UK firms lagging on security testing

18 March 2019

New research has found that only five per cent of UK businesses spend £750,000- £999,999 on security testing.

The Cost of Security Testing, a report recently commissioned by security testing platform Avord, also found that only 1 per cent of companies spend over £1m annually on security testing. It said that businesses across the UK have criticised the security testing industry for being too expensive and this has resulted in companies spending more than £6.6bn annually protecting critical assets from cyber-attacks.

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Cisco gets industrial

14 March 2019

Technology giant Cisco will make it easier for businesses in manufacturing and other sectors to introduce IoT devices to the workplace by rolling out a suite of new products intended to boost scale, flexibility and security for industrial IoT deployments.

 

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Cisco’s AI collaboration

06 March 2019

Cisco and the University of Edinburgh will collaborate on opportunities in AI and data-driven innovation, a pillar of the £1.3bn Edinburgh and South East Scotland Region Deal launched last summer.

The first initiative in the partnership will see the US tech giant support 20 start-ups through the University and Wayra UK’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Blockchain Accelerator.

 

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‘Workers putting businesses at serious risk’ with social media

06 March 2019

Rufus Grig, chief technology officer at Maintel says the risks of using undocumented, unsecure apps “should be obvious enough”

Rufus Grig, chief technology officer at Maintel says the risks of using undocumented, unsecure apps “should be obvious enough”

Employees are exposing their businesses to potential cyber-attacks by continuing to use unapproved apps such as Instagram, Facebook Messenger and Snapchat, a report has found.

Research conducted by the cloud and managed services specialist Maintel found that four in 10 employees “confessed” to using social media more than two hours each day.

Furthermore, Maintel found that although the majority of employees knew that various apps are not permitted for use in the workplace, usage of WhatsApp, Snapchat and Instagram were actually on the rise over the past three years - 30 per cent, 27 per cent and 33 per cent respectively.

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Round up of DCIM & advise

Centre your data

Off-the-shelf page 14

How to ensure best ROI for spend decision

The True cost of data

Feature, page 10-13

Mobile Operator awarded £21m three-year contract

Police Scotland's mobile future

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