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Organisations’ understanding of data “not greatly improved by GDPR” warns ICSA

The introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has not yet led to a substantial improvement in organisations’ understanding of their data. That’s according to the results of a poll conducted by ICSA: The Governance Institute in conjunction with...
Posted On 30 Jul 2019
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Infonomics: Stating The Financial Case for Automated Security

What, exactly, is the value of the data held by your organisation and how does that value justify and inform your security spend? It’s a question that’s increasingly rising to the top of the practising Chief Information Officer’s (CIO) list, not to mention that of the Chief...
Posted On 25 Jul 2019
Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham
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Information Commissioner points towards “unprecedented year” for ICO in 2018-2019 Annual Report

The public has woken up to the potential of their personal data, the Information Commissioner has said on publication of the Information Commissioner’s Office’s (ICO) Annual Report for 2018-2019. Elizabeth Denham also stated that the document covers an “unprecedented...
Posted On 11 Jul 2019
Tom Kellermann
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Governance, Risk and Compliance: Enacting Proactive Risk Management

In the highly regulated industries of finance, healthcare and energy, a focus on governance, risk and compliance (GRC) is crucial to effectively combat a cyber security breach. Unfortunately, when considering international data sharing, this can become overwhelmingly complex,...
Posted On 11 Jul 2019
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ICO intends to fine Marriott International £99 million for GDPR infringements

Following an extensive investigation, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has issued a notice of its intention to fine Marriott International the sum of £99,200,396 for infringements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The proposed fine relates to a...
Posted On 09 Jul 2019
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BA set to be fined £183 million-plus by ICO following 2018 customer data breach

Following an extensive investigation, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has issued a notice of its intention to fine British Airways £183.39 million for infringements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). As reported by Risk Xtra in great detail at the...
Posted On 08 Jul 2019
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Secure IoT 2019 tackles risks and vulnerabilities posed by using connected devices

The potential risks and vulnerabilities posed by using Internet of Things (IoT) systems and connected devices, along with IoT security Best Practice and guidelines, will be up for discussion at Secure IoT 2019. The third annual Secure IoT Cyber Security Conference will be held on...
Posted On 05 Jul 2019
Mark Harper
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Are General Data Protection Regulation Standards Slipping One Year On?

Just over 12 months ago, on 25 May 2018 to be precise, the European Union’s all-new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) standards were set in stone and enforced, sending many organisations into a frenzy to ensure that they were dealing with sensitive data in the correct...
Posted On 27 Jun 2019
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Making The Grade: The Difference Between Grade 4 and Grade 5 of BS 8607

For the benefit of Risk Xtra’s readers, Craig Birch outlines what the new Grade 5 for BS 8607 (focused on Mechanically Operated Push-Button Locksets) includes, why it has been introduced and the benefits that it can help deliver for host organisations. At present,...
Posted On 26 Jun 2019
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NTT Report: “Cyber attacks ranked as top business issue across next 12 months”

UK organisations are failing to make progress towards strong cyber security and “facing paralysis” as cyber criminals become more advanced. These are the stark conclusions drawn from the findings of the 2019 Risk:Value Report – ‘Destination Standstill. Are You Asleep...
Posted On 26 Jun 2019