The Information Commissioner's Office is investigating the manner in which data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica harvested millions of Facebook profiles and analysed them for political purposes and to target voters during Brexit.
Companies struggle to understand, let alone quantify, their data risk and exposure. A new approach unites data operators managing and securing data with data consumers who need data to do their job.
Data breaches often stem from poorly-managed records. By encoding critical information about the records into the files themselves, companies can create a platform for security, efficiency and cost management.
Intelligent and automated systems are currently being touted as the next step in cyber-security to help combat the 'always-on' cyber-criminal, but are they right for us? And are we prepared for them?
As attacks become more complex, large datasets can help identify attackers across multiple sites, says Ohad Parush, VP of engineering at Akamai.
New tools are making real time data analysis and exploration of DNS traffic possible. This is turning previously ignored data into a source of valuable insight says Chris Griffiths.