After a year of high-profile cyber-security issues, rounded off by a PayPal data breach that exposed the PII of 1.6 million customers, data security looks set to be at the top of business agendas throughout 2018.
Ransomware, phishing attacks and data loss are the three biggest issues that concern UK cyber-security executives.
Employees have to choose between leaving data unprotected, disrupting their work to use the company encryption tool, or protecting data on their own; once an employee encrypts a file on their own, the company has no control.
Two-thirds of the UK public have lost trust in or even boycotted businesses that mishandle data.
A data feed firm sees stolen credentials being traded in broad daylight, so to speak.
Over the past two years, three out of every four organisations have been hit by the loss or theft of important data.
More than half of Irish companies don't provide regular cyber-security training to their staff.
A report from two watchdogs has found that due to data being shared on computer discs, police and prosecutors are losing sensitive case information, but the CPS is promising a new system.
Facebook will fight the court's ruling which threatens "one of our important technologies to stop attackers".
Kroll Ontrack's quarterly data loss index (DLI) shows that more than two out of five (41 percent) cases of data loss for mobile devices and tablets are due to liquid damage.
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.
The Carphone Warehouse cyber-attack shows the potential cost of a cyber-attack but cyber-insurance can help mitigate it, says Simon Gilbert.
After lightning struck a local utility grid, one of Google's European data centres suffered a power outage that led to "some" permanent data loss.
Facebook loophole could let hackers slurp personal data using algorithm
Online 'adultery dating' website Ashley Madison has been hacked by a group calling itself 'The Impact Team', with 37 million customers' details potentially exposed.
Users who have opted for a VPN service could be at risk from hackers thanks to the way that providers handle IPv6 traffic.
A government-commissioned report, carried out by PwC, has found that data breaches are rolling in thick and fast for UK firms - and the costs are mounting up.
In a year already characterised by huge data breaches at healthcare organisations and at major government entities, it's no surprise that victims' personal information is a hot commodity.
A Trojanised version of the popular UK-developed PuTTY web admin tool, which can steal highly sensitive data, has been discovered by Symantec.
Information is the lifeblood of modern business, no less so than in the lofty eyries of the legal eagles, where sensitive client information is analysed and monetised.