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Number of fines for UK data privacy issues doubles and totals £3.2m

Breaches of UK data protection laws during 2016 attracted thirty-five fines totalling £3,245,500 – almost double the 2015 total (18). Now with just under a year to go until the biggest change in privacy laws for over 20 years, UK organisations risk even larger fines if they fail to ensure compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). PwC analysed ... Read More »

United Airlines Accidentally Has Security Codes Posted Online

Some extremely troubling news has come out of the United Airlines camp as of late. It turns out that one of the company’s employees posted security codes online, codes which can be used to access the cockpit of most fleet planes. This is a huge breach of security for the airline and could spell disaster if the codes fall into ... Read More »

People would sacrifice photos on their phones for just £8.81, Kaspersky Lab study reveals

While people claim to value their memories more than any other form of data stored on their digital devices, they are happy to sell them for little money, research by Kaspersky Lab shows. A survey has shown that for 49 per cent of people, private and sensitive photos of themselves are the most precious data they have on their devices, ... Read More »

Intercede and Centrify partner to streamline secure mobile access for highly regulated enterprises

Today, cybersecurity and identity management expert Intercede announces a partnership with Centrify, the leader in securing hybrid enterprises through the power of identity, to secure and manage mobile access in highly regulated industries who must comply with Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12), FIPS 201-2 and NIST 800-157. Interecede’s MyID enables enterprises to replace employee passwords with more secure and ... Read More »

United we stand: fighting data theft with intelligence sharing

Adam Vincent, CEO,

Undoubtedly, today’s borderless networks pose security challenges and provide hackers with greater scope to cause chaos. A data breach in one organisation’s network can provide hackers with an avenue into another, and initiate a chain-reaction of breaches compromising the confidential data of numerous organisations. Though data sharing is actively encouraged, there has not been a big push  to ensure that ... Read More »

Study finds women are more privacy savvy than men

A new online privacy study from internet security firm ESET has revealed that UK social media users are finally starting to recognise the importance of their online security, with two-thirds of Brits taking important steps to protect their privacy online. The study, which was carried out in October 2016 and looked at the attitudes of 1000 social media users in ... Read More »

Apple could benefit from Windows 10 privacy nightmare

Remember a couple of weeks back when Windows 10 was blasted for collecting “excessive data” by French regulatory body the CNIL? Well apparently this is making more people mull over switching away from Windows to OS X (or macOS as it will soon be). At least, according to a recent UK survey commissioned by (and carried out by OnePoll), ... Read More »

Google’s latest transparency report shows record government data requests

Google saw a record number of data requests from law enforcement agencies worldwide during the second half of 2015 as the request total passed the 40,000 mark for the first time. That’s up from 35,365 in the first half of the year and 30,140 one year previous,according to the tech giant’s latest transparency report. Google’s transparency report is an important resource since it provides a ... Read More »

Facebook to kill native chat, bring opt-in crypto to Messenger

Facebook will shutter its native message facility, forcing users to install the Messenger client which will sport opt-in end-to-end encryption. The change brings the ad-slinger inline with Google’s Allo chat service, which will activate its privacy conscious mode only if users flick a switch. That decision won brought derision from privacy pundits who argue end-to-end encryption should be the default ... Read More »

Has there been an increase in traffic this year?

The IT Security Guru has been lucky enough to be able to share a series of videos from the security specialists at AppRiver, award winning e-mail and web security solutions providers. The videos will break down the findings from AppRiver’s Global Security Report, a quarterly study published by the company that explains the latest trends and threat actors they’ve seen ... Read More »