Hacking your way into cyber security for fun and profit

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For the fourth consecutive year, the Deloitte Cyber Risk practice held its Capture the Flag competition, aiming to find the best and brightest ethical hackers from across the country. Following a remote qualifying event involving 14 university teams, the top eight received an invitation to the Deloitte’s London offices on Friday 23rd November.

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Posted on 11/12/2018 | 0 Comments

Women in Cyber: Closing the Skills Gap - NCSC CyberFirst Girls Competition

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Registration is now open for the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) CyberFirst Girls competition. The competition is an excellent way for young women to gain cyber security and problem-solving skills, work as a team and most importantly have fun. Technology touches on pretty much every part of daily life, so you don't have to be code breaker to get involved.

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Posted on 10/12/2018 | 0 Comments

Cyber security: It's a woman's world

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On 27 September, Deloitte held our annual Women in Cyber (WiC) event to discuss how companies can promote diversity within the cyber security industry and what the industry can learn from other sectors.

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Posted on 26/10/2018 | 0 Comments

Cyber Security: What's right for your organisation?

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The Board gathers in a room in a pensive mood. Everyone is fully aware that they must protect their infrastructure estate and critical data. However, the question of whether these are adequately protected, is causing our C-suite sleepless nights. Additional questions include:

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Posted on 26/10/2018 | 0 Comments

How to avoid a security own goal during the World Cup

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Debating the merits of the 4-4-2 format. Post-match analysis round the watercooler. Catching the match after work.

Whether you’re a die-hard fan or only ever watch the odd international match, many of us enjoy the excitement around the World Cup: no one more so than cyber criminals who see popular events like this as their ticket to a quick profit.

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Posted on 13/06/2018 | 0 Comments

Is GDPR a competitive advantage for FinTechs?

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Complying with GDPR is forcing financial services organisations to undergo considerable (and expensive) change, but it might be a blessing in disguise for smaller FinTechs looking to gain an edge.

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Posted on 01/06/2018 | 0 Comments

What can you learn from the GDPR for your next regulatory programme

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With the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) implementation date upon us, we’re taking a look at the most common errors we’re seeing in financial services (FS) firms’ approaches to their data programmes in readiness for the deadline and for ongoing compliance. 

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Posted on 25/05/2018 | 0 Comments

Armed with the skills to join the Deloitte Cyber Risk team

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Deloitte Cyber Risk Services has benefitted from a number of Armed Forces leavers. Ex-military personnel are at all levels and working in all sectors of our team. With an intrinsic understanding of security, strong communication skills and practiced problem-solving capabilities, many Armed Forces leavers naturally have a number of key skills and experience relevant to this industry. The Deloitte UK Cyber Risk Services practice is growing and on the lookout for talented individuals.

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Posted on 17/04/2018 | 0 Comments

Revenge of the Patch

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Since the public announcement of the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities, vendors have been scrambling to release patches. It is yet unclear whether the vulnerabilities have been successfully exploited by hackers, however, well over 100 strains of malware are known to target Spectre and Meltdown, at least in proof-of-concept code (1).    

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Posted on 28/03/2018 | 0 Comments

Hacking your way into cyber security

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Following on from the success of previous competitions, the Deloitte Cyber Risk practice ran their third annual Capture the Flag competition on Monday 26th February. To reach the live final in London, each team had to compete in an online qualifier in January and finish in one of the top eight spots.

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Posted on 08/03/2018 | 0 Comments