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  • 13 Dec 2016 6:28 PM | Sylvia Jones

    Much has changed since the National Security Strategy and Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR) was published in November of last year. The principal threats to our national security remain the same. We are witnessing the resurgence of state-based threats – as displayed most obviously by Russia’s actions in Syria and Ukraine; terrorism and extremism threaten our security; cyber attacks are on the increase from both state and non-state actors, and we face renewed challenges to the rules-based international order that provides the bedrock of our security 

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  • 08 Dec 2016 3:44 PM | Sylvia Jones

    Five new malware programs per second, the return of traditional virus attacks on Windows systems, the Top 10 threats for macOS and Trojan attacks on Android: facts at a glance concerning these and other developments in IT security and the current status of online hazards are found in the latest AV-TEST Security Report. Cyber-criminals think like businesspeople, and they have to. Because in their line of business, competition is growing stiffer all the time.

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  • 01 Dec 2016 6:51 PM | Sylvia Jones

    The report advances initial discussions that took place at a meeting organised by the Security & Resilience Network of London First on 21 July. A report on the proceedings, which took place under the Chatham House rule, was issued with the title of ‘The Security and Resilience Implications of Brexit’. The audience, then and now, is senior executives in the public and private sectors who need to grapple with the issues presented by Brexit. It concludes with 10 recommendations for consideration as we move forward under the new set of circumstances.

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  • 29 Nov 2016 2:22 PM | Sylvia Jones

    West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson reveals his priorities in his brand new Police and Crime Plan. The plan, entitled your Police, Your Priorities, details the PCC's aims for the force and how he will hold the Chief Constable to account to achieve them. It covers his entire term of office up to 2020. This includes a new focus on young people, reducing re-offending, tackling mental ill-health and supporting the economy. David Jamieson will also make sure the police are dealing with complex threats like cybercrime and terrorism, while tackling traditionally 'hidden crimes' such as domestic abuse, hate crime and child sexual exploitation. The recruitment of 200 specialist staff to deal with these particular fields will help achieve that.

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  • 24 Nov 2016 3:53 PM | Sylvia Jones

    This Special Report from the Government was published in response to the Home Affairs Committee report on the Proceeds of Crime, flagging serious concerns regarding the use of the UK property market to launder the proceeds of international crime. £1.2bn has been taken off criminals between April 2010, and March 2016, and hundreds of millions more has been frozen and put beyond the reach of criminals. £153m was returned to victims in the same period. In 2015–16, more assets were recovered than ever before, some £255m, which is an increase of 28% on the previous year.

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  • 02 Nov 2016 11:26 AM | Sylvia Jones

    CCAB believes that professionally qualified accountants have a key role to play in combatting economic crime, but they cannot do this work alone. Making sure that the gates to our legitimate economy are as strongly guarded as possible is a job for everyone, inside and outside of our profession. Accompanying this manifesto is a booklet of case studies containing ten examples of economic crimes – from cybercrime to terrorist financing – each with an accompanying commentary to highlight the many ways in which even professional accountants can easily find themselves unwittingly involved in criminality.

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  • 19 Oct 2016 10:57 AM | Sylvia Jones

     Cybercriminals hide behind anonymity to carry out their crimes, operating under a veil of secrecy to conceal who they are and what they’re up to. By understanding the data we collect through our Kaspersky Security Network (KSN) and absorbing the industry intelligence from our GReAT (Global Research and Analysis Team) researchers, you can learn more about what their tactics are and how you can protect your business.

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  • 14 Oct 2016 7:47 PM | Sylvia Jones

     Fraudsters’ drive towards greater sophistication is highlighted by the latest figures published by the British Crime Survey of England and Wales. It revealed there were an estimated 2 million cybercrimes, along with 5 million frauds, of which nearly three out of four (70%) were cyber-related last year. Analysis suggests that organisations of all shapes and sizes and in all sectors are vulnerable to attacks. Inside this report Experian outline a host of emerging frauds trends and a snapshot of how, where and who is being targeted.

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  • 11 Oct 2016 3:48 PM | Sylvia Jones

     Technology is rapidly evolving and whilst it provides fantastic opportunities to communicate more efficiently and effectively, enhance processes and achieve greater prosperity, it is also open to criminal abuse. This booklet has been developed to assist you to take the necessary steps to defend your business and your customers against cyber-criminals. The Metropolitan Police Service has recognised the changing face of business through the online marketplace and just as an office of warehouse requires security against intrusion so too does your presence in the online world

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  • 10 Oct 2016 2:19 PM | Sylvia Jones

    A Steady State of Threats in the Connected World – October 2016. The findings reflect a DDoS landscape that remains teeming with consistent and relentless attacks. Despite the steady number of organizations affected by DDoS, respondents are reporting increased encounters with malware, and now ransomware, in conjunction with DDoS attacks. These types of activities are known as “smokescreens” because the DDoS attack seeks to divert attention while a more sinister plot is carried out.

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