12 Apr 2019

EU Citizens’ Hit by UK Government Data Leak

In two separate incidents this week, the UK Home Office inadvertently revealed private information on hundreds of UK and EU citizens. In a first incident, 500 email addresses of UK citizens from countries belonging to the Commonwealth were leaked. The second incident involved the inadvertent exposure of 240 email addresses

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12 Apr 2019

77% of orgs lack a cybersecurity incident response plan

A new study by IBM Security and the Ponemon Institute exposes major shortcomings in cyber resilience among organizations. The report found that more than 3 out of 4 (77%) companies lack a properly and consistently implemented cybersecurity incident response strategy. A majority of firms (54%) do not regularly test their

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20 Mar 2019

Businesses failing to meet California Consumer Privacy Act compliance goals

A new report by TrustArc indicates that with less than 10 months left before California’s sweeping new data protection law, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) goes into effect, only 14% of organizations are already compliant with the new legislation, while 16% of firms haven’t even started preparing for compliance

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18 Mar 2019

Email – The Often Overlooked Cybersecurity Risk

Are silly email mistakes putting your sensitive data and customer PII at risk or in violation of GDPR. Matt Devost breaks down four real life examples that highlight inadvertent email risks.

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15 Mar 2019

Data breach reports delayed as organizations struggle to achieve GDPR compliance

A new Freedom of Information (FOI) request by Redscan for data from the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) reveals that UK businesses were seriously falling short in terms of data breach disclosure in the year before the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect, which happened in May

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05 Mar 2019

Experian: More Than a Third of Companies are Unprepared to Respond to a Data Breach

New research by Experian shows that companies are still falling short when it comes to cyber security disaster preparedness. The study found that just over one-third of business executives (36%) believes their organization is ready to respond to a data breach involving business confidential information and intellectual property, even though

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22 Feb 2019

92% of organizations rank users as their primary security concern

KnowBe4 has released a new report detailing how organizations are dealing with the rising threat of cybercrime. The research shows that 95% of organizations are worried about the consequences of a potential data breach, while the top security concern of 92% of organizations is negligent users falling victim to a

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19 Feb 2019

2.7 Million Health-Related Calls, Sensitive Info Exposed for Six Years

In a very ugly data leak, an unsecured server has exposed 170,000 hours of recordings from 2.7 million calls made to the 1177 Swedish Healthcare Guide service since 2013. Many callers shared sensitive health care information, and some of them mentioned other confidential data such as their social security number. The server also mentioned

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29 Jan 2019

Big tech firms still don’t care about your privacy

Yesterday was Data Privacy Day, a holiday introduced by the Council of Europe in 2007 that seems to be more relevant than ever, since the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into force in May of last year. On this day, tech companies tend to blog about how committed they are to

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28 Jan 2019

Flood of Complaints to EU Countries Since Data Law Adopted

Since the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) entered into force on May 25 of last year, EU citizens have filed over 95,000 complaints under the legislation. In response, three fines have been issued to parties that were found to be in violation of the law, the most notable of

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