NaCTSO launches ACT Awareness eLearning
The National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO) has announced a change in the way counter-terrorism awareness training is provided to businesses. Launched today, the ACT Awareness eLearning product will provide nationally accredited CT guidance to help industry better understand, and mitigate against current terrorist methodology.
Commonwealth Standards Network is launched
National standards body, BSI, the Department for International Trade and the Department for International Development, have together launched the Commonwealth Standards Network -- a platform for Commonwealth countries to exchange ideas, share best practice and impart knowledge.
NCSC warns of security risk to telecommunications sector
The NCSC is issuing advice to the UK telecommunications sector regarding the potential use of Chinese state-owned ZTE equipment and services. Technical director of the National Cyber Security Centre, Dr. Ian Levy, has written to telecommunications organisations regarding the potential use of ZTE equipment and services in the UK telecommunications infrastructure environment.
Warning issued over potential supply chain disruption for electric vehicles
Auto manufacturers could face significant disruption as a result in the slowdown of the supply of batteries for electric vehicles. This is according to research from JLT Specialty (JLT) – the specialist insurance broker and risk consultant which showed that eight of the 11 principal countries which supply key raw materials for electric vehicle (EV) batteries, such as cobalt and lithium, are in territories designated as at high or very high risk of disruption
Competition law guidance published by CMA
The CMA has today published advice for businesses operating joint ventures to help them comply with competition law. The group's advisory follows a recent case where two businesses in a joint venture were fined £1.7m by the CMA for agreeing to share the market under the cover of a joint venture agreement.
Cloud-based solutions under increasing attack
Cloud-based office solutions are coming under increasing attack from cyber criminals, with the majority of incidents involving compromised business email accounts. This is according to the Beazley Breach Response Services team, whose Q1 2018 figures increased sharply since the previous quarter. The three sectors most affected were financial services, healthcare and professional services.
New cyber guide for brokers published
Ecclesiastical has published a new guide to help brokers support their charity clients defend against digital risk. The new guide, which has been produced with the support of the Charities Security Forum, provides information on the range of cyber threats they could face -- from ransomware, malware and denial of service to phishing, password attacks and human error. It also provides a wealth of practical advice on mitigating these risks, including guidance on protecting against data breaches.
Consumers most comfortable with AI in healthcare
Despite the prevalent concerns around artificial intelligence, consumers are surprisingly comfortable with the use of the technology in healthcare. This is among the findings of a US-based survey conducted by SAS, which found that when presented with a variety of real-world AI scenarios, a majority of people were at ease with AI in healthcare, and more comfortable with AI in healthcare settings than banking or retail.