Apple Card set to launch in August

The highly anticipated Apple Card will launch in the US as early as August, report says.  In a report by Bloomberg, the Apple and Goldman Sachs credit card is just weeks away from its launch.  iPhone users will be able to sign up for the card via the Wallet app, which as part of the […]

EU Commission: GDPR shows results, back work needs to continue

The European Commission has published a report looking at the impact of EU data protection rules and how implementation can be improved.  The report concluded that most Member states have set up the necessary legal framework and the new system of strengthening the enforcement of data protection rules is falling into place.  Věra Jourová, Commissioner […]

Report reveals growing concerns about insider threats

IT professionals are more confident about their email security systems today than they were a year ago. In the “Special Report: 2019 Email Security Trends” by Barracuda, 660 IT professionals from all levels were surveyed about their experiences and attitudes about the current state of email security.  It was identified that phishing and ransomware were […]

Bill passed to stop robocalls

The House of Representatives passed the Stopping Bad Robocalls Act on Wednesday by a vote of 429 to 3.  The bill would require the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to update its definition of robocalls, ensuring that organisations gain consent from customers before using robocalls to contact them.  Additionally, the bill would require all carriers to […]

Passwords still a security problem, research reveals

According to the Under the Hoodie 2019 report, password management continues to challenge the most sophisticated IT security organisations.  Following a nine-month penetration testing study by Rapid7, it was found that 72% of engagements resulted in at least one compromised password, of which 60% were easily guessed passwords.  The report identified that password cracking had […]