Average cyber attack costs $1.7m

05 February 2019

The average cost of a cyber attack has climbed to $1.1m (around £855,000), according to Radware. For those organisations that calculate rather than estimate the cost of an attack, that number increases to $1.7m (around £1.3m).

For its 2018-2019 Global Applicationand Network Security Report, the cyber security and application delivery solutions specialist leveraged vendor-neutral survey data from 790 IT executives spanning several industries around the globe. It also utilised its own hands-on experience of handling today’s leading threats as well as third-party service provider commentary.

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Insurer uses AI for MoJ claims

31 January 2019

Allianz's Munich headqaurters 

Allianz's Munich headqaurters 

Injury claims handlers at Allianz Insurance can now action UK Ministry of Justice Stage 3 claims using a new digital platform launched in partnership with law firm Keoghs.

Defendant Hub, described as the “first truly” automated end-to-end digital system for Stage 3 claims, puts an end to case handlers will checking and responding to a court proceedings pack, while having to manually download documents which are then forwarded to legal personnel. Under the old system, the results were then shared with handlers who would manually update the system once the Stage 3 hearing had taken place.

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Home Office blocks IPCO hire

24 January 2019

Home Office

Home Office

The Home Office has refused a privacy campaigner and academic security clearance for a senior level post at surveillance watchdog the Investigatory Powers Commissioner’s Office (IPCO), because of his “previous work and associations”.

Eric King is a former director of Don’t Spy On US, a now defunct coalition of organisations which campaigned for reform in the wake of revelations by US whistleblower Edward Snowden in 2013, which also identified a vast state surveillance network in the UK. 

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BT and Deloitte to support police force digital transformation

16 January 2019

Protected against attack: the programme includes the creation of a National Management Centre to help safeguard police forces from cyber threats.

Protected against attack: the programme includes the creation of a National Management Centre to help safeguard police forces from cyber threats.

BT and Deloitte have been awarded contracts to help deliver the National Enabling Programmes (NEP) initiative for policing, including the National Management Centre (NMC) for Policing. The programmes aims help police and crime commissioners across England and Wales to buy and use ICT more effectively.

 

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