Data Breaches

Will the GDPR prevent the next headline-grabbing data breach?

Will the GDPR prevent the next headline-grabbing data breach?

Gavin Millard says that while having a regulation such as the EU GDPR in place would have reduced the chance of a breach the size of Yahoo!, practicing good cyber-hygiene and timely disclosure have the best effects when dealing with any major breach that compromises personal data.

Inadequate cyber-security budgets 'putting NHS patients at risk'

Inadequate cyber-security budgets 'putting NHS patients at risk'

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Some NHS trusts were spending as much as £100,000 a year on cyber-security in 2015 while others were spending nothing, according to figures collated by Sky News.

Boasts preceeded hack of Tesco Bank, report

Boasts preceeded hack of Tesco Bank, report

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After a Tesco Bank breach exposed data of 9,000 accounts and the theft of £2.5 million, a cyber-security firm uncovered boasts on underground forums from two months ago that the company was an easy target.

Adult friend finder hacked, 412 million users compromised

Adult friend finder hacked, 412 million users compromised

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Personal details of more than 412 million subscribers to Adult Friend Finder and other hookup sites was breached.

ICYMI: National Strategy; NHS attack; NSA's secrets; Fraud report; Directors' liability

ICYMI: National Strategy; NHS attack; NSA's secrets; Fraud report; Directors' liability

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This week In Case You Missed it looks at: £1.9 bn for UK cyber strategy; Hospital hacked; More NSA leaks; Fraud attack league; Directors' breach liability

The average company experiences two to three cyber-attacks per month

The average company experiences two to three cyber-attacks per month

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Most security executives have confidence in protecting their businesses from cyber-attacks despite experiencing about two to three effective attacks per month at the average company.

90% of employees violate data breach prevention policies

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More than 90 percent of employees violate policies designed to prevent data breaches.

Breaches happen - the key is being prepared

Breaches happen - the key is being prepared

Rory Duncan argues that companies need to invest not only in detective and defensive controls, but also in the ability to take action when an attack is occurring

Local authorities say data breaches are 'accidents waiting to happen'

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Local authorities hold sensitive and private information about all of us that we wouldn't want getting into the hands of the wrong people.

Majority of businesses have not inspected cloud services for malware

Majority of businesses have not inspected cloud services for malware

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According to new research from the Ponemon Institute and Netskope, as cloud services usage - and risk - increases, businesses still lack visibility into data breaches.

Getting smart - a joined up approach to beating the hackers

Getting smart - a joined up approach to beating the hackers

As data breaches become commonplace and organisations struggle to keep pace, Treavor Dearing explains why integration and collaboration among IT security vendors is emerging as the only viable solution to beat cyber-criminals once and for all.

Yahoo! and the mega breaches that keep on happening

Yahoo! and the mega breaches that keep on happening

James Henry looks at the Yahoo! Incident within the context of other mega breaches to look at the trends and where security is failing.

North Korea has only 28 registered domains, leak shows

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Security engineer Matt Bryant posted details of North Korea's registered domains after a misconfigured nameserver revealed details.

Video: ISF's Durbin advises orgs to protect mission critical info assets

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Information Security Forum managing director Steve Durbin sat down with SCMagazine.com executive editor Teri Robinson to discuss how organisations can better protect their mission critical information assets.

54% of European CEOs are taking responsibility for cyber-security

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More than half (54 percent) of CEOs in European companies are taking responsibility for cyber-security as it is now considered to be an executive responsibility.

50% of UK consumers won't work with a company that has been hacked

50% of UK consumers won't work with a company that has been hacked

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New research from F5 Networks reveals that Brits have a conflicting view on cyber-crime.

Congressional report faults OPM over breach preparedness and response

Congressional report faults OPM over breach preparedness and response

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The massive breach at the US Office of Personnel Management (OPM) might have been prevented had the agency followed basic cyber-security guidelines, a congressional investigation claimed.

ICO receives 88% rise in reported security breaches from 2015 to 2016

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The number of security breaches reported by organisations to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) rose from 1,089 in 2015 to 2,048 this year during a similar period, reflecting an 88 percent increase.

A data breach survival guide

A data breach survival guide

Matt Little asks how do companies identify, react to and guard against thieves, snoops and idiots?

Unsecure network file folders are 'biggest vulnerability'

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In the past year, 38 percent of organisations have experienced one or more information security breaches.

Email accounts of Hillary Clinton and 100+ Democratic officials hacked

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As the FBI investigation into the hack of the Democratic National Committee broadens, it is being reported that the private email accounts of Hillary Clinton and more than 100 Democratic officials also have been breached.

Trump's Russian interests and Guccifer 2.0

Trump's Russian interests and Guccifer 2.0

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A flood of information has emerged that connects GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump to a questionable cast of characters who are linked to Russian interests.

Turkey blocks access to WikiLeaks after 300K emails released

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Turkey blocked access to WikiLeaks after almost 300,000 emails from the Justice and Development Party (AKP Party) were released Tuesday.

58% of UK companies reported data breaches in last two years

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Different sample groups offer different figures for the extent of breaches. A new report found almost two thirds (58 percent) of UK companies reported data breaches in the last two years, with 37 percent of these attacks on business data integrity reported to have been a deliberate act from within the company.

ICYMI: EU CPNI directive; Euro 2016; Health hit; Expertise absent; Travel risk

ICYMI: EU CPNI directive; Euro 2016; Health hit; Expertise absent; Travel risk

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The latest In Case You Missed It (ICYMI) looks at EU cyber-directive; Sports targeted; Health most breached; Orgs lack expertise; Travellers at risk

NHS England single patient database scrapped

NHS England single patient database scrapped

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Two critical reports showed a lack of public trust in NHS security and confidentiality handling patient records causing the government to scrap plans for a unified doctor and hosptial patient database.

Sophisticated 'password attacks' continue, Citrix latest victim

Sophisticated 'password attacks' continue, Citrix latest victim

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Hackers used login information to launch a "sophisticated password attack" to login to Citrix's GoToMyPC user accounts, according to a company blog post.

1.5m T-Mobile records likely exposed in Czech Republic

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Customers are at risk of marketers using the data to approach them with unsolicited offers.

Russian hackers access Trump files in DNC hack

Russian hackers access Trump files in DNC hack

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Russian government hackers apparently broke into the Democratic National Committee (DNC) computer system and accessed the party's entire database on Republican candidate Donald Trump.

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