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Business needs to reduce cyber threat to payment card data

In the retail sector, almost all of the data breaches involve some kind of compromise to cardholder data, which is a trend that is expected to increase.

Despite investment in security and compliance, 2018 shows

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Business​ ​Risk​ ​Intelligence​ ​-​ 2017​​ ​Review​,​ ​2018​ ​Flashpoints

Business​ ​Risk​ ​Intelligence​ ​-​ 2017​​ ​Review​,​ ​2018​ ​Flashpoints

China leads the hacking charts with the highest combination of impact factors ticked off on a matrix combining the potential capability and impact of possible attacker groups, thus presenting the highest risk, forming one of three actors with a potential tier 6 catastrophic impact (alongside Russia and the Five Eyes) according to a new report by Flashpoint.


The authors say that this Decision Report reinforces the need for decision makers inside the enterprise to incorporate Business Risk Intelligence (BRI) into their risk assessments and strategies.


Flashpoint has detailed the main factors that will increase cyber-threat levels producing its Threat Matrix which details the capability and potential impact of different attackers, from specific nation states to Jihadis.


A primary focus is the fact that cyber-warfare is a main component used in all conflict now. Consequently the increase in

Read more at: https://www.scmagazineuk.com/news/business-risk-intelligence--2017-review-2018-flashpoints/article/737415/

Six risks to make you take business resilience seriously in 2018

If nothing else, 2017 provided proof positive that the unexpected does happen: South Africa’s political and economic crisis entered a new phase with the GuptaLeaks revelations, Kenya had to rerun its elections and the seemingly indomitable Robert Mugabe was forced from office in disgrace. Although the election of Cyril Ramaphosa as ANC President has could be seen as reducing risk, his ability to stem corruption, rebuild social cohesion and reignite the economy remains unclear, at best.

The ongoing GuptaLeaks saga has already compromised the reputations of several international firms, with more likely to be affected.

“GuptaLeaks is just another reminder that the risk landscape continues to develop in often unexpected ways, and it is no longer viable to see risks as discrete and separate incidents,” comments Michael Davies, CEO of ContinuitySA, Africa’s leading provider of business resilience solutions. “The materialisation of one risk is more than likely to affect the organisation’s

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6 risks to make you take business resilience seriously in 2018

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Rannvijay to create awareness about cyber bullying | Business …

Actor-presenter Rannvijay Singha will be the face and host of the upcoming season of “Troll Police”, which will bring celebrities and their trolls face-to-face.

The objective of the show is to showcase how in today’s day and age it is no big deal for one to log on to any social media platform and make obscene comments on a person’s physical appearance or the kind of attire they opt for.

MTV has roped in investigators and a cyber team that traces these trolls and the faces behind the acts and Bollywood celebrities will then confront the faces behind these trolls.

Rannvijay will educate the youth, create awareness and highlight the issue of cyber bullying.

“As they say with great power comes great responsibility, I really feel that while internet has given us the power to voice our opinion, there are a lot of people who do not use this boon

Read more at: http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/rannvijay-to-create-awareness-about-cyber-bullying-117123000012_1.html

Opinion: South West business leaders at increasing risk of cyber crime with rise of ‘whaling’

Written by: The Business | Posted 28 December 2017 12:46

Mark Hughes is chief executive of BT Security, which employs more than 2,500 security professionals and operates from 15 security operations centres around the world. Here, he explains why companies need to prepare themselves for the threat of cyber crime and why business leaders are at increasing risk of ‘whaling’

As an ever increasing number of people and organisations make ever greater use of the internet, the potential impact of cyber-theft, cyber-vandalism and even cyber-extortion is exploding.

The more we rely on the fantastic resource of ‘the net’ the more potentially vulnerable we become.

It is a daunting thought that there are now about 27 billion devices connected to the internet – well over three times the human population of the world – and that this figure is expected to reach 125 billion within 13 years.

If you think this

Read more at: http://www.southwestbusiness.co.uk/sectors/digital-and-hitech/opinion--south-west-business-leaders-at-increasing-risk-of-cyber-crime-with-rise-of-whaling-28122017124647/

79% Indian organisations rate cyber security among the top 5 business risks: KPMG report

Businesses are waking up to the seriousness of cyber risk. The KPMG Cybercrime Survey 2017 reveals that 58 percent organisations have cyber risk on the boardroom agenda, up from 41 percent in the 2015 study.

Cyber incidents are multiplying at an alarming pace and are increasingly becoming more complex, causing multiple disruptions in businesses and economies.

With the number of attacks increasing, organisations are now beginning to understand the need for cyber intelligence, cyber resilience, and measures to decrease the impact from cyberattacks.

The KPMG Cybercrime survey report 2017 aims to provide a holistic perspective on cyber security and associated crime with a view on how organisations are gearing up against this threat.

According to the report, 79 percent organisations in India rank cyber security among the top five business risks. It also highlights that 69 per cent of organisations are of the opinion that ransomware is a significant business risk. About 43 per cent indicated

Read more at: https://yourstory.com/2017/12/79-indian-organisations-rate-cyber-security-among-top-5-business-risks-kpmg-report/