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‘NotPetya’ ransomware attack spreading rapidly to organisations across the globe

On the same day the Business Continuity Institute (BCI) launched its latest Cyber Resilience Report, the importance of ensuring that organisations are prepared for a cyber security incident has once again been demonstrated as a new ransomware attack is causing turmoil across the...
Posted On 28 Jun 2017
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“Number of fines for UK data privacy issues doubles to reach total of £3.2 million” finds PwC analysis

Breaches of UK data protection laws during 2016 attracted no less than 35 fines totalling £3,245,500. That’s almost double the 2015 total of 18. Now, with just under a year to go until the biggest change in privacy laws for over 20 years, UK organisations risk even larger...
Posted On 06 Jun 2017
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ICO urges businesses to prepare for GDPR with one year until data protection law change

Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham has told businesses there’s no time to delay in preparing for “the biggest change to data protection law for a generation”. Addressing company Boardrooms, Denham has called on businesses to see the commercial benefits of sound data...
Posted On 26 May 2017
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Standard for data protection revised to address ever-increasing threats to personal information

Business standards company the British Standards Institution (BSI) has updated its standard for data protection. BS 10012:2017 Data Protection – Specification for a Personal Information Management System was developed to provide Best Practice guidance for those leaders...
Posted On 16 May 2017
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“Secure data destruction now absolutely essential” state BSIA member companies

Members of the British Security Industry Association’s (BSIA) Information Destruction Section are warning organisations from all sectors to ensure that they comply with the Data Protection Act. This follows on from the news that Greater Manchester Police (GMP) has been fine...
Posted On 08 May 2017
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Organisations worldwide fear non-compliance with GDPR could put them out of business

The majority of organisations worldwide (86%) are concerned that a failure to adhere to the upcoming EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) could have a major negative impact on their business. According to a study carried out by Veritas Technologies, nearly 20% said they...
Posted On 08 May 2017
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“Almost 50% of UK businesses hit by cyber breach or attack in past 12 months” state Government statistics

Businesses large and small are being urged to protect themselves against cyber crime in the wake of new Government statistics stating that nearly half of all UK businesses have suffered a cyber breach or attack episode in the past 12 months. The Cyber Security Breaches Survey...
Posted On 19 Apr 2017
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CGI-Oxford Economics Study: “Severe cyber breaches lead to massive decline in share prices”

CGI has unveiled the results of an in-depth economic study entitled ‘The Cyber-Value Connection’, which shows that a typical ‘severe’ cyber security breach represents a permanent cost of 1.8% of a company’s value, as measured relative to a control group of peer companies....
Posted On 13 Apr 2017
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Information Commissioner’s Office appoints new Deputy CEO and Deputy Commissioner

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has announced two senior appointments to help strengthen its strategic work in regulating the use of data. Paul Arnold has been appointed to the role of Deputy CEO, while James Dipple-Johnstone joins the ICO as Deput...
Posted On 11 Apr 2017
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ICO survey shows many councils “have work to do” to prepare for new data protection law

Local councils are being offered advice from the data protection regulator ahead of a new law coming into force next year. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has published the results of a survey completed by local councils at the end of last year, along with a blog...
Posted On 24 Mar 2017