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High-profile GDPR fines “having greatest impact” on UK cyber security spend

Research conducted by data security company Clearswift has highlighted that the recent large General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)-centric fines levied against enterprise giants British Airways (BA) and Marriott International have had something of a ripple effect on...
Posted On 28 Aug 2019
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Egress Survey: “Human error remains primary cause of personal data breaches”

Figures obtained via a Freedom of Information request and subsequently released by Egress, the provider of people-centric data security solutions, highlight rather concerning statistics on human error remaining the main cause of personal data breaches. The figures show that, of...
Posted On 26 Aug 2019
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Physical Information Security: Neglect It At Your Peril

Mark Harper discusses how the continual mainstream media focus on cyber attacks and digital data breaches means that organisations could be in danger of neglecting their physical information security, duly highlighting the potential risks to paper-based security and how to negate...
Posted On 23 Jul 2019
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Shifting Compliance to Effectively Measure Risk: Balancing GRC Mandates

Historically, meeting governance, risk and compliance (GRC) mandates was typically all about ensuring businesses had solutions in place to gain compliance, thus reducing the risk or consequences of non-compliance from the regulators (ie fines and penalties associated with failing...
Posted On 23 Jul 2019
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Be Prepared and Plan for the Worst: How to Communicate in a Crisis

Be prepared and plan for the worst. That’s the maxim for managing communications in a crisis, as indeed it is for all contingency planning. For its part, security communications planning is a strategy designed to help management make better decisions. Only preparation and...
Posted On 12 Jun 2019
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Social media and mobile apps “least trusted” digital platforms for keeping personal data secure

According to the results of EY’s latest Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) research, which is based on a survey of 2,500 respondents, UK consumers are most sceptical of social media and apps when it comes to their personal data security. When asked which types of...
Posted On 10 Jun 2019
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‘Dark’ data creating “major security blind spot” for most companies across UK plc

UK businesses continue to house ‘dark’ data within their organisations, creating a honeypot for cyber criminals. That’s a key finding of the latest research from Veritas Technologies, the specialist in enterprise data protection and software-defined storage. The...
Posted On 05 Jun 2019
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Maintaining a Circle of Trust

As news outlets report on yet another vulnerability impacting a popular application – in this case WhatsApp – it’s time that we ask ourselves: ‘With all the different methods we use to communicate for work, with friends and with family, which messaging apps can...
Posted On 21 May 2019
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European businesses signal ‘growing security gap’ amid mass digital transformation

Thales has revealed a growing security gap among European businesses, with almost a third (29%) of surveyed enterprises experiencing a breach last year and only a little more than half (55%) believing their digital transformation deployments to be either very or extremely secure....
Posted On 21 May 2019
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Publicly-traded companies suffering worst data breaches average 7.5% decrease in stock price

Bitglass, the next generation CASB company, has released released the findings from its latest report entitled ‘Kings of the Monster Breaches’. The company researched the three largest data breaches of publicly-traded companies from each of the last three years in...
Posted On 17 May 2019