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February 19, 2015 - A Russian national has appeared in federal court in Newark after being extradited from the Netherlands to face charges that he conspired in the largest international hacking and data breach scheme ever prosecuted in the United States.

February 16, 2015 - Up to a billion dollars may have been plundered from 100 banks worldwide in an unprecedented cyber heist by a gang of unknown hackers, according to a report by Kaspersky Lab.

February 10, 2015 - Cyber security has come to the forefront of risk oversight for board members and C-suite executives, according to results of the third annual survey of business executives by global consulting firm Protiviti and the Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Initiative at the North Carolina State University Poole College of Management.

January 16, 2015 - The US and UK are to wage a series of cyber 'war games' against each other to test the resilience of the two country's defences against online criminals, beginning with a mock exercise directed at the banking and finance sector.

February 16, 2015 - Today, President Obama will sign an Executive Order to encourage and promote sharing of cybersecurity threat information within the private sector and between the private sector and government.

February 10, 2015 - Cyber security has come to the forefront of risk oversight for board members and C-suite executives, according to results of the third annual survey of business executives by global consulting firm Protiviti and the Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Initiative at the North Carolina State University Poole College of Management.

January 13, 2015 - President Barack Obama has outlined plans to require companies that suffer data breaches to alert affected customers within 30 days.

February 12, 2015 - Data breaches increased 49% in 2014 to one billion data records compromised, with cybercriminals targeting identity theft as a top breach category, according to research by Gemalto.

January 23, 2015 - Britains banks must do more to protect themselves from cyber attacks, says the Bank of England, following an analysis of the perimeter defences and operational resilience of 36 of the nation's top financial service providers.

January 9, 2015 - Standard Chartered PLC "the Group" is announcing the retirement of Richard Goulding as Chief Risk Officer and Jan Verplancke as Chief Information Officer and Group Head of Technology and Operations from the Group, and as Directors of the Court of Standard Chartered Bank.

February 10, 2015 - BT announced today the launch of BT Assure Threat Intelligence, a new service designed to help organisations anticipate and defend against cyber threats, protecting their assets, customers and employees.

January 20, 2015 - A new global survey of more than 3,400 members of IT association ISACA shows that close to half (46 percent) of respondents expect their organization to face a cyberattack in 2015 and 83 percent believe cyberattacks are one of the top three threats facing organizations today. Yet an alarming 86 percent say there is a global shortage of skilled cybersecurity professionals and only 38 percent feel prepared to fend off a sophisticated attack. The 2015 Global Cybersecurity Status Report survey was conducted just one week before US President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address, which will discuss a range of actions to reduce cyberthreats and data privacy risks.

January 8, 2015 - First the good news: The number of cyber attacks on retailers dropped by half in 2014. The bad news? The thieves are escaping with much bigger hauls as assaults show a greater degree of sophistication.

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