SC Magazine UK – Greenwich University Breach costs university £120,000

Posted on 22/05/18

Greenwich University has been fined £120,000 after a security breach at the university resulted in the leak of 19,500 students’ data to the internet, according to Signavio. Greenwich University has been fined £120,000 after a security breach at the university resulted in the leak of 19,500 students’ data to the internet, according to Signavio. This…

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IT Pro – UK businesses failing basic security measures

Posted on 26/04/18

Britain’s business are still ignoring basic security fundamentals, with almost half failing to implement foundational security protections. This is according to the annual Cyber Security Breaches Survey, conducted by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport to assess the security awareness and preparedness of businesses in the UK, which found that many UK companies are…

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Reader’s Digest – 17 Everyday Things You Didn’t Know Could Be Hacked

Posted on 18/04/18

More and more, common items we regularly use are becoming connected, making things more convenient not only for us, but for hackers, too. Here’s how to protect your home—and your family. While it’s cost-effective and handy to be able to control the temperature of your home while you’re out—say cranking up the AC when you’re…

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Business Standard India – Human error is a big security issue in data breaches, says study

Posted on 15/04/18

Vantage point: Insights from cutting-edge research A staggering 3.24 million records were stolen, lost or exposed in India in 2017, which registered a 783 per cent hike from 2016, according to findings of the Breach Level Index published by global digital security solutions provider Gemalto. Of the 29 data breach incidents in India in 2017, identity theft accounted for…

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The Merkle –  The Internet of (Insecure) Things: Could Blockchain Be the Solution?

Posted on 14/04/18

The Internet of Things is taking a while to get off the ground. And with so many high-profile hacking attacks and PR disasters affecting big players like Yahoo and Jeep, it’s hardly surprising. The Internet of Things is looking a lot more like the Internet of Insecure Things, as parents watch their children’s smart dolls…

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The Indian Express – Guidelines for chief information security officers

Posted on 14/04/18

In its guidelines for govt CISOs, IT ministry highlights 8 best practices. With an aim to spread awareness about the growing cyber threats to the chief information security officers (CISO) posted in every department of the government, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has issued best practices guidelines to ensure a safe and secure…

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ITP.net – Gemalto reports 2.6bn records breached in 2017

Posted on 12/04/18

Over two billion records were stolen lost or exposed in 2017, according to Gemalto’s Breach Level Index. The Index, a global database of breaches and their severity, showed 2.6 billion records were compromised in 2017, the first time that the total has passed two billion. Identity theft comprised the majority of records lost. “The manipulation…

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Help Net Security – 2.6 billion records were stolen, lost or exposed worldwide in 2017

Posted on 12/04/18

Gemalto released the latest findings of the Breach Level Index, revealing that 2.6 billion records were stolen, lost or exposed worldwide in 2017, an 88% increase from 2016. While data breach incidents decreased by 11%, 2017 was the first year publicly disclosed breaches surpassed more than two billion compromised data records since the Breach Level…

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