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53% of businesses increase cyber security spending in preparation for Brexit

Research conducted by data security company Clearswift has shown that, since the announcement of Brexit, over half (53%) of UK businesses have increased their cyber security spending. In preparation for Britain leaving the EU, professional services and manufacturing organisations...
Posted On 11 Apr 2019
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2018’s Major Security Breaches: How They Could Have Been Avoided

2018 was a year of both highs and lows for information security, asserts Guy Bunker. The enforcement of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took full effect in May which brought the importance of protecting sensitive customer data to the forefront of people’s minds...
Posted On 11 Feb 2019
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Data hack at NASA leads to potential exposure of space agency staff’s personal details

The BBC has reported that NASA has sent an e-mail to members of staff containing a warning that hackers may have stolen their personal data. The hacking episode is said to have occurred last October. NASA waited almost two months to notify employees. The organisation has stated...
Posted On 08 Jan 2019
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“Large disparity in cyber security skills and spending across NHS Trusts” reveals Redscan Freedom of Information requests

Redscan has announced the results of a series of Freedom of Information (FoI) requests submitted to NHS Trusts across the UK. The penetration testing, threat detection and incident response specialist has found that, on average, NHS Trusts have just one member of staff on the...
Posted On 11 Dec 2018
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Data hack at British Airways compromises financial and personal details of 380,000 customers

As a matter of urgency, British Airways (BA) is investigating the theft of customer data from its website and mobile app. From 22.58 hours BST on 21 August until 21.45 hours BST on 5 September inclusive, the personal and financial details of customers making or changing bookings...
Posted On 07 Sep 2018
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Superdrug hacking episode signals need to move to “passwordless” society

Following the recent hacking episode suffered by Superdrug, Jesper Frederiksen (head of the EMEA region at identity management specialist Okta) has argued the incident shows that, despite living in the era of the requirement for General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR),...
Posted On 23 Aug 2018
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Clearswift Survey: “Insider threat falls in UK and Germany post-GDPR, but US risk increases”

New research carried out by data security company Clearswift has shown that, year-on-year, cyber security incidents perpetrated by those from within an organisation, as a percentage of all incidents, have fallen in the UK and Germany, two countries currently now under the ruling...
Posted On 23 Jul 2018
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Major data breach at Ticketmaster sparks fear of ID theft among UK customer base

A raft of UK customers signed up with concert and sporting events ticketing outlet Ticketmaster have been warned that they could now be at risk of fraud or episodes of identity theft after the global organisation revealed a major data breach that has potentially affected tens of...
Posted On 29 Jun 2018
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Hacking episode kick-started in July 2017 leads to huge data breach at Dixons Carphone

As part of a review of its systems and data, Dixons Carphone – the multinational electrical and telecommunications retailer and services company headquartered in London – has determined that there has been “unauthorised access” to certain data held by the...
Posted On 15 Jun 2018
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Research reveals nearly 50% of employees accidentally leak sensitive company data

Research conducted by data security company Clearswift has shown that 45% of those employees surveyed have mistakenly shared e-mails containing key data with unintended recipients, including personal information (15%), bank details (9%), attachments (13%) and other confidential...
Posted On 04 May 2018
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