News Roundup July 2017



Below details the online publications that have featured or made reference to the London Digital Security Centre during July 2017 – please click on the link to read the article:


East Midlands Business Link

6 July 2017

Expert predicts tough data protection laws could cost exec-level jobs


Tougher laws on data protection will result in executive-level job losses and could drive SMEs out of business – that was the warning experts delivered to businesses attending a major cyber security conference. It came first from John Unsworth, Chief Executive Officer at London Digital Security Centre, who talked to almost 100 delegates at the East Midlands Cyber Security Conference at Nottingham’s Village Hotel. Read the full article here:



7 July 2017

A Dickens of a Cyber Conference


Number 1 Greek Street in the hedonistic Soho area of London, at the House of St Barnabas, the Dickens room, named after Charles Dickens in recognition of the historical connection between the House and A Tale of Two Cities, was the scene of a conference not typical of such an unusual setting. The second Roundtable event organised by UK Security Expo, chaired by Philip Ingram MBE, examined the evolving cyber security challenge and asked the question, are we prepared? And for avid Dickens fans, there is a connection. Read the full article here:


Lloyds Bank Business Resource Centre

10 July 2017

How to help protect your business against impersonation fraud


Fraud and cyber related fraud is on the rise, and all businesses are vulnerable. John Unsworth, CEO of the London Digital Security Centre and Martyn Rochelle, Senior Manager, Fraud Education and Control at Lloyds Bank, explain why business leaders need to take the threat seriously and how they can reduce their business exposure. Read the full article here:


Cybertrends Magazine

Issue 1 2017

London responds to digital threats


“London is open for business” is the Mayor’s official slogan for the capital of the UK. And the Mayor of London, with the Metropolitan and City of London Police, is also working to ensure that London is safe for business, through the London Digital Security Centre. Read the full article here: p38 of the pdf, subscribe to download.


The Caterer

24 July 2017

How to keep the hackers at bay


Most companies have a fire drill, but how many have a cyber attack drill? The need for decent cybersecurity has never been so apparent. As well as protecting your business against cybercrime, you should consider how to protect your reputation and revenues should your business be attacked. Read the full article here:



20 July 2017

Surging Demand for SecurityScorecard’s Risk Ratings Platform Drives Record First Half 2017 Growth


SecurityScorecard, the leader in security ratings, today announced record-breaking results for the first half of 2017 driven by new customer acquisitions, existing customer expansions, and channel and strategic partnership growth. The company achieved triple-digit same-period half-over-half growth and continues to attract customers of all types and sizes because of its best of breed risk reconnaissance, analytics, and collaboration capabilities. Read the full article here:


Computer Weekly

25 July 2017

The government is to fund a new cyber security innovation centre in the capital and has launched a competition to develop and design it


London will be home to a new cyber security innovation centre to conduct world-leading research and development into the next generation of security technology. Over the next three years, the centre will receive £14.5m of investment through the government, which has launched a competition to develop and design the unit, which it described as a “big boost” for London’s booming tech sector. Read the full article here:



25 July 2017

Multi-million Pound Cyber Security Centre To Open In London


Up to £14.5m will be invested into the innovation centre, with established firms working alongside cutting-edge startups. The UK Government plans to transform London into a world-leader in cyber crime defence with a £14.5 million investment in an innovation centre to develop the next of generation of cyber security technology. Read the full article here:



26 July 2017

Shearwater acquires Newable Consulting


Shearwater (SWG), the digital resilience group, has acquired the business and assets of Newable Consulting, a UK-based provider of risk, technology, governance, cyber security assurance and advisory services, for £0.6 million. Newable’s clients including a number of large corporates, small, medium enterprises and not-for-profit organisations. Read the full article here:


Insider Media Limited

26 July 2017

Shearwater swoops for advisory services firm


A company which provides risk, technology, governance, cyber security assurance and advisory services and has offices in Surrey and Hampshire has been acquired by AIM-listed Shearwater Group. The digital resilience group has acquired the business and assets of Newable Consulting for an initial sum of £600,000. Read the full article here:


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News Roundup July 2017 - London Digital Security Centre