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  • 25 Mar 2015 4:07 PM | Sylvia Jones

    This report, the result of close working between the Government and the insurance sector, highlights the role insurers and insurance can play in reducing cyber risk. By asking the right questions in addressing cyber risks, insurers and insurance brokers can help promote the adoption of good practice, including the Government’s Cyber Essentials scheme, which will reduce the frequency and cost of breaches.


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  • 25 Mar 2015 3:59 PM | Sylvia Jones

    As an employer it is good practice to create an open, transparent and safe working environment where workers feel able to speak up. Although the law does not require employers to have a whistleblowing policy in place, the existence of a whistleblowing policy shows an employer’s commitment to listen to the concerns of workers. By having clear policies and procedures for dealing with whistleblowing, an organisation demonstrates that it welcomes information being brought to the attention of management.


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  • 20 Mar 2015 11:56 AM | Sylvia Jones

    While the full scale of the problem is not known, one thing is clear: these crimes are not victimless. Just because a victim might receive a refund following a financial loss or might not come face-to-face with an offender, it does not make the experience any less distressing. Being tricked by an online fraudster or having your identity stolen can leave victims feeling embarrassed, insecure and vulnerable.


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  • 20 Mar 2015 11:50 AM | Sylvia Jones

     There was general support for the reporting duty as a means to drive up transparency and consistency. It is believed that greater transparency from prescribed persons about how they handle whistleblowing disclosures will drive up standards across prescribed persons so that a greater number are demonstrating good practice

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  • 20 Mar 2015 11:42 AM | Sylvia Jones

     The Cyber Growth Partnership is a joint industry and Government group co-chaired by the Minister for Universities and Science and the CEO of BT Group. The Partnership has been established to identify how to support the growth of the UK cyber security industry, with an emphasis on increasing exports.

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  • 12 Mar 2015 7:39 PM | Sylvia Jones

    This guidance explains the threat from cyber-attack and shows how you can protect your business. Cyber Essentials shows you how your business can protect against the common cyber threats seen online. Gaining the Cyber Essentials badge demonstrates your business takes this seriously.

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  • 02 Mar 2015 1:43 PM | Sylvia Jones

    Many information security experts will remember 2014 as the year of the big breaches—and with good reason. In addition to several high-profile hack attacks, the year included a number of lesser-known incidents that nevertheless resulted in significant theft of records, according to a comprehensive analysis of security breaches, conducted by Gemalto through data collected in its Breach Level Index.


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  • 02 Mar 2015 10:12 AM | Sylvia Jones

    This guidance provides you with a good practice foundation for business owners and managers. You’ll find links to other sources of good advice at the end of this booklet if you need them. You don’t need to be an IT expert to improve your security. Taking some simple steps can help make all the difference.


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  • 21 Feb 2015 6:51 AM | Sylvia Jones

    This amended draft code provides guidance on the use of the investigation powers under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA) by prosecutors (in England and Wales) and has been updated following amendment of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 by the Policing and Crime Act 2009 and the Crime and Courts Act 2013.


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  • 17 Feb 2015 1:42 PM | Sylvia Jones

    Criminal Bankruptcy Orders offer a more effective retrieval of funds from defendants than confiscation orders. Criminal bankruptcy should be reintroduced to help return money from fraudsters to their victims, according to a new report published by the insolvency trade body, R3.

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