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< The beta blog | 21 Oct 2015

To be digitally fit, you need to be digitally trusted

Moving processes into the digital world isn’t just about moving the paper world into the electronic sphere, doing the same things online. Digital offers the potential for you to be faster, more agile and more creative than you’ve ever been before. Going digital offers opportunities to optimise processes; make them more cost-efficient, faster and environmentally friendly. Embracing the opportunities digital brings is the only way to stay competitive. Trust is an essential part of that.

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< The beta blog | 19 Jun 2015

Findings from the ISBS

​We have been commissioned by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) to survey companies across the UK on cyber security incidents and emerging trends.

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< The beta blog | 10 Apr 2015

Ready for when your systems are breached? Because they will be

Stories of data breaches, information system hacks and infiltrated cyber security architecture are legion. These days, it’s less about if an organisation’s systems will be breached, and more about when. And more importantly, about whether you have measures in place to limit damage and recover from the attack as quickly and effectively as possible.

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< The beta blog | 08 Apr 2015

Learning from the lessons of the past – Security, Privacy and the IoT

The Internet of Things (IoT) is no longer the future, it’s the here and now. Already, people and objects in the physical and virtual worlds are able to interact with one another, exchanging data and automating tasks. And it’s all pervasive from the factory floor to hospital operating rooms, from fields of windmills to off-shore oil rigs. Even objects in our homes have the ability to connect and communicate, and remotely manage networked, automated devices via the Internet.

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< The beta blog | 01 Apr 2015

Private equity and cyber security: Defence measures

Private equity firms face cyber security threats across their entire organisation as explained in our latest 'Guide to Cyber Security'. At fund manager level, financial data held on investors and portfolio companies is a high value target for hackers, as is intelligence on upcoming deals. At portfolio company level, risks abound in numerous different areas, with hackers targeting IP and consumer data or looking to cause business disruption.

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< The beta blog | 13 Mar 2015

Private equity and Cyber Security Part 2: Identifying risk in the portfolio

Identifying cyber security threats to a private equity portfolio is a wide-ranging and challenging task. However, with losses to corporates in the UK running to £27 billion annually according to the Cabinet Office, it is a task worth undertaking for private equity firms.

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< The beta blog | 09 Mar 2015

Private equity and Cyber Security: The 3 Weak Points of the General Partner

If you are a private equity general partner, and not directly involved in cyber security, you may well be astonished by how frequent, how persistent and how well organised cyber attacks are. You may well also be surprised that a private equity general partner – as well as its portfolio companies – is of special interest to cyber attackers.

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< The beta blog | 09 Jan 2015

7 things you didn’t know that you could do with crypto currency technology

2014 was an eventful year for cyber security with many cyber breaches, spying scandals, and privacy violations hitting the news. Crypto currencies, a new form of digital payment, have also made headlines of late. Mostly met with a degree of paranoia among the media, they have developed a reputation of being the preserve of cyber criminals and money launderers. This is one of the factors which has limited widespread adoption among the general public.

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< The beta blog | 19 May 2014

Protecting your ‘crown jewels’ in the digital age

There has been a lot of noise in the 'cyber' arena recently, whether that's publically with the lucky escape of Santander or internally within PwC with the various surveys that we are either facilitating, running for others or initiating ourselves.

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< The beta blog | 19 May 2014

The future of social media and the need for trust

I’m an advocate for social media and in particular enterprise social. However, it seems to me that although social media and enterprise social offer a huge number of benefits, there is an inherent problem.

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