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The Cyber News Roundup
A look back at news, views and more over the past couple of weeks, taken from our last Cyber Security Insights newsletter and other sources. Catch up on the latest threats, research, advice and events – in fact, all things cyber - at your convenience. News Recap NCSC outlines future of security research. The new [...]
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An Industry ‘First’: Reliance ACSN Achieves Prestigious Investor in Sales Award from the Association of Professional Sales (APS)
We’re delighted to announce that Reliance acsn has become the first company in the cyber security sector to be awarded the APS Investor in Sales award. The award measures the ethical sales standards of each individual, and the Reliance acsn team achieved a remarkable 100% pass rate in the assessment examination. The Association of Professional [...]
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NHS Digital Part 3: Great Work, Great Challenges And Great People
Written by John Noble CBE, Advisory Board member  In the final instalment of this blog (read part two here or part one here), Reliance acsn Advisory Board Director John Noble CBE shares his experience of working with NHS Digital and government bodies to secure the NHS against cyber attack – and how the COVID-19 pandemic has made [...]
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NHS Digital Part 2: Great Work, Great Challenges And Great People
Written by John Noble CBE, Advisory Board member  In the second instalment of this blog (read part 1 here), Reliance acsn Advisory Board member John Noble CBE shares his experience of working with NHS Digital and government bodies, and explores the consequences of the additional pressure it has come under as a result of the [...]
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NHS Digital Part 1: Great Work, Great Challenges And Great People
Written by John Noble CBE, Advisory Board member  Reliance acsn Advisory Board member John Noble CBE has extensive experience of the work of NHS Digital in defending the nation’s treasured healthcare resources. In this three-part blog, he shares both the challenges and the advances, against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic. It was during a [...]
VIDEO: The New Normal, The New Legal: The Urgent Case for Cyber Security
This video replay is from the RELIANCE ACSN WEBINAR held on Thursday, 11th June 2020. The pandemic and the subsequent lockdown have caused all of us to change the way we work. The radical shift to home working has expanded and reshaped enterprises’ remote networks; this has become the ‘New Normal’ and, indeed, for law [...]
Can law firms do more to protect themselves from cyber attack – or are they just sitting ducks?

Responsibility for managing cyber risk cannot be outsourced; law firm leaders must have ‘skin in the game’, argues Reliance acsn CEO Martin Sutherland. llen Grubman, the most powerful lawyer in the music business, once told Vanity Fair: “I’m a big believer that success in business is 75 percent luck, 25 percent brains.” […]

Penetration Testing adapts to the new normal
Written by Alex Miller, Penetration Tester  During lockdown IT teams across the UK have been working extremely hard to support businesses, enabling them to transform and continue to serve the public in these uncertain times. From online supermarket Ocado adjusting to their 10 fold increase in demand to all the office-based businesses moving office equipment [...]
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DON’T IGNORE THE MOST POWERFUL SOLUTION IN THE SECURITY ARMOURY: THE BRAIN!
Written by Robin Vann, Chief Solutions Officer  I’m often asked about my approach to being secure, and my overarching view is that whilst I have a right to expect technology to support me in this respect, I’ll never outsource my responsibility to keep myself secure to a technical control – the brain is better than [...]
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WEBINAR: National Policing Cyber Security Webinar Series
How have you been managing to work from home during the Covid-19 pandemic? Could you make this time easier?   ​Join the City of London Police's Cyber Griffin team and guests, including Reliance acsn's Vice Chairman Tarquin Foliss OBE, as they look at how people have adapted to working from home, and the effect it [...]
WEBINAR: Reducing Cyber Risk and Maintaining Compliance in a Remote World
Date: Friday 1st May Time: 14.00-14.30 BST Phishing and malware attacks are on the increase, and with the majority of the workforce now adopting remote working, your employees are more likely to become an easy target. In this webinar, we’ll discuss the most effective defence: a robust approach to ensuring your security controls, education and [...]
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Cyber analyst: New tool protects remote workers from Covid-19 scams
COVID-19 phishing scams have skyrocketed over the past weeks, as hackers exploit anxiety and faltering vigilance in this strange new working world. But our analyst Diego Valero Marco is fighting back with his DROPi tool, enabling CISOs to give remote teams the power to detect and avoid malicious COVID-19 domains. New tool to protect against [...]