6 steps to prepare for post Brexit GDPR compliance

Posted on 8/08/17

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 has taken this on board, and today revealed plans to improve our current data protection legislation. This updated law aims to: Transfer the European Union’s…

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Game of Threats: It’s Time for a New Data Security Script

Posted on 1/08/17

HBO now finds itself among a growing list of Hollywood data breach victims, joining Netflix and Sony, to have some very serious intellectual property stolen by hackers – their programming content. One would think media companies would defend their most sensitive assets like banks do with financial data. That does not seem to be the…

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What challenges enterprise cyber security executives?

Posted on 25/07/17

Here’s an understatement for you: this is an interesting time to be a cyber security or risk management executive at an enterprise. In reality, this is the most challenging period ever for organizations when it comes to safeguarding data and systems. There is a rising number of data breaches—nearly 1.4 billion data records were lost…

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My Situational Awareness – It is going to get Worse

Posted on 3/03/17

In a nutshell Forget everything that you know about information security as what you are doing is not working, you need to completely change your mind-set. Data breaches were going to get worse, they going to cause more damage, and most of us simply are not aware of how little we are doing about it….

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Cyber Investigator Chronicles – a guide to the villains

Posted on 7/12/16

  If you’ve been following the news recently, you’ll know that cybersecurity is becoming increasingly important. It’s crucial that company executives take the threat of a cyber-attack seriously, as a data breach has the potential to inflict long-lasting, perhaps irreversible, damage on an organization. Fortunately, as you’ll see in our brand new comic story, Gemalto’s…

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Network World: 2017 breach predictions

Posted on 16/11/16

In 2017, we’ll see more intricate, complex and undetected data integrity attacks and for two main reasons: financial gain and/or political manipulation   We’ve reached that time of year where everyone in the security industry is pulling together predictions for what we expect to see over the next year, and/or slowly backing away from any…

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Network World – Securing the Breach Trumps Breach Prevention

Posted on 28/10/16

Data breaches aren’t going away, and the costs of a breach are becoming more tangible. By implementing a three-step approach, organizations can prepare for a data breach. In my prior posts, I discussed both the changing face of data breaches and the reality distortion field surrounding today’s IT security professionals when they talk about effective…

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Manipulation of the data

Posted on 27/10/16

“Since the internet was created, data has been at the heart of it. However, as our use of the internet and the value of this data has grown, so too has the risk of it being stolen or lost. In the last four years in the UK, over 74 million data records have been breached,…

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