Tag: Data Security

BBC GDPR quiz: How will data privacy law affect you?

Tougher data privacy rules come into effect on Friday, impacting any organisation handling personal information linked to EU residents.

New training available! Certified Data Protection Officer

We are now offering the Certified Data Protection Officer training. Make sure your organization is ready and compliant for GDPR on May 2018!

Common GDPR myths debunked

Noise around the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is getting louder as the 2018 deadline for enforcement approaches. Common myths debunked!

Why personal cyber security should be important to you

Did you know that more than $6 trillion is lost every year in the world as a result of cyber attacks?

New law will change the way you use Facebook!

Everyone will be given sweeping new powers to see what tech companies know about them and have it deleted, under a new bill. UK's Data Protection Bill will make it far more easy for people to find out how companies are using their personal details, including their browsing history and even their DNA. And once they've ...

It’s happening! Wisconsin company becomes first in the U.S. to microchip employees

A Wisconsin company called "Three Square Market" will have employees (voluntary) receive RFID (microchip) implants that will allow them to access doors, vending machines and other facilities around the workplace. This may sound good on paper, but could have very dangerous consequences in the future if RFID implants become accepted and mandatory worldwide. The rice ...

Verizon leak, a reminder to businesses: safeguard your cloud data

Businesses everywhere, beware—what happened at Verizon can happen to you, too. The names, addresses, phone numbers and in some cases, security PINs of 6 million Verizon customers stored on large cloud-computing servers were made available to the public, the telecommunications carrier said this week after a cybersecurity company notified it of the exposed data. Verizon ...

More than half of ex-employees still have access to corporate networks!

A new study by OneLogin has revealed that a large proportion of businesses fail to adequately protect their networks from the potential threat posed by ex-employees.

List of data breaches and cyber attacks in June 2017

As we hit the midpoint of 2017, Petya ransomware is infecting systems all across the globe – leaving hundreds of businesses unable to operate. However, let’s not let this outbreak distract us from other cyber attacks and breaches that have also taken place this month: There have been two more breaches at cosmetic surgery clinics, ...

Wikileaks reveals how the CIA could hack your router

Your Wi-Fi router, sitting in the corner of your home accumulating dust and unpatched security flaws, provides an attractive target for hackers. Including, according to a new WikiLeaks release, the CIA. On Thursday, WikiLeaks published a detailed a set of descriptions and documentation for the CIA's router-hacking toolkit and it hints at how the agency ...

List of data breaches and cyber attacks in May 2017

The WannaCry ransomware attack, which claimed 200,000 victims in 150+ countries, has been the talking point for many in the last few weeks. However, as you’d expect, WannaCry wasn’t the only threat/breach/hack that occurred this month. I’d like to bring some lesser-known stories to your attention. As it stands, I estimate that at least 61,341,797 ...

Google reiterates commitment to EU’s General Data Protection Regulation

All G Suite and Google Cloud Platform services will be in full compliance with the privacy requirements of the GDPR when it goes into effect next May, the company says. When the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) formally goes into effect next year, Google will be ready for it. That's according to Suzanne ...