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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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ICO issues first fines to organisations for non-payment of data protection fees

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has issued the first fines for non-payment of the data protection fee to organisations across a range of sectors including business services, construction, finance, healthcare, retail and leisure. All organisations, companies and...
Posted On 06 Dec 2018
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Databarracks survey shows 60% of organisations have not evaluated continuity risks across cloud services in over 12 months

Despite sensitive data being increasingly moved to the cloud, extensive research recently carried out by business continuity and disaster recovery solutions provider Databarracks reveals that over 60% of organisations have not evaluated the continuity risks for their cloud...
Posted On 03 Dec 2018
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ICO finds Metropolitan Police Service’s Gangs Matrix breached data protection laws

An investigation by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has found that the Metropolitan Police Service’s use of the Gangs Matrix led to multiple and serious breaches of data protection laws. The investigation into the Gangs Matrix, a database that records intelligence...
Posted On 19 Nov 2018
Tony Porter QPM LLB: the Surveillance Camera Commissioner
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Commissioner to present update on National Surveillance Camera Strategy at Global MSC Security Conference and Exhibition 2018

Global MSC Security has revealed that Tony Porter QPM LLB MSyI, the Surveillance Camera Commissioner for England and Wales, will offer a presentation entitled ‘Delivering the National Surveillance Camera Strategy’ at the 20th Global MSC Security Conference and Exhibition 2018,...
Posted On 29 Oct 2018
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ICO fines Facebook maximum £500,000 for failing to protect users’ personal information

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined social media giant Facebook £500,000 for serious breaches of data protection law. In July, the ICO issued a Notice of Intent to fine Facebook as part of a wide-ranging investigation into the use of data analytics for political...
Posted On 25 Oct 2018
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Heathrow Airport Limited fined £120,000 by ICO for “serious failings” in data protection

Heathrow Airport Limited (HAL) has been fined £120,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for failing to ensure that the personal data held on its network was properly secured. On 16 October 2017, a member of the public found a USB memory stick which had been...
Posted On 08 Oct 2018
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ICO awarded funding to provide data privacy expertise for other UK regulators

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has been awarded funding to provide data privacy expertise for other UK regulators to ensure that rules and regulations keep pace with technologies of the future. The £537,000 grant to the ICO will establish a Regulators’ Business...
Posted On 05 Oct 2018
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Keynote Speakers confirmed for Global MSC Security Conference and Exhibition 2018

Global MSC Security has announced the Keynote Speakers for the Global MSC Security Conference and Exhibition 2018 (for which Risk Xtra is the Official Media Partner). The Surveillance Camera Commissioner Tony Porter QPM LLB will be joined by representatives from the Information...
Posted On 03 Sep 2018
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Cyber security heads risk list for audit chiefs in European Institutes’ joint report

New research findings based on the responses of over 300 chief internal auditors working in organisations across Europe reveal the top risks facing organisations across the private and public sectors in 2019, with cyber security commanding the Number One spot. Cyber security is...
Posted On 03 Sep 2018