LondonLovesBusiness – Talk Talk fined again after customer data breach

Posted on 11/08/17

TalkTalk has been fined £100,000 for failing to protect 21,000 of its customers data, and putting it at risk by allowing contractors to access it. Jason Hart, CTO, Data Protection at Gemalto and former ethical hacker said it is the important to punish businesses that fail to protect their customers’ data. He said: “This fine…

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Fleetworld – DfT to enforce anti-hacking measures for connected cars

Posted on 8/08/17

New generations of connected cars will offer better protection against the threat of hacking under latest Department for Transport measures. Jason Hart, CTO data protection at digital security specialist Gemalto, also welcomed the news, saying: “It’s a long time coming. I think it shows that actually this should go beyond the connected car – I get it…

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GDPR:Report – HBO has suffers a “cyber incident” leaking a Game of Thrones episode

Posted on 3/08/17

HBO was victim to a “cyber incident”, which has resulted in the theft of a Game of Thrones episode and other data. On Tuesday anonymous hackers leaked HBO data to the website “winter-leaks.com” however it was inaccessible by Wednesday. The hackers claimed to have stolen 1.5 terabytes of data from the network’s servers. Jason Hart,…

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eSecurity Planet – HBO Hack Highlights Importance of Encryption, Data Governance

Posted on 2/08/17

1.5 TB of data, including unreleased episodes of upcoming shows, was stolen and leaked online. Gemalto CTO of data protection Jason Hart said by email that broadcasters in particular face a unique threat. “Due to the nature of the industry, hackers have the opportunity to access data as it is transmitted between multiple data centers,…

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eSecurity Planet – Massive Breach of Swedish Citizens’ Data Points to Desperate Need for Risk Management

Posted on 25/07/17

Vehicle registration data for every Swedish citizen was exposed — including those under witness protection. “It is clear that there is a divide between organizations’ perceptions of the effectiveness of perimeter security and the reality,” Gemalto vice president and chief technology officer for data protection Jason Hart said in a statement. “By believing that their…

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Silicon Republic – Wanted: IT security superheroes to fight cybercrime

Posted on 19/07/17

From WannaCry to Petya, it’s no wonder the cybersecurity sector is crying out for talent to fight ransomware. Hays’ Carolyn Dickason explores the increasing need for talent in infosec. “The Breach Level Index highlights four major cyber-criminal trends over the past year. Hackers are casting a wider net and are using easily attainable account and…

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eWEEK – Enterprises Overconfident About Perimeter Security, Gemalto Finds

Posted on 14/07/17

The 2017 Data Security Confidence Index Report reveals gaps between organizations’ perceptions of what keeps them secure and what actually works. “One of the things that continues to show up every year, and I would have expected it to change, is the investment and perception of perimeter security versus the reality of its effectiveness,” Jason…

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SC Media – Multiple vulnerabilities found in connected IoT home security device

Posted on 14/07/17

Popular IoT home security device could allow hackers to turn burglar alarms on and off and switch on siren, says researcher who dissected it. Security researchers have discovered a number of vulnerabilities in an internet-enabled burglar alarm that could see the device being remotely switched off by an attacker. Jason Hart, CTO of data protection…

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