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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Network World – Data breaches: It’s still personal

Posted on 1/05/17

The recent Breach Level Index found that 1,792 data breaches led to almost 1.4 million data records being compromised worldwide, an increase of 86% compared to 2015. In a blog post last September, I highlighted how data breaches for the first half of 2016 shifted from stolen credit card data and financial information to the…

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Information Age – Encryption – everybody claims to be doing it, but what does it mean?

Posted on 7/03/17

What are consumers’ perception of encryption, and what steps must businesses take to secure themselves? In 2016 consumers were exposed to a larger number of high profile data breaches than any year previously – last year Yahoo disclosed the loss of more than half a billion customer records. These events have helped raise public awareness…

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