What to look for in a Qualified Security Assessor

With everyday awareness of security issues at an all-time high, businesses need to be doing all they can to ensure peace of mind when it comes to customers transactions using their credit or debit cards. To provide that peace of mind, a great Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) should be in place to provide feedback to […]

The GDPR world one year on: the next step

In the years, months and weeks before its introduction, businesses scrambled to meet GDPR legislation. Well before the GDPR, concerns over data processing practices and protections dominated headlines. The regulation, enforced on 25th May 2018, was a necessary evolution to give citizens more control over what organisations can and can’t do with their data. Privacy […]

Engage urges companies to review their processes

Following the reporting of 206,000 GDPR cases, Engage Technology Partners has urged employees to review their contractor, employee compliance, and management processes. Data provided by the European Data Protection Board reveals that out of the hundreds of thousands of cases reported, 95,000 were complaints and 65,000 were data security breach notifications. It was also discovered […]

ICO fines EE Limited £100,000

The telecoms company has been fined £100,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for sending direct marketing messagers to its customers, without consent. The company had sent over 2.5 million direct marketing messages in early 2018, encouraging customers to access and manage the “My EE” app and upgrade their phone. If customers had not engaged […]

BigID Webinar: PI Discovery and Privacy Automation for GDPR and CCPA

Register here today Next up in the Data Protection World Forum webinar series, BigID presents “PI Discovery and Privacy Automation for GDPR and CCPA.  Going live on Thursday June 27th, this exclusive webinar brings Bank of England GDPR Advisor, Steve Wright together with BigID Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer, Nimrod Vax, to debate new data […]

The importance of consent and privacy when deploying voice biometrics

By John Petersen, SVP Asia Pacific at ValidSoft In a recent discussion with an acquaintance the following question was posed; would it bother you if a biometric template of yourself, any biometric at all, was stored by a third-party, be that a bank, healthcare provider, government agency or any other responsible entity? Interestingly, the answer […]

Data breaches have reduced Facebook usage, research says

We’re liking and sharing less than we used to on the famous social network, with both actions down by almost 20%, new data has found. While engagement seems to have dropped off over the last 12 months, the number of Facebook accounts being created continues to rise. Facebook also says that other metrics suggest the […]

Hacking WhatsApp – has a line been crossed?

By Vince Warrington, Founder, Protective Intelligence No doubt, you’ll have seen the news about WhatsApp users being targeted by a sophisticated hack a couple of weeks ago. What you may not be aware of is that it’s a result of the commercialisation of cyber weapons that private companies are developing and selling to governments – […]

Women are under-represented in cyber, UK government says

The Cabinet Office has said that women remain under represented in the cyber security sphere. The official stance comes despite a nationwide drive to get more young women interested and involved in cyber and digital sectors. Minister for the Cabinet Office, David Lidington told the Women in Security Network conference recently that more needs to […]