– UK firms can’t tell if their IoT is secure

techradarOnly half can detect if their IoT devices have been breached

New research from Gemalto has revealed that only around half (48 percent) of businesses can detect if any of their IoT devices have suffered a breach.

Gemalto’s CTO of Data Protection, Jason Hart offered further insight on the current state of IoT security, saying:

“Given the increase in the number of IoT-enabled devices, it’s extremely worrying to see that businesses still can’t detect if they have been breached. With no consistent regulation guiding the industry, it’s no surprise the threats – and, in turn, vulnerability of businesses – are increasing. This will only continue unless governments step in now to help industry avoid losing control.”

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techradar – The true cost of a data breach

techradarFalling victim to a data breach hurts your business’ bottom line as well as its reputation

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 occurred, 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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