Data stolen from Social Engineered and published on rival site

User data from Social Engineered, a forum for the “Art of Human Hacking” was compromised and leaked on a rival website.  Confirmed by the owner of Social Engineered, wrote in a blog post: “Mybb had a vulnerability yet again and the site got breached along other websites using Mybb. We moved over to xenforo i […]

Retailers vulnerable to security threats by failing to grasp DevSecOps

Research from Claranet finds that the majority of retailers are jeopardising their customers’ data by not implementing security controls in the application development processes.  Retailers are putting their customers’ data at risk by failing to incorporate proper security controls in their new application development practices, according to the latest research from Claranet. While the vast […]

Egypt passes first data protection law

Finally approved by parliament, data protection regulations will be enforced to protect data and privacy for all Egyptian citizens and European Union citizens in Egypt.  The regulations have provisions and requirements related to the processing of personal data. Therefore companies dealing with personal data  are now required to follow data protection regulations. The regulations consider […]

Minnesota police officer has been awarded $585k after colleagues abused her data

Amy Krekelberg has won a lawsuit against the city of Minneapolis and two fellow police officers after discovering a database containing her data had been abused and looked up without permission. Krekelberg received a notice from Minnesota’s Department of Natural Resources whereby an employee had snooped on thousands of people in the state – to […]

Increasing cyber security with artificial intelligence

Despite improving machine connectivity and overall productivity in manufacturing, Industry 4.0 has increased the frequency and severity of cyber-attacks on businesses. Although artificial intelligence (AI) is the culprit, it can also be used to tackle the issue. Here Rob Holloway, supplier relationship manager at obsolete industrial parts provider EU Automation, explains how AI could improve […]

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 […]