Data Security

The fines they are a changin'...

The fines they are a changin'...

Nic Scott discusses how UK businesses can re-evaluate and enhance the security measures they currently have in place in order to avoid potentially crippling fines when EU GDPR comes into force.

Frequent job changes mean less chance for secure storage of employment records

Frequent job changes mean less chance for secure storage of employment records

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Large volumes of employees moving from job to job increases the number of employment records that must be retained by HR departments, stored securely and ultimately destroyed within a legally determined timeframe.

An accident waiting to happen

An accident waiting to happen

Jon Fielding discusses the need to manage information security at the data level and not simply at the network perimeter.

Facing the UK cyber-security threat

Facing the UK cyber-security threat

Jeremy King discusses what businesses can do today to prioritise data security

Contact centre security in the cloud - how can you best protect your customer's data?

Contact centre security in the cloud - how can you best protect your customer's data?

Ralph Echemendia discusses the best practices for ensuring security of customer data for a contact centre in the cloud

ICO fines TalkTalk £400K for theft of customer data last year

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Due to its poor data security, which led to the theft of the personal data of over 150,000 customers last year, TalkTalk has been fined £400,000 by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO).

Half of UK students want data security training

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Half of all students in the UK have no security software installed on any of their devices, even though a quarter of teenagers are 'almost constantly' connected.

Millions of Russians' personal data may be put at risk

Millions of Russians' personal data may be put at risk

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A planned national database of personal data on Russian citizens could become a magnet for criminal cyber-attacks warn analysts.

Nine out of 10 UK orgs don't encrypt over 75% of data in the cloud

Nine out of 10 UK orgs don't encrypt over 75% of data in the cloud

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With only a third of sensitive data in cloud applications being protected by encryption, cloud data security is still a major challenge for companies. Businesses are focusing on basic security techniques such as passwords to protect sensitive and confidential customer information.

Breached perimeter defences ruin security confidence for most ITDMs

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Most organisations do not possess confidence in their ability to protect data after experiencing a data breach. One third have experienced a data breach in the past year.

Data reveals average company has 9.9M accessible files to any employee

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In 2015, the average company had roughly 9.9 million files accessible to every employee regardless of their roles.

RSA 2016 (video): Budget allocations biggest headache for security, says report

RSA 2016 (video): Budget allocations biggest headache for security, says report

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The Dell Data Security Report found that 82 percent of IT and business decision makers surveyed have tried to limit employee access to data across their locations,

Sharing Data Securely

Sharing Data Securely

There is a basic tension when it comes to both securing data and having it readily accessible, and this tension needs to be frequently addressed when considering the sharing of big data both within an organisation and outside it says Ted Dunning.

GCHQ certified course to improve cyber-attack response and recovery

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If they are to limit damaging effects, enterprises must prepare and equip themselves with the proper skills to react to and prevent cyber-attacks.

Securing data wherever it may be

Securing data wherever it may be

Data now resides on multiple devices in many locations. But, Kate O'Flaherty asks, is it out of control?

Data storage stolen at Lloyds, customer account data lost

Data storage stolen at Lloyds, customer account data lost

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Lloyds Bank data storage device stolen from an RSA data centre two months ago contains customer names, addresses, sort codes and account numbers for Lloyds' Premier Account customers who had Royal Sun Alliance emergency home cover attached to their bank account between 2006 and 2012.

Is cyber-security the IP of the 21st century?

Is cyber-security the IP of the 21st century?

In the changing online world, new measures must be put in place to protect intangible assets, says Margee Abrams.

Google Cloud features BYO encryption keys

Google Cloud features BYO encryption keys

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Google Cloud allows users to bring-their-own-keys to lock their data.

Exclusive: Visa application portal closed following SC Magazine investigation

Exclusive: Visa application portal closed following SC Magazine investigation

VFS Global closes visa application portal following SC Magazine investigation. Editable Schengen visa application forms accessed FOUR DAYS after operating company VFS Global said a vulnerability had been fixed.

Securing Hadoop - inflating the life rafts for big data lakes

Securing Hadoop - inflating the life rafts for big data lakes

New platforms such as Hadoop are pushing IT professionals to find innovative solutions to ensure data security, says Greg Hanson.

With our data under threat, it's time to set security in for the long-term

With our data under threat, it's time to set security in for the long-term

Responsibility for securing data is now increasingly shifting towards the board leading to a change in role for the IT department, says Terry Greer-King.

Using HSMs to prevent RansomWeb attacks

Using HSMs to prevent RansomWeb attacks

Prevention and threat detection tools can only go so far, and should be used as part of a layered approach to data security, says Paul Hampton.

Unexpected obstacles on the road to maximising information value

Unexpected obstacles on the road to maximising information value

Despite the objective of releasing greater business value from information, most businesses prioritise locking it down, says Sue Trombley

Data-scraping Chrome extension steals more than a million users' data

Data-scraping Chrome extension steals more than a million users' data

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Discovery of data theft leads to Google pulling more than 200 dodgy extensions from Chrome Web Store.

What data jurisdiction means for cloud providers: Satisfy local, grow global

What data jurisdiction means for cloud providers: Satisfy local, grow global

New data sovereignty regulations should not be seen as an obstruction, but as an opportunity to increase market share with innovative offerings says Cameron Burke.

Why data security is now key to successful promotional marketing, and how to achieving it

Why data security is now key to successful promotional marketing, and how to achieving it

Promotional marketing using big data requires reliable security to protect the brand and can be a company differentiator says Jo Varey.

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