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Sweden’s massive data leak was ‘a complete failure’ says PM Stefan Lofven

Sweden’s government has confirmed the massive data leak that is now considered to be the largest of its kind in history. The incident involved the Swedish government’s transportation agency accidentally leaking vast amounts of data, exposing personal and sensitive information of nearly every citizen. Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Löfven sees the cybersecurity slip-up as “a disaster.” “What has happened is ... Read More »

Wells Fargo data leak: Over 50,000 clients’ confidential details accidentally leaked in mailing error

Wells Fargo accidentally leaked thousands of sensitive documents of 50,000 clients to a former financial adviser who subpoenaed the bank as part of a defamation lawsuit against a bank employee. The New York Times reported on Friday (21 July) that Wells Fargo’s lawyer inadvertently sent 1.4GB worth of files to former Wells Fargo employee Gary Sinderbrand’s lawyer in a CD ... Read More »

‘Keys to kingdom’ leaked by Sweden exposing millions’ data, military secrets and EU secure intranet

Sweden’s government has exposed sensitive and personal data of millions, along with the nation’s military secrets, in what is now considered to be one of the worst government IT disasters ever. The leak, which occurred in 2015, saw the names, photos and home addresses of millions exposed. Those affected include fighter pilots of Swedish air force, police suspects, people under ... Read More »

A UK business will spend more than £1m recovering from a data security breach – NTT Security 2017 Risk:Value

The cost of recovering from of a security breach for UK organisations has been estimated in a new report launched today by NTT Security, the specialised security company of NTT Group. The 2017 Risk:Value report, the company’s third annual study of business decision makers’ attitudes to risk and the value of information security to global organisations, reveals that a UK ... Read More »

Bupa Data Breach hits over 500,000 customers – cyber security experts have their say

Bupa healthcare was hit by a data breach after one of its employees went rogue and inappropriately copied and removed information relating to 547,000 international health care plan customers. Names, dates of birth, nationalities, some contact and administrative information were among the data leaked. No financial or medical data has been exposed and the relevant victims have been notified. Bupa in ... Read More »

Imperva Insider Threats Study Finds More than Half of IT Security Professionals Are Concerned About Careless Users Putting Data at Risk

Imperva, Inc., committed to protecting business-critical data and applications in the cloud and on-premises, today announced the results of a survey of 310 IT security professionals taken at the Infosecurity Europe trade show.  The survey found that when it comes to insider threats, over half (58 percent) of IT security professionals were deeply concerned, not primarily about malicious users, but ... Read More »

Frost & Sullivan Recognises Gemalto for Leadership in Encryption and Data Protection

Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, announced today it has been awarded the Frost & Sullivan 2017 Encryption and Data Protection Technology Leadership Award. Frost & Sullivan analysts independently evaluated Gemalto’s SafeNet data protection and encryption solutions, in particular, the commercial success, growth potential, operational efficiency, and benefits provided to customers.   Each year, Frost & Sullivan recognises companies ... Read More »

EMEA businesses turn to public cloud in spite of security doubts

Businesses in EMEA are increasing their investment in public cloud, despite ongoing security concerns and a perceived lack of understanding about who is responsible for keeping their data safe, according to the findings of a study of IT decision makers released today by Barracuda Networks, Inc. (NYSE: CUDA), the leader in Cloud-enabled security and data protection solutions.   Key findings: ... 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 »