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Fewer than a third of UK businesses' worst information security breaches go public

Nearly three quarters of UK organisations (70%) experiencing information security breaches in 2013 kept those incidents "under wraps" from the public, according to a new survey commissioned by the UK government. 30 Apr 2014

New law increases cyber attack risks for French companies

FOCUS: Businesses in France are being asked to compile a database of commercially sensitive information that will potentially attract increased interest from cyber criminals. 03 Apr 2014

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    This guide is based on UK law. It was last updated in April 2008. Confidential information can be the most valuable asset of a business. A competitive edge in the marketplace may rely on a business...

Public WiFi security risks prompt BYOD policy poser, says expert

It would be "impractical" for many businesses that operate a 'bring your own device' (BYOD) policy to completely ban employees from carrying out work activities over public WiFi networks despite the associated security risks, an expert has said. 10 Mar 2014

Expert backs 'greater certainty' for businesses in preventing disclosure of pre-published research under FOI

New rules that would stop universities from disclosing pre-published research would be welcomed by businesses that often partner with the institutions to fund research programmes, an expert has said. 22 Jan 2014

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