Newsflash: Thousands of unencrypted records leaked What it would be like if this shocking headline was directed at your company. How would you explain the breach to thousands of your clients and hundreds of your business partners and suppliers?
ICO worried about firms’ ability to manage data breaches Britain’s data watchdog is worried about the ability of UK companies to prevent, detect and respond to data breaches. An investigation into the response of firms prior to the introduction of GDPR in May 2018 showed it routinely took firms two months to realise they had […]
How safe is your data? Would you ever dream of going away on holiday and leaving your front door wide open with all your precious possessions sitting totally unprotected and at the mercy of the first opportunist criminal to waltz straight in and rob you blind? No, of course you wouldn’t, but 37% of British […]
Right to be confident? Or worried? New figures show that board members and top management of some of our biggest companies are confident that their business is protected against cyberattack. But a different survey – this time of IT professionals – has shown that, while their bosses are confident, they themselves are deeply worried.
59,000 cases in the first year of GDPR As GDPR reaches its first birthday the news has broken that there were no fewer than 59,000 breaches reported to regulators in the first year of its existence. Introduced in May 2018, the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) revolutionised the reporting of data breaches across Europe […]
How serious is your company about data protection? It seems like every other day we wake up to the news that yet another company has had a data breach exposing thousands or even millions of records containing highly sensitive personal and financial information. We’ve all heard the stories, but what have you done to try […]
Iranian hackers steal 6TB of sensitive data A team of Iranian hackers has stolen 6 terabytes of highly sensitive data from multi-national software company Citrix by finding a commonly used password to unlock the firm’s security system. Proving how vital good password management is, the group calling themselves Iridium are believed to have used a […]
Is it time you went Phishing? The whole world is under attack from dangerous, predatory ‘phish’ set loose by fraudsters intent on stealing your money or, even worse, the innermost secrets of your organisation. You may have heard about it and the devastating effect it has had on individual consumers who have had their passwords […]
Marriott fined £99 million for GDPR breach The U.S. based; Marriott International hotel group has been fined £99 million for a data breach in violation of GDPR just 24 hours after British Airways were fined a record £183 million for a similar offence. Britain’s data controller – the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) – announced its […]
Record £183 million fine for British Airways data breach British Airways (BA) is facing a record £183 million fine for Britain’s biggest GDPR breach – but it could have been twice as much. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has issued notice of intent to fine the airline for a massive data breach in September last […]