27% of organisations worldwide have been breached as a result of an unpatched vulnerability

Tripwire’s 2019 Vulnerability Management Survey questioned 340 info-security professionals about vulnerability management trends. The survey revealed that 27% of organisations worldwide have suffered a data breach due to an unpatched vulnerability. Additionally within Europe, 34% of respondents reported a breach due to the same cause. When questioned how long it took to detect new hardware […]

New York privacy bills is a step up from CCPA

The state of New York is looking at introducing privacy legislation that aims to offer more protection than California’s Consumer Privacy law.  The New York Privacy Act would grant state citizens more control over their personal data and would oblige companies to prioritise customer privacy ahead of profiteering. The bill, which was introduced last month […]

The University of Chicago Medicine exposes the personal info of over 1.5m donors

An Elasticsearch database containing the personal information of potential and existing donors, was found open and unprotected on the Internet. The exposed database was discovered by Security Discovery researcher Bob Diachenko on May 28. When investigating the exposed data, Diachenko identified that the 34GB-sized ElasticSearch cluster named ‘data-ucmbsd2’ contained 1,679,993 records. The records contained personally […]

(ISC)2 reveals findings of its study into workplace and hiring diversity in IT/ICT and cybersecurity roles

(ISC)2 commissioned an independent blind study of employees in 1,000 organisations in the UK and 250 in Netherlands, to gather insight on those responsible for hiring IT roles. It was identified that according to 32% of respondents, companies have been “ramping up” their diversity initiatives for talent acquisition and retention, whilst 29% of respondents added […]

#EDPS: How the UK DPA impacts your GDPR programme

Speaking at the European Data Protection Summit, Ian Evans, managing director of OneTrust focuses on the 2018 Data Protection Act and GDPR,  what the legislation means and, most importantly, what has changed. Evans said: “Privacy in an ever-changing world means that we’re looking at the DPA 2018 for the UK in line with GDPR across […]

Multiple data breach investigations for Telford & Wrekin Council

Over the past 12 months, Telford & Wrekin Council has been investigated three times for data breach incidents by the data ombudsman. The council came clean to the regulator twice last year due to data breach incidents that related to ‘human error’, according to audit and governance team leader, Rob Montgomery. In both cases, the […]