Over 50% of organisations believe attackers can infiltrate their networks

In the CyberArk Global Advanced Threat Landscape 2019 Report, only half of organisations believe they can stop cyber attacks. The report surveyed 1,000 global organisations and identified that although organisations view privileged access security as a core component of an effective cybersecurity program, this view has not yet translated into action.  This is evidenced by […]

Lancaster University hit by cyber attack

A “sophisticated and malicious” phishing attack has led to Lancaster university student’s personal data being stolen.  The university announced in a statement that undergraduate student applicant data for 2019 and 2020 entry had been accessed, this included their names, address, telephone numbers and email address. The statement wrote: “We are aware that fraudulent invoices are […]

Kazakhstan’s new online safety tool raises privacy concerns

The Kazakhstan government has started instructing Internet service providers (ISPs) to force users to install a new security certificate.  The government-issued certificate will allow government agencies to decrypt users’ HTTPS internet traffic, examine its content and then re-encrypt it with their certificate before being sent to its destination.  Since Wednesday 17, 2019, Kazakh internet users […]

Almost a third of EU firms still not GDPR compliant

A new report by accounting company RSM announced that almost one in three European businesses are not compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation.  RSM conducted a survey with the European Business Awards and spoke to over 300 companies. It was noted that medium-sized businesses are “struggling to understand and implement” GDPR.  Since its implementation […]

Equifax close to paying around $700 million to settle data breach lawsuits

The credit reporting agency is nearing a deal to settle state and federal investigations into the 2017 data breach.  The Equifax data breach compromised the personal information of over 145 million US citizens. Names, Social Security numbers, phone numbers and many more personal details were among the data that had been exposed. According to The […]