Computer Business Review – The True Cost of a Data Breach

cbr-logo“Encrypting data at rest and in motion, securely managing the encryption keys and storing them securely, while also managing and controlling user access, are vital steps for businesses to take to protect themselves”

From the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) back in May, which fundamentally changed the rulebook for storing data of EU citizens at least to the Butlin’s hack, 2018 has been a very significant year for cybersecurity.

One of the biggest changes centred around transparency, specifically businesses being forced to reveal within 72 hours if they have suffered a breach. While the US has had this type of policy for a while, businesses in the EU were not required to publicly state when a breach occured, leaving them free to keep significant news like this from their customers. But now that things have changed, and it’s starting to heat up in the EU.

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Computer Business Review – Gemalto Reveals Businesses Collect More Data Than They Handle

cbr-logoBritish companies could be falling behind in analysing their own data collection, according to Gemalto’s recent global study.

More than two in three companies (65 percent) are unable to analyse the data they collect according to a recent global study conducted by Gemalto. The study revealed only half (54 percent) of companies knew where they stored their sensitive data, the Dutch digital security company found. More than two-thirds of organisations (68 percent) admitted that they did not carry out all procedures in line with data protection laws such as GDPR.

Hart said: “With the UK falling behind European and global counterparts, British organisations could soon find themselves being outmanoeuvred by more agile competitors, offering better solutions and services thanks to their ability to protect and analyse data.”

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