Stereotypical hacker image is damaging the UK cyber security industry

Britain is struggling to recruit the best talent in cyber security because of the negative stereotypes surrounding computer hackers, industry experts say. The message comes within a wider warning that the UK’s cyber defences may be suffering because students are put off the profession by the image of the sun-starved, socially inept computer nerd, City […]

Care workers’ data protection to strengthen through online security toolkit

Healthcare workers in England will have to successfully complete the entry level stage of the online Data Security and Protection Toolkit (DSPT) before they can have access to NHSMail, reports reveal. A web-based self-assessment platform that teaches data security practice, the DPST is one more measure being taken by organisations as they bid to galvanise […]

Mumsnet reports data breach to the ICO

Mumsnet has turned itself into the Information Commissioner’s Office regarding a data breach that led to users accidentally accessing strangers’ accounts on the platform. The glitch, which has been traced back to an inadequate software upgrade, resulted in a three-day period in which users accounts could be switched if two users tried to log onto […]