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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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Travel Risk Management: The Need for Duty of Care

Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, all organisations have a legal obligation to adequately protect their members of staff when they’re travelling for business purposes. Any failure to do this is legally recognised as negligence, writes Leo Kelly, which the Legal...
Posted On 04 Dec 2018
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Meeting the Requirements of the GDPR: Going Beyond Digital

Since the European Union’s inception of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May, a strong emphasis has been placed on the digital security of organisations. However, should organisations be neglecting the paper-based documents upon which so many departments...
Posted On 03 Dec 2018
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Apricorn, Rapid7 and Blueliv business leaders outline security predictions for 2019

Jon Fielding (managing director for EMEA at Apricorn), Sam Humphries (senior product marketing manager for global markets and compliance with Rapid7), Deral Heiland (Internet of Things research lead at Rapid7) and Jose Miguel Esparza (head of threat intelligence at Blueliv) have...
Posted On 27 Nov 2018
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Only 30% of organisations respond to customer data requests within GDPR timeframe

Six months on from the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into effect, more than two-thirds of organisations are responding to customer data requests late. That’s according to new global research by Deloitte. The survey of 1,100 organisations* found that...
Posted On 26 Nov 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
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Nuvias Group outlines Top Ten Cyber Security Predictions for 2019

Ian Kilpatrick, executive vice-president of cyber security at the Nuvias Group, has outlined the company’s Top Ten Cyber Security Predictions for 2019. Among them are an increase in crime, espionage and sabotage conducted by rogue Nation States, cloud insecurity, a shift in...
Posted On 09 Nov 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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Fortinet moves to acquire cloud-based threat analytics company ZoneFox Limited

Fortinet, a specialist in the field of broad, integrated and automated cyber security solutions, has completed the acquisition of ZoneFox Limited, a privately-held cloud-based insider threat detection and response company headquartered in Edinburgh. The acquisition further...
Posted On 24 Oct 2018