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UK Cyber Scheme to become European standard?

UK Cyber Scheme to become European standard?

The Cyber Essentials scheme has became mandatory for central UK government contracts which involve handling personal information and providing certain ICT products and services. However, according to those providing direct input on the scheme, confidence is high that the rest of Europe will soon be adopting these same British-made foundations. Brian Lightowler, Managing Director of QG Management Standards, one of four accreditation bodies on the scheme, explains how this model is taking shape.
The Perfect PR Playbook…For Responding to a Cyber Incident

The Perfect PR Playbook…For Responding to a Cyber Incident

Cyber attacks now present a clear threat to all businesses and customers. While the problem is recognized among most large-scale enterprises (i.e. those with the capital to invest in high-end cybersecurity), there remains an inability for any network to remain 100 percent secure. This means that, for now, the average likelihood of a data breach remains high across the spectrum while the capacity for prevention is worryingly outpaced by the capacity of the threat. Today, there is no excuse for not having developed a full plan for responding effectively to a data breach, beginning with an airtight strategy to protect customers and the organisation's public reputation...
8 Shocking Facts about Cyber Incident Response

8 Shocking Facts about Cyber Incident Response

“Unfortunately for many organizations, Incident Response is still primarily a reactive premise centered on a plan or policy document that describes how they should handle such an event. Alarmingly, many others have no plan or policy at all,” says Clint Sand, Sr. Director of Global Cyber Readiness and Response Services, Symantec. [Forbes] Companies need to be better trained to deal with cyber incidents and rather than merely trying to stop them from happening, must now make the assumption they will happen. Read all 8 eye-opening facts...