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.
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.
Jon Fielding discusses the need to manage information security at the data level and not simply at the network perimeter.
Jeremy King discusses what businesses can do today to prioritise data security
Ralph Echemendia discusses the best practices for ensuring security of customer data for a contact centre in the cloud
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 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.
A planned national database of personal data on Russian citizens could become a magnet for criminal cyber-attacks warn analysts.
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.
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.
In 2015, the average company had roughly 9.9 million files accessible to every employee regardless of their roles.
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,
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.
If they are to limit damaging effects, enterprises must prepare and equip themselves with the proper skills to react to and prevent cyber-attacks.
Data now resides on multiple devices in many locations. But, Kate O'Flaherty asks, is it out of control?
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.
In the changing online world, new measures must be put in place to protect intangible assets, says Margee Abrams.
Google Cloud allows users to bring-their-own-keys to lock their data.
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.
New platforms such as Hadoop are pushing IT professionals to find innovative solutions to ensure data security, says Greg Hanson.
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.
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.
Despite the objective of releasing greater business value from information, most businesses prioritise locking it down, says Sue Trombley
Discovery of data theft leads to Google pulling more than 200 dodgy extensions from Chrome Web Store.
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.
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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