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Bank cyber-attacks highlight the need for ‘war games’

In the light of recent news showing that $1bn (£648m) has been stolen since 2013 in cyber-attacks on up to 100 banks and financial institutions worldwide Konrads Smelkovs of KPMG’s cyber security team says that it is time for financial institutions to be more proactive when it comes to information security.

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The 2015 Cyber Risk Report

HP has published the 2015 edition of its annual Cyber Risk Report, which looks at the security threat landscape through 2014 and indicates likely trends for 2015.

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Information security management is changing: Gartner

Although the frequency of a cybersecurity attack on a large scale is low, by 2018, 40 percent of large enterprises will have formal plans to address aggressive cybersecurity business disruption attacks, up from zero percent in 2015, according to Gartner, Inc.

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