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People claiming tax credits are being warned about scam or “phishing” emails from fraudsters in the run-up to the 31 July deadline for renewing claims.

The average cost of information security breaches affecting UK businesses has almost doubled in the past year, even though there has been a slight fall in the number of incidents, according to PwC’

As Microsoft ends support for Windows XP today - which means no more official security updates and bug f

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Supermarket chain Morrisons had a week to forget when its lacklustre annual results were followed by the appearance on the internet of personal payroll infor

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Security giant G4S faces further scrutiny after it emerged a former employee has taken it to court accusing it of “irregular accounting” to play down its profitabi

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Reports are coming through of a return of the highly lucrative bogus tax refund scam.

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Scammers concocted a convincing replica of an HMRC Employer Bulletin in an increasingly sophisticated approach to phishing for personal information from businesses and accountants.

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A big recent conviction showed HMRC making headway against the surge of bogus tax rebate claims that have plagued the self assessment system in recent years.

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This is probably the hardest part of the exercise.  You have worked out what information you have stored, where it is stored, who has access to it and how it is transmitted.

If you have been following this blog and acting upon the content then by now your organisation will have a good grasp of information assurance.

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