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Bridging the Cyber Security Skills Landscape

2017-08-11T15:18:55+00:00 By |

A global study has highlighted the UK’s crippling skills shortage, with businesses “put at risk” as employer demand for expertise is treble the supply. The number of cyber security job searches in Britain reached just 31.6% of the number of cyber security jobs posted, giving the UK a skills gap second only to that of

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The Call for a Digital ‘Geneva Convention’

2017-04-21T16:04:03+00:00 By |

Adrian Leppard CBE, QPM, Templar Executives Adrian was interviewed by ITV News on Monday and discussed government access to technological networks. http://www.itv.com/news/2017-03-27/exclusive-microsoft-boss-we-will-not-help-any-government-hack-any-customer-anywhere/ Nation states are now heavily committed to defending themselves against cyber warfare and espionage, with businesses and citizens getting caught in the cross fire. In response, Microsoft President Brad Smith is calling for a

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Signifileaks: The cyber threat to high net worth individuals

2017-02-14T15:44:05+00:00 By |

As cyber attacks on organisations continue to increase, so too do the vulnerabilities of high profile individuals to online hacks. Last week’s headline of David Beckham’s emails being breached is just one example in a sequence of attacks on influential individuals, where one major data breach could cost a celebrity their knighthood and a high

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Shining the Cyber spotlight on Black Friday

2017-02-14T15:33:45+00:00 By |

This year we will see a monumental forecasted UK spend of £4.9bn across Black Friday and Cyber Monday alone[1], as many seek out festive bargains. Yet the season of goodwill will not be embraced by all, with some 20 million Cyber-attacks predicted before the close of 2016[2]. Scammers out there are getting increasingly skilled at

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Winning the Cyber Security Vote

2017-02-02T18:10:49+00:00 By |

Today, 150 million Americans will be voting for the next US president. The election has been fraught with controversy and uncertainty including questions over the digital insecurity of voting systems and undue influences have been dominating the news. Without doubt, we are living at a time of unprecedented change where the global spotlight is constantly

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Wearables: Fashion Accessory or Security Threat?

2017-02-02T18:10:49+00:00 By |

Wearables are now trending across the globe. These are fashionable and innovative technological devices that can capture, store and process data from the user’s body or surroundings. Gartner has forecast that sales for wearable technology will reach $28.7 billion in 2016, an increase of 18.4 per cent from last year.[1] Wearable devices include smart glasses

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In or Out, Cyber’s still In

2017-02-02T18:10:50+00:00 By |

The United Kingdom’s historic decision to vote for 'Brexit' has heralded an era of huge uncertainty. Over 70% of UK voters turned out to decide on the question of Brexit - Britain’s future membership of the European Union (EU), in a referendum that resulted in a 51.9% majority in favour of leaving the EU. Whilst

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