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Social Engineering – What exactly is it and who might be victims?

Social Engineering – If you don’t work in either the security or IT industry, you may wonder what the term means and if it forms any real threat to you organisation. If you have heard the term, then assuming it

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The Threat Within

We previously posted this article a while ago but it’s still just as relevant today….. But what exactly is the insider threat? What, or rather who, is an insider? Security professionals and government agencies all have their own definitions and

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>FBI’s Robert Mueller Reflects On The Escalation Of Insider Threats

> This is areally interesting account from the Director of the FBI. It demonstrates histop priorities, details some recently publicised incidents and explains howthe threats from terrorism, espionage and cyber attacks are evolving. I thinkwe sometimes forget the excellent work

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>8th Annual CISO Summit Rome 2011

> Day One – Cyber Crime Risk Following the Cloud Summit day one of the 8th Annual CISO Summit and Roundtable starts with Detective Superintendent Charlie McMurdie, Head of the Police Central e-crime Unit (PCeU). Providing an overview of the

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>Young Staff Commit Most Fraud

> A new report has revealed that most instances of staff fraud are committed by individuals under the age of 21. CIFAS – the UK’s Fraud Prevention Service – has released the information in its ‘Staff Fraudscape’ report, which analyses

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>Terror Plot BA Employee Gets 30 Years

> Rajib Karim, 31, from Newcastle (originally from Bangladesh) a former British Airways software engineer has been jailed for 30 years for plotting to blow up a plane. I think this is an excellent example of the insider threat (albeit

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>Insider Threat Most Costly for Organisations

> This article was originally posted by ‘The New New Internet – The Cyber Frontier’ and can be found here. There is also a powerpoint presentation summary of the survey results. A new cybersecurity survey found that cyber attacks perpetrated

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>News – The Threat Within

> This is an excellent example of the threat an insider can pose to an organisation (and in this case potentially the public). Rajib KARIM deliberately sought a job in the UK that he could exploit for terrorist purposes. KARIM

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>The Spy Next Door, Stealing Your Life For £44

> How easy can it be to steal your life? For less than 44 quid is it possible to steal your bank account username, password and bank account security questions? For less than 44 quid is it possible to harvest

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