California suffered the most data breaches, research reveals

California was found to have 1,493 breaches since 2008, impacting a total of nearly 5.6 billion records. In the new report, “Protected: Which states have the most data breaches” by Comparitech, analysed data on the last 10 years worth of data breaches. Following California with the most data breaches, New York comes second with 729 […]

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 – […]

Leaders of Africa’s burgeoning data protection community convene

Digital leaders of Africa’s nascent first data protection council have met to discuss personal identification, biometrics and other data privacy issues at ID4Africa 2019. Speaking to audience members comprising potential future Data Protection Officers in Africa, the speakers discussed what good governance means when dealing with national ID systems, and the role of citizens’ biometrics […]

Database with Vascepa prescriptions of 78,000 patients left open

Discovered by the security team at vpnMentor, a MongoDB database containing information of over 78,000 patients who were prescribed Vascepa, was found exposed.  A MongoDB containing information on 391,649 prescriptions was found on a database with no password. The information on the database included full names, addresses, cell phone numbers and email addresses, prescribing doctor, […]

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 […]

Report reveals concerns over visibility and access to trusted data

In Panaseer’s first Security Leader’s Peer Report, a survey of 200 enterprise security leaders was conducted. The report revealed that 89% of security leaders are struggling with insight into trusted data and visibility, with 31% raising concerns that a lack of visibility will impact their ability to adhere to regulations. The report identified that 16.5% […]

NTT Security launches Women in Cybersecurity Awards in Europe

New awards to recognise and inspire talented women in the industry  NTT Security, the specialised security company and centre of excellence in security for NTT Group, has launched its inaugural Women in Cybersecurity Awards as part of an initiative to recognise and inspire talented female professionals and newcomers in the cybersecurity industry. The new awards, […]