10 things we learnt from PrivSec Global

All the talking points and takeaways from this week’s global live stream experience. This week, many of the world’s leading privacy, data protection and cyber security professionals turned on and tuned in to our PrivSec Global virtual event The event, organised by PrivSec Report publisher GRC World Forums, featured four whole days of keynote sessions, […]

Secure foundations: an interview with cyber security specialist Zoë Rose

PrivSec Global speaker Zoë Rose talks us through her journey into cyber security and her thoughts on common enterprise mistakes. With the UK government’s current focus on retraining and attracting people from less “typical” backgrounds to fill the cyber skills gap, they might be intrigued to hear that, over in Dublin, botany’s loss has been […]

Protecting data security during digital transformation

As organisations embrace the distributed workforce and become “Everywhere Enterprises”, digital transformation needs to go hand in hand with data security, says Brian Foster. There is no doubt that the pandemic has accelerated digital transformation, which shows no sign of slowing down. Businesses had to close physical facilities nearly overnight and pivot to online, virtual, […]

Manchester United network suffers “sophisticated” internal cyber attack

On Friday, Manchester United announced that a “sophisticated operation by organised cyber criminals” had occurred. An investigation is underway, but the club said they did not believe that any personal data belonging to employees or customers had been accessed. Impacted systems were immediately shut down to contain the attack. Most of the club’s digital operations […]

Preparing for quantum computing and future cyber threat challenges

Futurist Edgar Perez talks to PrivSec Report about quantum computing, AI and the perennial threat of cybercrime. Early sociologist Max Weber once said that the modern world is persistent in its pursuit of advancement and innovation, and the future-oriented sensibility of science would go on ‘ad infinitum.’ According to his writing, humans are innately oriented […]

Trump fires CISA Director over statement on US election security

The Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) was fired by Donald Trump yesterday because he authorised a statement saying that the election was “the most secure in American history.” President Trump announced the sacking in two tweets. He said: “The recent statement by Chris Krebs on the security of the 2020 Election […]

Securing APIs: Best practices for keeping your data and infrastructure safe

With the attack surface for APIs continually increasing, Debbie Walkowski outlines the potential risks and best practices for keeping APIs secure. APIs (application programming interfaces) provide a way for app developers to “call” information from outside sources into the applications they build. This is important for app developers, as it simplifies the coding process and grants access […]