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Digital Risks wins Best Insurance Startup
Digital Risks wins Best Insurance Startup at British Insurance Awards
What can businesses learn from the Ticketmaster hack?
Ticketmaster is the latest big brand to come under fire following a data breach that has led to the loss of 40,000 customer details. The company has blamed the breach on malware which entered its system via a third-party chatbot vendor, Inbenta Technologies, with customer names, addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers and payment details all transferred to an unknown third party.
8 super cool uses of AR and VR technology
Unless you’re into gaming, you’d be forgiven for thinking virtual and augmented reality (aka VR and AR) are a bit one-dimensional. However as it becomes easier to create the content to feed VR and AR, there are some surprising ideas being trialled, tested and implemented. Here are some that caught our attention.
Why cyber threat hunting is the new frontier in cybersecurity
The fact that hackers can break through your cyber defences is no longer surprising. But what is surprising is how long it takes firms to detect cyber-attacks after they’ve occurred - by which point it’s invariably too late. So what can businesses do ?
What to think about before moving into co-working spaces
Where to base your start-up is a big decision, particularly with so many co-working spaces to choose from. You need a home where you and your team feel comfortable and inspired, where you can network and learn from other businesses, and that ticks all the boxes for practicalities and costs.
Facts vs Faith: How to value an early stage business
Coming up with a business valuation is a right-of-passage for every founder, usually when you’re out ‘cap in hand’ to investors. The truth is that when your forecasts are more guesswork than accounting prowess, fitting yourself into a headache-inducing equation can be a waste of time. So, what’s the best approach?
How to be an innovative leader
When you’re working flat out to get a startup off the ground, developing your own leadership skills can often take a backseat. But as your team grows, understanding how to inspire and motivate your people, while fostering a collaborative and innovative culture, can increasingly make or break your success.
5 business lessons from the Facebook data scandal
Mark Zuckerberg might be doing his best to evade questions about the data scandal that has engulfed Facebook. But it’s hard to deny that the world has finally woken up to the implications of oversharing online. So, what lessons can businesses take away from recent events?
Less than a month until GDPR–what should you be doing?
It feels like we've been talking about it forever, but all of a sudden, GDPR is just around the corner.
How to minimise the impact of a cyber attack
Cyber-attacks are increasingly common, but many businesses are still in denial about the threat of being hit. Here are the key steps you should take to minimise the damage if your business is hit by a cyber-attack.