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Government calls for revamp in IoT security; will manufacturers listen?

Government plans for IOT security welcomed but also criticised as being only a set of advisories and recommendations which do not include watertight regulations around credentials and authentication.

The four issues impacting IoT security

If devices are shipped with the low-hanging fruit problems removed, security becomes a consumer requirement, which will lead hardware vendors to guarantee a baseline level of security.

Implementing the Network & Information Security directive - be prepared

There is enough information now available from the NCSC to allow organisations to start identifying the gaps in their NIS directive approach and understand the risks these pose.

Apple's China-based iCloud data centre raises privacy, human rights fears

Human rights activists are concerned that the Chinese government's regulation requiring that Apple host its citizen's iCloud accounts on servers in China could make it easier for that nation to track down dissenters.

Final Reminder to register and attend SC Congress for FREE on Thursday

SC Congress 2018: Register by 1.0 pm Wednesday 14th to get your FREE day pass on Thursday 15 February, at the ILEC Conference Centre, 47 Lillie Road, London, SW6 1UD.

GDPR and cyber-security: An opportunity that cannot be ignored

Data controllers and processors are required to carefully think about the ways to effectively secure personal data and take all necessary steps in this respect to prevent possible infringements of the Regulation.

Critical infrastructure security - getting to grips with EU NIS Directive

EU NIS Directive: As the implementation of the first true piece of cyber-security legislation draws near, Jalal Bouhdada discusses its potential impact on 'operators of essential services.

Data breach! On winning the reputation game - a question of leadership

Ultimately, responsible handling of data is not about avoiding fines: it is about safeguarding reputation. You can put a price tag on non-compliance with the GDPR, but what price loss of shareholder and customer confidence?

Four things you can do right now to prepare for GDPR compliance

Many organisations need to implement technology upgrades and end-to-end protection to assist them in meeting GDPR's data privacy requirements.

The myths and the maths of GDPR

Not everything you thought you knew about GDPR is correct, and a corporate governance approach to GDPR is better than a cyber-security approach says David Froud.

Interview. Amazon Web Services CISO: accelerating business while ensuring security

Late last year SC Media UK finally met someone confident that their organisation is GDPR compliant, ready for the new regulations coming into force in May: Stephen Schmidt, CISO, Amazon Web Services (AWS).

How ISO 27001 can help your organisation meet GDPR requirements

Making use of ISO 27001 can assist an organisation to be GDPR compliant in several key areas and they can then use this certification to demonstrate a level of GDPR compliance.

US FCC to repeal net neutrality, could increase cyber-security threats

The commission decided today to repeal the regulations put in place under the Obama administration, prompting criticism that the move would not only choke freedom but would compromise security and privacy.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) - what you need to know

May 2018 signals a watershed moment for data protection regulation which should be seen an opportunity for greater emphasis to be afforded to information security, and the processes that support this across organisations.

Uber hid massive hack compromising data of 57M for a year

For more than a year, even as it negotiated with regulators in the US over privacy infractions, Uber hid a massive hack that resulted in cyber-thieves pilfering the personal information of 57 million customers and drivers.

The three certainties in life: death, taxes and GDPR

As the GDPR clock ticks down to implementation, it is clear that this will not be a non-event like the Millennium Bug - it will happen and there will be dire consequences, potentially company-closures, in the event of non-compliance.

FIDO promotes device-based unified authentication standards

The FIDO Europe Working Group launched today with the aim of accelerating the use of FIDO authentication standards in Europe. SC Media UK spoke to Alain Martin, co-chair of the new FIDO Europe Working Group.

The minimum you need to do before GDPR goes live: 4 stages to compliance

GDPR: It's important to put data intelligence tools in place that will allow you not only to conduct an audit of the data you have collected in the past but also address compliance in the future says Rob Perry.

Regulatory compliance: Are small-to-medium sized businesses ready?

SMBs in the UK with operations or supply chain in the EU need to focus their attention on GDPR and security posture; there is a level of scrutiny around data management that many SMBs are unlikely to have experienced before.

Privacy update: accountability for your data practices. Honesty enforced

GDPR - Process change is just the beginning, but more interestingly we will see new technologies and use-cases being born and blossom that we can't yet imagine says Todd Ruback.

Homes and Communities Agency breach reported to ICO

Ahead of GDPR, even minor breaches are now being reported, with the UK government agency, the Homes and Communities agency, notifying the ICO of a limited breach of its information security policy on Monday 9 October.

Equifax breach: lessons ahead of GDPR, be ready to report when it happens

Under GDPR, organisations must notify customers and authorities of a breach within 72 hours of becoming aware of the attack. James Barrett suggests this will transform how breaches are handled, including by companies like Equifax.

IP Expo: GDPR - "All of us will carry a quantum of illegality"

GDPR is built on the assumption that people are better prepared than they are, so we will fail to comply, therefore take a risk-based approach and focus on the things that matter.

Kaspersky US government ban - what are the reasons behind the decision?

What is the basis for the ban on Kaspersky products being used by US government authorities? Is it retaliation for Russia's foreign software ban, fear of potential government pressure, intelligence on actual threats - or prejudice?

Government acts to restrict anonymous communications - legally

Commercial multi-user gateways may only be licensed where the supplier can demonstrate that callers can be identified following Security Minister direction to Ofcom to ensure government access to information.

Coming, ready or not: The cost of GDPR non-compliance

Implementation of GDPR could potentially spell the end of almost one in five European businesses says Petter Nordwall, particularly if regulators come out swinging and impose maximum fines for data breaches.

GDPR - Are you perhaps thinking "What's all the fuss about?"

Ignoring GDPR is not an option.Richard Menear notes how history has shown us that the regulators will be looking for a few companies where they can impose a big fine to set an example for the rest of the industry.

US Kasperky ban draws Kremlin rebuke, raises concerns among users

The US government's decision to ban Kaspersky Lab security software raised concerns from users over their own Kaspersky purchases and drew a sharp rebuke from the Kremlin about anti-competitive practices

New UK data protection bill to be published tomorrow

Tomorrow the UK's new Data Protection Bill is to be published as part of a multi-billion pound National Cyber Security Strategy