PrivSec200: Recognising privacy and security professionals from across Europe

The PrivSec200 sponsored by OneTrust recognises and celebrates those individuals who have made significant contributions to the privacy and security sectors. Our editorial team considered several factors in compiling this list, including; social media impact, knowledge sharing and community support. Commenting on those who will be awarded, Ian Evans, Managing Director – EMEA, OneTrust said: [...]

Interview: Behind The Great Hack, with David Carroll

Released this summer on Netflix, The Great Hack is a documentary that explores the murky data-sharing relationship between Facebook and Cambridge Analytica. To briefly recap, in 2014, the private data of up to 87 million Facebook users fell into the hands of UK-based Cambridge Analytica, a data intelligence company, or “full-service propaganda machine” if you […]

#privacy: Instagram vulnerability exposing user data is now fixed

Facebook confirmed that a security vulnerability on Instagram put users data at risk leaving them open to attacks.  Israeli hacker, @ZHacker13  discovered the flaw, and found that it would allow threat actors access to user’s account details, names and phone numbers. Essentially the security on Instagram was being bypassed.  In a report by Forbes, the […]

#privacy: New server promises to improve security and data auditing

A new server created by IBM will provide more security in data storage while making information auditable wherever it is held, reports reveal. The global IT firm’s new z15 mainframe has been engineered to support customer data privacy through hybrid multi-cloud ecosystems. The enterprise platform is the culmination of four years’ development – a journey […]

Jacky Fox looks at the human element within data breaches, exclusively at PrivSec Dublin

Coming to Dublin’s Convention Centre on 23rd and 24th September 2019, PrivSec Dublin is a content-rich conference that explores the close-knit relationship between data privacy and cyber-security. The most pressing issues on the data protection landscape will go under the microscope at PrivSec Dublin, helping the event’s attendees understand challenges and solutions within lawful data […]

#privacy: Research reveals the most popularly-searched cyber-security terms

Almost 18 months into the era of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, cyber-security has seldom been out of the media headlines. It makes sense that associated terminology, such as ‘fraud’, ‘cyber-crime’, ‘data breach’ and ‘cyber-security’ have increasingly crept into the lexis of the average consumer – a trend to which Google can testify. This […]

#privacy: A third of security pros have admitted to bypassing security checks

Research by Outpost24 found that companies are facing increasing pressure to release applications faster to meet demands.  The survey of 300 security leaders found that 34% of organisations admit to bypassing security checks to get products out to market faster, therefore putting customers at risk of attack.  Alarmingly, 64% of organisations believe that their customers […]

#privacy: British Airways accused of avoiding responsibility over data breach

Lawyers have accused British Airways (BA) of “swerving responsibility” through their efforts to cap compensation sums issued to victims of the data breach suffered by the carrier. Last year, a cyber-crime incident at BA led to the exposure of around 600,000 customers’ personal details, after online fraudsters took advantage of weaknesses in the airline’s website. […]

#privacy: Study shines light on Cybercrime-as-a-Service

Cloud security-as-a-service provider Armor has released its annual Black Market report which shows that cybercrime-as-a-service is thriving, with cybercriminals staying ahead of the game by offering a raft of new goods and services – and even after-sales support. Armor’s Threat Resistance Unit (TRU), part of the company’s Security Operations Centre (SOC), which specialises in gathering knowledge about […]