Preparing for quantum computing and future cyber threat challenges

Futurist Edgar Perez talks to PrivSec Report about quantum computing, AI and the perennial threat of cybercrime. Early sociologist Max Weber once said that the modern world is persistent in its pursuit of advancement and innovation, and the future-oriented sensibility of science would go on ‘ad infinitum.’ According to his writing, humans are innately oriented […]

All at (Priva) Sea? Brexit and Data Protection

PrivSec Report looks at some of the issues facing data protection professionals impacted by Brexit as the end to the transition period draws near.  June 2016’s UK referendum on EU membership ushered in stormy waters between the UK and Europe. Four years on, and the UK is approaching the end of the transition period – […]

Protecting data security during digital transformation

As organisations embrace the distributed workforce and become “Everywhere Enterprises”, digital transformation needs to go hand in hand with data security, says Brian Foster. There is no doubt that the pandemic has accelerated digital transformation, which shows no sign of slowing down. Businesses had to close physical facilities nearly overnight and pivot to online, virtual, […]

Tackling local and global regulations with Microsoft compliance (sponsored)

Collecting data is a core part of most businesses, but responsible usage and protection of that data is required. Not complying with regulations, standards, and guidelines will result in fines & lower credibility with customers, so organizations want to implement technology which they can trust to manage compliance. Microsoft Compliance Manager helps you build out […]

Protect sensitive data in Microsoft Teams with Microsoft DLP (sponsored)

Join Dan Cousineau, UK Compliance Product Marketing Manager, and Ahmed Youseph, Compliance Technical Specialist, for a brief overview of Microsoft Data Loss Prevention followed by a short demo of a working policy for UK Financial data specifically in Team. Protect sensitive data in Microsoft Teams with Microsoft DLP from Data Protection World Forum on Vimeo.       […]

UK businesses face aggregate costs of up to 1.6 billion if no adequacy decision post-Brexit transition period, report finds

The cost to UK businesses of not receiving an adequacy decision from the European Commission could total between £1 billion and £1.6 billion, according to a new report by think tank New Economics Foundation and UCL European Institute. The report, compiled from interviews with 60 EU and UK legal professionals, data protection officers, business representatives […]

Manchester United network suffers “sophisticated” internal cyber attack

On Friday, Manchester United announced that a “sophisticated operation by organised cyber criminals” had occurred. An investigation is underway, but the club said they did not believe that any personal data belonging to employees or customers had been accessed. Impacted systems were immediately shut down to contain the attack. Most of the club’s digital operations […]

Apple hits out at campaign group’s ‘inaccurate’ privacy complaint

Apple has strongly denied claims from privacy campaigners that it has breached Europe’s ePrivacy directive through its Identifier for Advertisers (IDFA). The non-profit campaign group Noyb said that the Apple operating system on iPhones creates IDFA without the user’s knowledge or consent, thereby breaching Europe’s Privacy Directive. According to Noyb, this contravenes the “Cookie Law”, […]

Trump fires CISA Director over statement on US election security

The Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) was fired by Donald Trump yesterday because he authorised a statement saying that the election was “the most secure in American history.” President Trump announced the sacking in two tweets. He said: “The recent statement by Chris Krebs on the security of the 2020 Election […]

Business Focus: the latest PrivSec fundraising deals

A roundup of the latest fundraising deals and business news from the privacy, data protection and security sectors. 9th November: ReSec Technologies, an Israeli start-up focusing on malware threat prevention and cyber security, announced it has raised $4 million in funding for a series A round. It’s led by QBN Capital with participation from HDI […]