For data to remain safe, effective and accessible, we need to revisit our attitudes towards data security and reinforce why it is important to control and label that data.
BAE Systems Applied Intelligence has revealed details of a 2013 cyber attack on a large US hedge fund that caused the loss of millions of dollars. Hackers used malware to insert delays of hundreds of milliseconds into the firm’s trading algorithms, disrupting high-speed trading at the unnamed hedge fund for at least two months, and […]
Privacy laws in Europe are tightening. Non-European companies that operate in the EU are currently governed only by the data protection laws of the country in which they are based, but European ministers have now agreed on reforms to the proposed Europe-wide General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that will make the law applicable to non-European companies that do business in the EU as well as to European companies
Since suffering one of the biggest data breaches in retail history, Target has been struggling to recover its image. Sales in its US stores have decreased by 0.3%, driven by a falling number of transactions. As a result, Target is now cutting its prices in order to drive footfall to stores, even though it will affect profit margins further.
A lack of confidence and clarity around US healthcare information has notoriously been a concern for both covered entities and beneficiaries for a long time.
It’s quite a staggering statistic: 135 breaches of the Data Protection Act by Welsh Councils in 2013: more than double the 60 breaches in 2012.
Cyber attacks have become a regular occurrence in the last few years; in fact, you can’t turn the news on without some mention of a business suffering an attack. Most attacks are fuelled by criminals looking to steal valuable information, but what type of information is being stolen? According to a report by Veracode, the […]
The benefits that the Internet of Things can bring are numerous, but so are the concerns that it can facilitate cyber attacks.
Have you checked your yahoo account this morning? I suggest you do. Yesterday Yahoo announced that its email service had suffered a cyber attack, resulting in the usernames and passwords of an undisclosed amount of users being compromised.
Yesterday the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) published its Q3 statistics, revealing that reported data breaches rose by 25% in the third quarter. The continued upward trend saw 420 reported breaches, up from 397 the previous quarter and a running total of 1144 for the financial year.