Computer Business Review – Businesses believe data is as valuable as currency, but are struggling to secure it

Posted on 16/11/17

As data grows in value to businesses, cybercriminals actively monitor businesses to understand exactly what data they collect and store. How much data do businesses now store? With more being created in the last two years than every previous year combined, it shouldn’t be surprising that it’s a lot. Add on top of this the massive impact…

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CSO Online – More data records were lost or stolen in the first half of 2017 than all of 2016

Posted on 31/10/17

918 data breaches led to 1.9 billion data records being compromised worldwide in the first half of 2017. This October marked the 14th year of National Cyber Security Awareness Month(NCSAM), a series of events created as a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure that all Americans have the resources they need to stay safer and more secure…

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CSO – Protecting data: when confidence is overconfidence

Posted on 7/09/17

According to the recently released annual Data Security Confidence Index (DSCI), many businesses today are guilty of feeling overconfident about keeping hackers at bay, while at the same time failing to keep data safe. American author, engineer and billiards Hall of Famer, Robert Byrne, once noted “confidence is overconfidence.” According to the recently released annual…

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ComputerWorld UK – Cyber security tips for UK businesses

Posted on 29/08/17

Here’s ten cyber security tips your business needs, from an ethical hacker. The amount of data we create is increasing rapidly. According to IBM, every day we generate 2.5 quintillion bytes, so much that 90 percent of the data in the world today has been created in the last two years alone. To read the full article…

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CSO Online – How ransomware is creating a data backup explosion

Posted on 24/08/17

As ransomware becomes more common, everyone will need to better understand the different types, how they work, and what their broader effects will be on the IT and IT security industries. While the WannaCry ransomware and Petya – a wiper disguised as ransomware – are two of the most recent headline-grabbers in the security world, …

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CyberSecurity Insiders – 6 steps to prepare for post Brexit GDPR compliance

Posted on 10/08/17

[ This article was originally published here ] With new data protection laws on the way, UK businesses have run out of excuses, writes Jason Hart, CTO, Gemalto Ever since the vote to leave the EU last year, it’s been unclear how much, if any, of the incoming GDPR legislation would be applied in the UK. Thankfully, the government…

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In 2016 Data Breaches Got Personal. That Means: YOU

Posted on 16/05/17

Since 2013, Gemalto’s Breach Level Index (BLI) has been used to track data breaches and measure their severity based on multiple dimensions, including number of records compromised, types of data, breach sources, how data was used and whether it was encrypted. The findings are released annually and each year seems to have unique trends. For…

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Compliance Insights – 2016: A Record Year for Data Breaches

Posted on 11/05/17

When it comes to data security breaches, 2016 was yet another year that many governance, risk and compliance (GRC) executives will not remember fondly. The year saw almost 1.4 billion data records lost or stolen, up 86 percent from 2015, according to a comprehensive analysis of security breaches conducted by Gemalto through data collected in…

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