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, […]

One single data breach hit over 10 million Australians

Just one data breach impacted over 10m Australians, the country’s data commissioner has revealed. In its recently published, Notifiable Data Breaches Quarterly Statistics Report, the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) said that it received 215 data breach notifications between January 1st and March 31st 2019. Almost all (189) of these security-related incidents hit […]

Human error remains the main cause of data breaches

The Shred-it’s Ninth Annual Data Protection Report identifies the insights, opinions and practices of data protection among Small Business Owners (SBOs), C-Suite Executives and the public. It was revealed that a majority of data breaches are a direct result of human error, with the number of C-Suites citing external human error or accidental loss as […]

Medical debt collector files for bankruptcy following data breach

The American Medical Collection Agency (AMCA) has filed for bankruptcy after a data breach compromised the data of millions of patients. The bankruptcy follows after the AMCA was hacked last year, affecting millions of patients from Quest Diagnostics, LabCorp, BioReference, CareCentrix Inc. and Conduent Inc. As a result multiple class-action lawsuits had been filed against […]

DHS data breach hits 645,000 Oregon citizens in the US

The personal data of over 645,000 clients at the Department of Human Services (DHS), Oregon were exposed in a data breach that took place in January 2019, the department disclosed yesterday. The data breach was initially reported to authorities in March, when it was estimated that the number of individuals impacted by the breach exceeded […]

HIV data breach at NHS Highland reported to independent regulator

A data breach at NHS Highland in Scotland, which compromised the privacy of people with HIV, is being explored by an independent watchdog established to protect data rights.   The data breach exposed the names and email addresses of 37 individuals on a database held and maintained by NHS Highland, which has now apologised for […]