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The role of change management in cybersecurity awareness education
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Imparting cybersecurity awareness as part of a wider change-management process can turn workers into robust defences against evolving threats.
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From investment to impact: Unlocking cybersecurity value
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Three small steps can enable organisations to realise significant gains from their existing tools, and to substantially improve their security posture.
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IWD 2024: Harmony & flexibility: A blueprint for female leadership in fintech
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Amid a growing need for work-life balance, female leaders in fintech are ushering in a new approach, centred on harmony and flexibility, leading to more sustainable, inclusive, and creative workplaces.
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UK councils show worrying laxity in AI usage policies
Wed, 28th Feb 2024
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FOI data reveal a 'shocking' laxity among UK councils in regulating workplace Artificial Intelligence (AI) usage, with three-quarters lacking usage policies and over a third permitting AI use without policy.
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Rising fraudulent ads on search engines prompt calls for vigilance
Thu, 15th Feb 2024
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Rising instances of fraudulent software ads on search engines lead to heightened scrutiny and calls for user vigilance, warns cybersecurity firm Oxylabs.
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Fintech leaders urging stricter AI laws at recent summit
Wed, 7th Feb 2024
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digital economy
Fintech leaders urge UK regulators to impose stricter AI laws to foster confidence and responsible usage in financial services.
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More & Tangerine to align with Teleco Financial Hardship Standard 2024
Wed, 7th Feb 2024
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telecom
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More and Tangerine adapting to Telecommunications Financial Hardship Industry Standard 2024, affirming commitment to affordability and accessibility of services amid financial challenges.
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Great Office Return sees 92% of firms initiate mandatory in-office policy
Tue, 30th Jan 2024
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Amid the 2023 'Year of the Great Office Return', 92% of UK firms enacted mandatory in-office policies leading to 40% reinstating a full workweek, despite notable commuting costs and disruptions.
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AgSmart Connect to launch crucial agri-tech adoption research
Thu, 25th Jan 2024
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Understanding Farmer Literacy and Adoption of Agri-Innovation in Australia research to be unveiled at AgSmart Connect event, revealing key insights into Aussie farmers' interaction with agri-tech.
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EU chief urges Europe to boost AI initiatives at Davos
Thu, 18th Jan 2024
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EU Chief Ursula von der Leyen urges Europe to increase AI adoption for competitiveness at the World Economic Forum.
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Darren Gladman becomes Energy Policy Manager at SMA Australia
Tue, 16th Jan 2024
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Climate and energy policy veteran, Darren Gladman, assumes the pivotal role of Energy Policy and Regulatory Manager at SMA Australia, aiming to effect climate-friendly energy reforms.
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Bootcamp for critical infrastructure cybersecurity training launched
Thu, 28th Dec 2023
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OPSWAT to launch global cybersecurity training bootcamp in 2024, elevating protection for critical infrastructure.
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OpenUK announces speaker lineup for State of Open Con 24
Thu, 21st Dec 2023
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cloud services
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public cloud
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fintech
OpenUK reveals speaker roster of over 140 leading tech, open source, law, and policy experts for SOOCon24 conference. .
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2024 to witness renewed focus on cyber resilience
Wed, 20th Dec 2023
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2024 to witness a renewed focus on cyber resilience, a growing talent gap, resurgence in AI-enhanced cyberattacks, and strategic focus on cybersecurity.
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Ignition Technology & Illumio partner to boost UK & Ireland's cybersecurity
Mon, 18th Dec 2023
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Ignition Technology and Illumio are joining forces to enhance the UK and Ireland's cybersecurity infrastructure with Zero Trust Segmentation.
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75% of critical infrastructure sectors faced ransomware attacks, reveals Claroty
Thu, 7th Dec 2023
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Research by cybersecurity firm Claroty reveals 75% of critical infrastructure sectors experienced ransomware attacks in the past year.
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Fluree introduces public preview of their new JSON-Linked-Data Database
Fri, 1st Dec 2023
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data sharing
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data management
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collaboration
Fluree has unleashed the public preview of its new JSON-Linked-Data Database, which promises composable, decentralised data management.
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UK academia divided over role & ethics of AI technologies
Tue, 14th Nov 2023
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higher education
A stark divide has emerged in UK universities surrounding the ethics and role of AI technologies in higher education settings.
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High AI usage at Antipodean workplaces despite lack of official permission
Mon, 13th Nov 2023
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accounting systems
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compliance
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digital banking
Despite lack of permissions, 63% of Australian and New Zealand workplaces have high artificial intelligence usage, reveals ISACA study.
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Commvault appoints Melissa Hathaway as Chair of Cyber Resilience Council
Wed, 1st Nov 2023
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advanced persistent threat protection
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cybersecurity
Commvault has appointed cybersecurity expert Melissa Hathaway to chair its Cyber Resilience Council, advising on security trends and threats.
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Australia's aged care sector goes real-time with systems
Mon, 16th Oct 2023
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location-based services
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australian government
Australia's aged care sector employs real-time location systems and location-based services to meet care minute regulations.
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Top Polish banks turn to UiPath for automation solutions
Sat, 7th Oct 2023
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services
UiPath's automation solutions help Polish banks manage challenges from an 8-month national mortgage deferral policy.
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Exclusive: BizCover makes it easy to get business insurance
Tue, 30th May 2023
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cybersecurity insurance
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insurance
BizCover is disrupting the global insurance sector and has become a leader in commercial insurance technology distribution.
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FinTech Australia and FDATA call for long needed CDR roadmap
Mon, 29th May 2023
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fintech
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australian federal budget
Australia's Fintech industry body and global non-profit FDATA are urging policy-makers to establish a roadmap for CDR implementation.