Two-thirds of enterprise suppliers are questioned about their cyber security training

Research by CybSafe found that increasing cyber security requirements are being imposed on businesses supplying enterprise customers. In its latest Secure the Supply Chain survey, 250 IT decision-makers at small-and-medium-sized suppliers enterprise were questioned about security requirements placed on their businesses.  It was found that 60% of businesses had to report on their cyber security […]

Financial services affected by mobile threats, research reveals

In the “Mobile Security in the Financial Services” report by Wandera, it was identified that financial service firms are a greater target for phishing attacks.  The report analysed six months of security data from 225 financial services customers that collectively have 50,000 devices under management.  Over the six months, 57% of financial service firms were […]

Zoom vulnerability could let hackers access Mac cameras

A vulnerability in Zoom’s video-conferencing software can allow any malicious website to enable a Mac camera without permission.  Security researcher Jonathan Leitschuh revealed the vulnerability could “forcibly join a user to a Zoom call with their video camera activated” without the user’s permission.  Leitschuh added that the vulnerability would have allowed any webpage to conduct […]

An enterprise-wide view of risk management

The third instalment in the PrivSec Podcast Series sees Nick James, CEO and Founder of Data Protection World Forum discuss risk management with Rowenna Fielding, Data Privacy Lead at Protecture.  Beyond being a fundamental pillar of organisational compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), sound risk management strategy will shed light on business problems […]

ICO intends to fine Marriott International, Inc more than £99m for data breach

Marriott International has received a notification from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) of the regulator’s intention to fine the hotel chain £99,200,396. In November 2018, Marriott disclosed that their Starwood reservation database had been compromised between 2014 and 2018. The breach resulted in approximately 339 million guest records globally being exposed, of which around 30 […]

Data breach at the Maryland Department of Labor

The Maryland Department of Labor announced on Friday that unauthorised activity had been identified in two of its database systems. The two databases impacted were the Literacy Works Information System (LWIS) and a legacy unemployment insurance service database. As a result the department has started notifying approximately 78,000 people regarding the breach.  Impacted files stored […]

Record GDPR fine provides stark data and payment protection warning to business owners

PCI Pal’s CEO James Barham is encouraging businesses to step-up data protection processes and utilising descoping payment security technologies. Following reports confirming that British Airways had received notification from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) of its intention to issue BA with a fine of £183 million, CEO of PCI Pal, James Barham has stressed the […]