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ICO joins international signatories in raising Libra data protection concerns

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has joined data protection authorities from around the world in calling for more openness about the proposed Libra digital currency and infrastructure. A statement issued to Facebook and 28 other companies behind the project asks them...
Posted On 12 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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Data protection experts call on businesses to do more on EU GDPR compliance

Speakers at the European Data Protection Summit called on business leaders to take more preventative measures to avoid data breaches. Hosted by the Data Protection World Forum, the Summit took place in London on Monday 3 June and attracted over 700 attendees, 50 speakers and 30...
Posted On 03 Jun 2019
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“Data privacy fines increased by £2 million in 2018” finds PwC’s Enforcement Tracker

Figures from PwC’s 2018 Privacy and Security Enforcement Tracker show the sum of monetary penalties issued to UK organisations for breaching data protection laws in 2018 totalled more than £6.5 million. That’s over £2 million more than in the previous year. In the fifth...
Posted On 30 May 2019
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Cyber security specialists respond to WhatsApp messaging service hacking episode

As reported in the national media last week, Facebook recently revealed that a major vulnerability had been discovered in its hugely popular messaging service WhatsApp. According to The Financial Times, the vulnerability had been open for weeks, allowing hackers to inject spyware...
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
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Home Secretary determined to take action against violent content in online world

Home Secretary Sajid Javid has confirmed that a new £1.38 million Government-funded social media hub will be fully operational at the end of May. A 17-strong team of dedicated police staff and officers will be tasked with disrupting and removing overt and covert gang-related...
Posted On 25 Apr 2019
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BSIA Briefing

Recently, a story appeared in the national media about how a robbery was thwarted due to the in situ security measures which scared the criminals away. Situations like this make us reflect on the fundamental roots of security and the reasons why it exists in the first place. With...
Posted On 23 Apr 2019
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Professional Services: A New Breed of Third Party Cyber Risk to Manage

Organisations are beholden to their suppliers. For a retailer it could mean the difference between having products on the shelves or not. For a manufacturer, it’s about securing the vital components and materials needed to build industry-leading products. In the UK, we are now...
Posted On 11 Apr 2019