Data Protection

Data Protection Day – New Year, Same Passwords?

By Sandor Palfy, Chief Technology Officer of Identity and Access Management at LogMeIn The number of data breaches we saw in 2018 – let alone those we saw in the last couple of weeks – certainly brings a somber mood to this year’s Data Protection Day. Big names, including the likes of British Airways, Cathay Pacific and Facebook made headlines last year for all the wrong reasons, and the fact that it took less than...

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GRC International Group Brings Clarity To GDPR Breach Reporting With The Launch Of GRCI Law.

The introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) over six months ago marked a significant increase in responsibility and risk for all organisations that process personal data. However, despite the potential impact of the regulation there remains a significant amount of confusion regarding aspects of compliance and reporting that companies of all sizes continue to grapple with. From understanding the processes involved in breach reporting, to the implementation of an appropriate incident response plan,...

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Egress Secures $40 Million Growth Equity Funding Led By FTV Capital.

Egress, a leading provider of data privacy and compliance software designed to secure unstructured data, today announced it has raised $40 million in a Series C financing round led by FTV Capital, with continued participation from existing backer AlbionVC. Egress will use this investment to build on its ongoing rapid growth in Europe and North America, as well as accelerate development of new technology across its data security platform. A market leader in privacy and...

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New Report Finds Emails Containing Dangerous Attachments Up More Than 25 Percent.

Mimecast Limited (NASDAQ: MIME), a leading email and data security company, today announced the availability of its latest quarterly Email Security Risk Assessment (ESRA), an aggregated report of tests that measure the efficacy of widely used email security systems.* In comparison to last quarter’s findings, this new assessment found that email security systems are missing 25 percent more emails containing dangerous file types. Typically dangerous file types are rarely sent via email for legitimate purposes,...

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Why Other Hotel Chains Could Fall Victim To A ‘Marriott-style’ Data Breach.

Written by Bernard Parsons, CEO, Becrypt Whilst I am sure more details behind the Marriott data breach will slowly come to light over the coming months, there is already plenty to reflect on given the initial disclosures and accompanying hypotheses. With the prospects of regulatory fines and lawsuits looming, assimilating the sheer magnitude of the numbers involved is naturally alarming. Up to 500 million records containing personal and potentially financial information is quite staggering. In...

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Cybersecurity In Europe Is Improving: Thank You GDPR?

By Jake Olcott, VP of Strategic Partnerships at BitSight After years of debate over whether to impose new cybersecurity regulations on companies, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) laws went into effect in May 2018. Already we’ve seen several data breach victims ordered to pay fines under the new rules and cookie disclosure notices are popping up on more websites than ever. Everyone is waiting with bated breath for the first report from the Information Commissioner’s...

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Netwrix Acquires Concept Searching To Expand Data Security Offerings.

Netwrix Corporation, provider of a visibility platform for data security and risk mitigation in hybrid environments, announced today the acquisition of Concept Searching, a global leader in semantic metadata generation, auto-classification and taxonomy management software. After a year of successful technology partnership, Netwrix acquired Concept Searching to enhance customers’ contextual awareness into sensitive structured and unstructured data, both on premises and in the cloud. This investment firmly positions Netwrix in the data-centric audit and protection...

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Ping Identity, the leader in Identity Defined Security, today released results of the Ping Identity 2018 Consumer Survey: Attitudes and Behaviour in a Post-Breach Era, unveiling consumer sentiments and behaviours toward security and brands impacted by data breaches. Ping surveyed more than 3,000 people across the United States, United Kingdom, France and Germany to find out what they expect from brands when it comes to the safekeeping of personal information. The survey reveals many consumers...

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personal data out of control

From email addresses to phone numbers, and from places of work to dates of birth, there’s an alarming amount of information about us online. Europeans have lost track of how far their personal data has traveled, which companies or platforms hold information about their identities, or even how much is ‘out there’ about their own children. In short, too many people in Europe have lost control of their personal data. This is one of the...

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On the back of what was a fantastic first round of questioning with insightful responses from leading figures in the IT security industry, the CISO Chat segment on the IT Security Guru has returned for the second round of questioning. We have caught up with a host of CISO’s and senior security experts to get their thoughts and ideas on the 2018 cyber landscape and will include advice, guidance & problems faced. We will leave...

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