GDPR readiness: Education sector rivals technology industry in race towards General Data Protection Regulation compliance

New research has shown that the education sector is rivaling technology for the top spot when it comes to GDPR preparedness.  The research from Clearswift surveyed 600 senior business decision makers and 1,200 employees across the UK, US, Germany and Australia. When asked whether firms currently have all of the necessary processes in place to be […]

88 percent of Java apps susceptible to widespread attacks from known security defects

Over the past 12 months, several high-profile breaches in Java applications were caused by widespread vulnerabilities in open source or commercial components.These are the findings from the 2017 State of Software Security Report, a comprehensive review of application security testing data from scans conducted by CA Veracode’s base of more than 1,400 customers. One example of […]

Bringing laughter to the privacy party

Alison Beard, Senior Editor at Harvard Business Review”, “Laughter in the workplace boosts engagement, collaboration and productivity”. Internal communication done properly can change
a culture. Whether the subject is as mundane as personal data or as fundamental as transformational change in the business. Take for example GDPR’s requirements for ‘privacy by design’ to ensure minimal and […]

GDPR – Flamethrower or tweezers?

There is a consensus that while GDPR represents a massive challenge on a technical, planning and organisational level there will be an upside. Clearly preparation for it’s arrival represents a chance to weed out, prune and generally put a flame-thrower to superfluous or irrelevant data amassed over the decades as well as limiting and protecting […]

Cybersecurity experts forecast future threats and proactive countermeasures

CompTIA today has launched its whitepaper, Cybersecurity Landscape – 2017 and Beyond: A Report, which looks at the current and future threats, based on input from cybersecurity specialists and chiefs including global giants HP Enterprise, IBM, Protection Group International, Intrinsic and Dr. James Stanger, a renowned authority on IT security who leads CompTIA’s cybersecurity education […]