#privacy: Research reveals the unlikely targets of business network hacks

Research by Probrand found that 43% of UK businesses have suffered a data breach in the past year. The survey of 1,075 UK workers in full or part-time employment, found that 72% of companies who suffered a data breach in the past year found that network infiltration had came from an unsecured wireless device, such […]

BigID raises $50 million Series C Funding 

Big ID has announced that it has raised $50 million in Series C funding to help enterprises comply with global privacy regulation and meet their data protection needs.  Bessemer Venture Partners led the round with help from SAP.io Fund, Comcast Ventures, Boldstart Ventures, Scale Venture Partners and ClearSky, as well as new investor Salesforce Ventures.  […]

Exclusive Webinar by McAfee: Cloud: The 360 Degree Shared Responsibility Model

Data Protection World Forum and McAfee present an exclusive webinar focused on heightening cloud security. Nigel Hawthorn, EMEA & Privacy Spokesperson of McAfee, will provide expert insight and detail the benefits of utilizing the 360-Degree Shared Responsibility Model in cloud security. Still floating in the clouds? The webinar will focus on what cloud security means […]

#privacy: US chocolate retailer divulges data breach

US-based Russell Stover Chocolates has announced that customers’ payment card data may have been compromised in a data breach that hit the confectioner recently. While no evidence exists to suggest that online payments have been adversely affected by the intrusion, the firm, which has its headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri, has said that an unauthorised […]

#privacy: New threat group targeting oil and gas companies in Middle East

The threat group dubbed LYCEUM has been observed targeting critical infrastructure entities such as oil, gas and telecommunications.  Researchers from SecureWorks’ Counter Threat Unit (CTU) found that LYCEUM has been active as early as April 2018. During 2018, the group had solely focused in South African targets, however, in May 2019, the group launched a campaign […]

#privacy: Phishing scam on Instagram uses 2FA as a lure

Security researchers at Sophos, have spotted a phishing scam targeting Instagram users by using a faux two-factor authentication request.  Cybercriminals are distributing phishing emails alerting users that someone had tried to login into their Instagram account. The user is instructed to enter a six-digit code on a link to prove their identity.  Of course the warning email, […]

#privacy: Visa announces new feature to prevent payment fraud

New payment security services will be added by Visa to prevent and disrupt payment fraud.  The new innovative security capabilities will break new ground in cybersecurity and fraud prevention, by detecting and disrupting fraud threats targeting financial institutions and merchants.  The new capabilities will be available to Visa clients at no extra cost or sign-up.  […]

Cloud computing and IoT perceived to pose greatest cybersecurity risk

A new report from EY have found that over two thirds of British companies feel that cybersecurity concerns prevent them from adopting new technology.  The survey of 175 C-suite executives at UK-based organisations, identified that cybersecurity fears are “thwarting” adoption in vital areas such as blockchain, artificial intelligence, cloud computing and IoT.  It was also […]