The last two weeks have been littered with high profile breaches, ranging from credit card details, to press releases as well as stories that will worry privacy advocates. Privacy surrounding Microsoft’s new Windows platform, big data storage websites and the emails of senior politicians are raising serious questions.
A new report has been published on the joint initiatives between government and the insurance sector to tackle cyber risk.
Last year 81% of large UK businesses and 60% of small companies suffered a cyber security breach. A report published on 23 March by HM Government and Marsh, one of the UK’s leading insurance brokers and risk advisors, announces new joint initiatives between government and the insurance sector to help firms get to grips with cyber risk; to establish cyber insurance as part of firms’ cyber toolkits and cement London as the global centre for cyber risk management.
Security Alliance is pleased to announce the release of a new guide for those who require certification under the Cyber Essentials Scheme. The guide, entitled ‘How to Prepare for Cyber Essentials’ comes at an opportune time, as the Cabinet Office has today mandated Cyber Essentials controls (from 1st October) if bidding for government contracts which involve handling of sensitive and personal information and provision of certain technical products and services.
UK businesses could be putting themselves at risk by failing to demand third party penetration tests on their cloud service providers (CSPs). This is the message from cyber security experts Security Alliance and cloud service provider Databarracks.
Navigating through any scheme can be laborious and that’s why we like to make things as simple as possible for you. Listed below are a dozen bullet points to help you make sense of the Cyber Essentials scheme that the UK Government introduced in June 2014.
It is undisputed that online applications are increasingly open to attack. The world of eCommerce is highly sensitive to a growing number of crimes, so it is of no surprise to find that many clients demand evidence that critical and sensitive applications are appropriately secure.
What drives a company to perform a penetration test or web application security test? If you are a software company or a service provider, it is most likely that your clients and partners need to know that appropriate security controls are in place within your web applications and systems.
It is not difficult to engage a company to perform a web security test or penetration test – there are many to choose from. Selecting one that is going to deliver reliably and support your endgame is altogether a different challenge.