PrivSec:Report Weekly Roundup

Each week, PrivSec:Report presents the top 5 headlines from the week’s news and upcoming events in the privacy and security industry. This week the ICO showed it’s teeth by intending to hit both British Airways (BA) and the Mariott with massive fines for data breaches, and the NHS has revealed how badly hackers want to […]

PrivSec:Report Weekly Roundup

Each week, PrivSec:Report presents the top 5 headlines from the week’s news and upcoming events in the privacy and security industry. This week the man that potentially be the UK’s next Prime Minister has been reported to the ICO and cybersecurity professionals believe cybersecurity should be the responsibility of law enforcement. Can we trust Bumbling […]

Former director earned £1.4 million selling customer data

Former Managing Director of No 1 Accident Claims Limited based in Manchester has been reported to have earned over £1.4 million from selling customer data illegally. The former director, David Cullen appeared before Manchester Crown Court earlier this week (24 June), pleading guilty to 21 charges of unlawfully obtaining and selling personal data, breaching section […]

PrivSec:Report Weekly Roundup

Each week, PrivSec:Report presents the top 5 headlines from the week’s news and upcoming events in the privacy and security industry. This week a report was released revealing that consumers in the UK are valuing their security over convenience, and a lost USB drive leads to the arrest of Anonymous hacker. He dropped himself in […]

US authorities developing malware detection program

It’s been revealed that US authorities are working on a malware detection program. The software, dubbed MalSee, is said to be able to detect malware faster than current methods. Developed by the US Navy’s Center for High Assurance Computer Systems (CHACS), and researchers at Mayachitra who have also been working on the web-accessible service, released […]

Firefox to introduce random password generator

Later this year Mozilla Firefox will introduce its own password generator. The password generator, much like Google’s Password Vault will generate a unique password for the user and keep them stored on the users’ account. The new feature, which is presently being tested on the web browsers’ beta site, Firefox Nightly, is currently only available […]

UK consumers value security over convenience

A recent study has found that more UK consumers are valuing their security over convenience when making online purchases. The report shows that over half of all respondents (55%) chose security, while 43 per cent selected convenience. The research has been conducted prior to the release of the next stage of PSD2 coming into effect […]

Australia increasing use of cloud services

Adoption of cloud-based services is steadily growing in Australia with over 40 per cent of local businesses choosing cloud computing. The number of businesses has increased some 10 per cent compared to figures released for 2015-2016. Global research and advisory firm, Gartner, expects the local cloud market to grow by 20.6% to reach 5.6bn Australian […]