Monthly Archives: June 2014

Key takeaways from London Tech Week

London Tech Week debuted in the capital last week, featuring over 200 independently run events packed into five days. With 30,000 attendees the event is designed to showcase the UK’s role as the digital heart of Europe.

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UK Cyber Essentials Scheme Launched

Last week the UK Government launched the Cyber Essentials Scheme (CES) allowing businesses to demonstrate best practice in defending against common cyber threats.
The scheme, launched 5th June 2014, is a key objective in the government’s £860 million National Cyber Security Programme. The main objective is to ensure the UK is a safer place to conduct business online. Until now, there hasn’t been a single recognizable award in cyber security assurance suitable for all businesses. Developed in close consultation with industry and insurers, many incentives are being offered to businesses who join the scheme.

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Is antivirus software dead?

Last month, Symantec’s senior VP for information security described antivirus as “dead”, estimating that antivirus now catches just 45% of cyber attacks.

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