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PwC sign cyber insurance incident response contract with Beazley

PwC and Beazley announce alliance for forensic servicesBeazley, the pioneer in breach response insurance, announced today the addition of PwC to the panel of specialist service providers available to Beazley Breach Response (BBR) policyholders.  Beazley's BBR clients now have access to one of the world's largest forensic services providers to investigate suspected data breaches and network intrusions and contain the issue as swiftly as possible.

HMG steps up support for Lawyers and Accountants with free online training

Department of Business, Innovation and Skills helps Lawyers and Accountants develop Cyber Risk knowledge Digital Economy Minister Ed Vaizey has announced a new free online training course to help members of the legal and accountancy professions develop the skills they need to protect themselves and their clients from cyber-attacks.
 
Developed by government and industry, the on-line training will also enable lawyers and accountants to advise their clients on the cyber risks to their business. This will help UK businesses protect themselves from information breaches and other threats that could potentially cost them millions of pounds.
 

PwC Report Security breaches rising

 

PwC Global State of Information Security Report Link The annual Global State of Information Security® survey of more than 9,700 security, IT, and business executives has found that the total number of security incidents detected by their respondents climbed to 42.8 million this year, an increase of 48% over 2013. That’s the equivalent of 117,339 incoming attacks per day, every day. 

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Cybersecurity has become a persistent business risk and is no longer an issue that is just the concern of information technology and security professionals. The threat and impact of breaches and disruption is a challenge that extends to the C-suite and boardroom.
 

Data & Privacy Exposures are not limited to security breaches

The impication of the Google 'right to be forgotten' caseThe Right to be Forgotten isn't just a Google issue
 
When considering data protection, data losses tend to spring to mind. However, this year, the risks of holding data for too long have been at the fore.
 
The recently publicised "right to be forgotten" case saw the European Court of Justice rule that Google Spain was a data controller due to its capacity to find, index, store and make information available to the public on its website.
 

CSIS Report - cost of Cyber Crime affecting economies & costing jobs

CSIS Report cost of Cyber Crime The global cost of Cyber Crime is estimated by the Center for Strategic and International Studies to be up to $575bn in it’s report entitled “Net Losses:Estimating the Global Cost of Cybercrime, sponsored by McAfee.

 

The report tries to assess the impact on the global economy by looking at the range of costs and losses associated with Cyber Crime a create an approximate total. 

 

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