Data Protection

Brits Still Prefer Using Passwords Over Biometrics To Log In.

30% of people say that typing in a password is still their preferred method of logging in to their online accounts according to a survey of 1,050 people in the UK carried out by email services company GMX. Compared to a similar GMX survey in 2016, this number has almost halved from 61%. Despite this, alternative login methods have not yet become widely accepted. The most favoured biometric authentication method in 2019, fingerprint recognition, is...

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UK Businesses Waste Two And A Half Months A Year Due To Poor Password Management.

UK businesses neglect poor password management practices and are failing to recognise the value of automated tools. OneLogin, the leading provider of Unified Access Management, has revealed UK businesses annually lose, on average, 2.5 months per year resetting passwords. The failure to manage passwords and mundane IT administrative tasks efficiently is costing businesses time and money. (Download the full password management report here). “The benefits of innovative technology to facilitate modern business practices is clearly...

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Reckless Personal Data Behaviour Is Putting Digital Identities At Risk.

A recent study by IDEX Biometrics ASA has revealed that consumers are prepared to share their personal information all too easily and in doing so leave their digital identities at risk of theft or fraud. Despite three-in-five (59%) consumers worrying about the security of their personal information, almost three quarters (73%) said they would be prepared to give up their name in exchange for a free coffee. Whilst consumers express concerns regarding the security of...

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The Role Of Biometrics In A Post-GDPR World.

By David Orme, Senior Vice President at IDEX Biometrics ASA Cast your mind back to April last year. Your inbox filled with email marketing from services and newsletters you signed up to over the years asking you to re-subscribe to their mailing lists – and it’s likely you took the opportunity to unsubscribe to many. This was the first time the general population had been confronted with the realities of the General Data Protection Regulations,...

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Nearly Half Of All Data Is ‘Dark’, Creating Major Security Blind Spot For Most UK Companies.

UK businesses continue to house ‘dark data’ within their organisations, creating a honeypot for cybercriminals, finds research from Veritas Technologies, a worldwide leader in enterprise data protection and software-defined storage. The Value of Data study, conducted by Vanson Bourne for Veritas, surveyed 1,500 IT decision makers and data managers across 15 countries, including 100 from the UK. It reveals that on average, nearly half (48 per cent) of all data within UK organisations remains unclassified...

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Sharing Is Caring? 50% Of Brits Admit To Sharing Their Passwords.

Staying safe online has never been so important. Last year, 17 million UK residents fell victim to cybercrime1 and with the number of websites, apps, and social accounts continuing to grow, it can be difficult to remember individual passwords for them all. Mobile phone insurance provider, Insurance2go, polled the British public to find out how safe and secure their passwords are, and who they are trusting with these vital pieces of information. When it comes...

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T Minus 7 Days Until European Data Protection Summit Kicks Off.

The countdown to this year’s European Data Protection Summit is underway. With just 7 days to go and the first anniversary of GDPR on 25 May 2019, organisers are in the final stages of planning the prestigious conference, which takes place at 133 Houndsditch, London on the 3rd of June this year. The European Data Protection Summit 2019 will welcome over 700 attendees from data protection, privacy and security disciplines, feature over 50 industry expert...

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GDPR Anniversary Highlights Need For Businesses To Change Attitudes Towards Data Protection.

As the one year anniversary of GDPR approaches, a data expert is warning that companies need to change their attitude towards the legislation. Privacy Lead at Data Oversight, Hellen Beveridge, says that when it comes to GDPR, rather than recognising practices, businesses need to change to meet required standards, organisations frequently try to mould legislation to fit into their existing processes. GDPR first came into effect across the EU on the 25th May 2018. Beveridge...

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One Year Down: GDPR By The Numbers.

By Mike Kiser, Global Strategist and Evangelist, SailPoint Today marks the first anniversary of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Europe’s data privacy regulation shook up the privacy world by imposing penalties for some of the strongest consumer protection laws of the last 20 years and inspired even stricter laws in other parts of the world. GDPR created a single breach-notification regulation for the entire EU with the goal of protecting personal data of...

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GDPR – What Went Wrong?

By Spencer Young, RVP EMEA, Imperva A year ago, it seemed as if you couldn’t open a newspaper or business magazine without encountering the dread letters GDPR. So you’d expect businesses to have heeded the warnings, and implemented the systems and technologies they needed to avoid the swingeing fines applicable under the new regulations. Not a bit of it. In fact, in the first six weeks following the imposition of GDPR, data breaches rose by...

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