Category: GDPR

Data protection and privacy have always been important. Now, they are becoming urgent! You will find below helpful articles and publications about the new General Data Protection Regulation coming into force May 25th 2018.

Remember, even if you do not work in Europe, when you manage the personal data of European data subjects, you have to play by the rules too!

Up to 1,200 breaches already in 2017 – on the road to worst year ever

With more than 1,200 breaches and a massive 3.4 billion records exposed already, 2017 is on pace to be yet another worst year on record for breach activity. Risk Based Security’s Q1 2017 DataBreach QuickView Report found that in particular, the practice of emulating a trusted party and requesting copies of W-2 forms has clearly ...

Global cyber-attack: Security blogger halts ransomware ‘by accident’

A UK security researcher explained the BBC how he "accidentally" halted the spread of the malicious ransomware that has affected hundreds of organisations, including the UK's NHS. The 22-year-old man, known by the pseudonym MalwareTech, had taken a week off work, but decided to investigate the ransomware after hearing about the global cyber-attack. He managed to ...

List of data breaches and cyber attacks in April 2017

With more and more organisations wanting to learn about the EU General Data Protection Regulation, it’s been difficult for me to find the time to keep up to date with the month’s breaches and hacks. When I started compiling April’s list, I hoped that there weren’t many breaches this month, but unfortunately I was wrong. ...

How to be a tech security Jedi: 5 lessons from the original Star Wars movies

Pop-culture can teach us a lot about computer security if we’re willing to dig a bit beneath the surface.

If you have ‘nothing to hide’, here’s where to send your passwords!

If you believe that you have "nothing to hide" from the prying eyes of the NSA, you shouldn't mind letting a stranger rifle through your bank statements, emails, and photos — right? Nearly every week, I hear someone shrug off privacy issues with a claim that they're not worried because they have "nothing to hide" ...

Top 5 misconceptions of IoT network and device security

With an estimated 30 billion connected devices to be deployed across the globe by 2020, the promise of a global Internet of Things is fast approaching, posing a whole new level of threats to connected organizations. Misconception 1: Why would I care about the type of device that connects to the network? Someone has already ...

Top 10 cyber security myths that must be busted!

Cybersecurity was huge in 2016. From ransomware to weaponized Internet of Things (IoT) devices to foreign hacking of elections – last year saw it all.