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The 3-2-1 rule of data protection

In today’s world, a major challenge for organisations is protecting their data. Whether an organisation is in a regulated industry mandated by law to retain x number of years of data, or one more acutely concerned with employees accidentally deleting files, the first pain...
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Why “one-size-fits all” will never work

According to Martin Sugden, CEO, Boldon James, in a world where data loss is costing organisations millions of dollars in fines, there is not one organisation who should not have data protection at the top of their agenda - especially in the current climate with workers spread...
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Financial Conduct Authority data breach referred to Information Commissioner

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) was recently made aware that, in response to a Freedom of Information Act request published on its website in November last year, certain underlying confidential information may have been accessible. The response related to the number and...
Posted On 26 Feb 2020
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“Hackers believe technology industry is least secure” reveals HackerOne report 

HackerOne, the hacker-powered penetration testing and bug bounty platform, has revealed that hackers believe technology firms are the least secure with 18% saying they have the furthest to go to improve security. Government (16%) and finance (14%) are two other industries that...
Posted On 25 Feb 2020
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UK cyber entrepreneurs set to meet world’s security experts in Silicon Valley

An exciting mix of innovative start-ups are flying the flag for the UK at a prestigious conference on cyber security in California’s Silicon Valley. The seven companies (namely TrustStamp, Ohalo, Pixelpin, Secure Schools, The CyberFish Company, fraud.Net and Keybox) are supported...
Posted On 24 Feb 2020
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Spikes in high-risk vulnerabilities and public cloud attacks dominate threatscape

Imperva has launched its latest Cyber Threat Index, a monthly report and measurement of the global threat landscape based on data from Imperva sensors across the globe. In parallel, the company has also released the findings of the Cyber Threat Index monthly reports from August...
Posted On 24 Feb 2020
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Egress Survey: 97% of IT leaders say insider data breaches are “major concern”

Egress, the provider of human layer data security solutions, has announced the findings of its second Global Insider Data Breach Survey. The study found that a staggering 97% of IT leaders say insider breach risk is a significant concern. 78% think employees have put data at risk...
Posted On 20 Feb 2020
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BlackBerry report highlights most common tactics used by cyber criminals

BlackBerry Limited has issued its 2020 Threat Report examining the latest adversarial techniques and tactics as analysed by BlackBerry Cylance threat researchers, duly providing key guidance organisations can leverage in order to mitigate risk. Key findings include the continued...
Posted On 20 Feb 2020
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Conservative Government minded to appoint Ofcom as online harms regulator

Digital secretary Nicky Morgan and Home Secretary Priti Patel have announced that the Conservative Government is minded to appoint communications watchdog Ofcom as the regulator to enforce rules designed to make the Internet a safer place. The announcement comes as the Government...
Posted On 18 Feb 2020
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FCA, ICO and FSCS warn insolvency practitioners and authorised firms on data use

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) have issued a joint statement warning insolvency practitioners and FCA-authorised firms to be responsible when dealing with personal data. The...
Posted On 17 Feb 2020