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December, 2015

  • 7 December

    Cyber Security Regulation in the UK

    Cyber security is concerned both with the security of cyber space (which can include physical places as well as purely virtual ones) and the security of entities that use or rely on cyber space. Entities that use cyber space need to be cyber secure; not simply because of the obvious …

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  • 5 December

    Who is Responsible for Information Security Within Your Organisation?

    The obvious and rather short answer is: everyone is responsible for the information security of your organisation. From the CEO to the Board to the call center operatives to the interns to the kids on work experience from school, if that still happens. Some are more accountable than others, some …

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  • 4 December

    The Psychology of Teenage Hackers


    As with ‘non-cyber’ crime, the perps range from Nation-States to organised crime networks to teenage kids. Perhaps by understanding the mindsets we can begin to understand the problem. A bit. Best to begin with the psychology of teenage hackers. One of the ‘problems’ is that people do online what they …

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  • 3 December

    CYBER HYGIENE Sector Specific Cyber Threats

    Cyber Threat

    Not intended as a complete ‘how to’ guide, but more of a guide to a normative approach to cyber threats. Threat: Malicious attack / Blackmail / Ransom Sectors: Public sector, third sector, corporations, controversial sectors, charities, animal related including farming, meat production, sex / gender related. Sony found themselves on the wrong …

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  • 2 December

    Israel: From Startup Nation to Cyber-Security Nation.

    Startup Nation

    If you’ve been to Tel Aviv recently, you’ve most likely heard local entrepreneurs refer to Israel as “Startup Nation.” This name was coined by two American journalists who, in their 2010 book, explained how Israel turned so hi-tech-heavy (hint: skilled immigrants & mandatory military service). But what you may have …

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  • 2 December

    Cyber Something: What’s Happening?

    The first thing Brian draws to our attention is that technically Cybercrime doesn’t really mean anything. As a word, it’s fresh from the late 1970’s, cybermen, cyberspace, cybersexcitement. By definition it is ‘something to do with computers, information technology, and virtual reality.’ That narrows it down to everything in 2016. …

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  • 1 December

    French Visitants on British Soil: It’s Not About the Money.

    France-UK Flag

    London is one of the world’s largest centres for financial institutions, being home to approximately 251 banks, 588 financial services companies, and hundreds, possibly thousands, of emerging fintech startups. The financial services sector in the UK accounts for approximately 9.4% of the country’s total GDP making it one of the largest globally, …

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November, 2015

  • 23 November

    The Emergence of Digital Lending

    ”The emergence of smartphones and tablets has led us towards an ‘any time, any place, any device’ culture and financial services providers now need to align to these changing consumer demands.” – Richard Carter, CEO Nostrum Group. Many industries are being disrupted by the ever-increasing role of digital technology in …

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  • 20 November


    What do you do? We reduce costs and screwups that are happening in construction projects by providing a tablet and web-based collaboration tool which links the construction site to the office. It speeds up communication and collaboration between the two, allowing people to flag the problems earlier and resolve them …

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  • 16 November

    The Mobile Media Summit in London

    The Mobile Media Summit took place at the historic Rosewood Hotel in London, early last week. The program consisted of an impressive list of speakers. Including 6 of the top 50 mobile leaders according to the recent Drum report. The current concord is that brands, agencies, publishers, and just about any business should …

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  • 13 November

    The Unreasonable People that are Disrupting Finance

    “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man.”— George Bernard Shaw Mutaz Qubbaj, the founder of, unreasonably believes that problems are there to be fixed instead of ignored, we quizzed …

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  • 6 November

    Taking Ideas to the Minimum Viable Product Stage

    FinTech Factory was founded to help FinTech entrepreneurs take their ideas up to at least the Minimum Viable Product stage. MVP is a critical stage to reach for any startup – often necessary before they can be considered for funding. We spoke to founder John Cleary who gave us a …

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October, 2015

  • 30 October

    LendIt Europe 2015 Recap

    Samir Desai

    LendIt Europe conference in London was an incredible success this year. With 754 people attending over two days at the Hilton London Metropole early last week. It was the largest ever gathering in Europe for our industry. This year, the conference was split between platforms and investors, which was reflected in the …

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  • 29 October

    London Has Vital Fintech Elements

    Clare Flynn-Levy

    We spoke to Clare Flynn Levy, CEO and founder of Essentia Analytics. Who explained to us why London Has vital Fintech elements. Essentia Analytics is a cloud-based software solution that uses behavioural data analytics to help professional investors make more skilled investment decisions. Claire has been a London resident since …

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  • 7 October

    Paving The Way For A Fairer Global Financial System.

    Disrupting the finance sector has taken a pretty long time due to strict regulations and incumbent large banking organisations which are typically difficult to change. It is about time that we pave the way for a fairer global financial system. Since the near collapse of the global economic system in …

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