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Five years later: Have you changed your LinkedIn password yet?

Kevin Hansel,
CIO at SailPoint

The fallout of data breaches has long lasting effects – as we’ve seen from the continued impact of the 2012 data breach at LinkedIn. Although the attack happened five years ago, the ripple effects continue to this day. Recent reports of credentials stolen from U.K. officials are a good demonstration of this. Email addresses and passwords of MPs, parliamentary staff, ... Read More »

Largest cryptocurrency exchange hacked. Over $1 million worth of Bitcoin stolen

Bithumb, one of the world’s largest Bitcoin and Ether cryptocurrency exchanges, has been breached resulting in the loss of more than $1 Million in cryptocurrencies after a number of its user accounts were compromised. We reached out to some of the world’s leading cybersecurity experts for their thoughts on this latest hack. Ben Herzberg, research group manager at Imperva, said ... Read More »

Three ways to prepare your business for GDPR

Next May, the UK will apply the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Dubbed as the most important change in data protection of the past two decades, this ruling is set to protect all EU citizens’ data privacy, and enforce changes needed in the business sector which ensure that organisations protect people’s data. Despite Article 50 being triggered on March 29th, ... Read More »

Ready for GDPR? DQM GRC’s online tool will assess your organisation’s compliance for free

Compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is not optional, and with less than a year to go before the law is enforced, the time for action is now. To help organisations kickstart their journeys towards GDPR compliance DQM GRC, experts in data governance, has launched its GDPR Self-Assessment Tool. The personalised analysis gives organisations insight into their compliance ... Read More »

AA Shop investigating 13 gigabyte data breach

The AA has been criticised over the way it has handled a data breach involving 13 gigabytes of data. The huge cache was viewable online for a few days in April, but the motoring organisation said that it contained no “sensitive” information. However, a security researcher who analysed the leak said he found details like email addresses, names and parts ... Read More »

198 Million US Voter Records Leaked

Earlier this week, it was reported that 198 MILLION US voter records were leaked on a public Amazon S3 storage server owned by a Republican data analytics firm, Deep Root Analytics. This is reportedly the biggest leak of its kind in history. Various databases were found on the server, containing personal information of American citizens, including their name, date of ... Read More »

Registration now open for the annual IT Security CISO Debates and Conference

The IT Security Guru is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the IT Security CISO Debates and Conference with a comprehensive line up of topics from tackling the skills gap to GDPR, how to prevent a data breach from destroying your reputation and the Internet of Things. The UK’s top CISOs and global IT Security Association Leaders ... Read More »

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer waives 2016 bonus in wake of data breaches

In the wake of the Yahoo attack late last year, where the theft of more than 500 million user account from 2014 was discovered, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has decided to waive her 2016 bonus after an investigation into the attack by the board. Yahoo’s top Lawyer, Ronald S. Bell, has also resigned for his part in the mishandling of ... Read More »

Survey finds a quarter of enterprises experienced a breach in the past year

Developed in conjunction with cybersecurity veteran Byron Acohido, DomainTools’ Cybersecurity Report Card surveyed more than 550 security analysts, IT managers, and executives, and revealed that the majority of organizations are struggling to monitor and prevent cyberattacks on their network. More than one in four organizations have been breached in the past 12 months, while shockingly 23 percent aren’t sure if they ... Read More »

Groupon hacked: Industry reaction

Groupon users have reported that fraudsters gained illegal access to their accounts and placed unauthorised purchases in their names. The hackers allegedly used login details from other data breaches to hack into individual customers’ Groupon accounts. Here is what the industry makes of the data breach: Rob Sobers, director at Varonis: “Today’s news is the result of billions of compromised ... Read More »