Action Fraud concerned about the increase in businesses falling victim to “PBX Dial through fraud”

Action Fraud is continuing to receive reports of businesses falling victim to “PBX Dial through fraud” and is encouraging people to understand more about what PBX fraud is and how businesses can protect themselves and their customer’s personal data. So, what is PBX fraud? Private Branch Exchanges (PBX) are telephone systems used by businesses to […]

April GDPR Conference Europe has sold out – tickets are on sale for the new date in June

GDPR.Report is supporting the GDPR Conference Europe, which aims to help companies gain all the information they need to prepare for the General Data Protection Regulation coming into force in May 2018. Speakers include leading experts from organisations such as the ICO, Crown Records Management and Fox Williams LLP. Preparing for the GDPR is essential for […]

Experian survey reveals that companies continue to struggle with customer expectations and increased scrutiny

A new global business survey, commissioned by Experian, has found that many companies are still struggling to keep pace with customer expectations and increased scrutiny. Data has transformed the way the world conducts business, but the findings revealed that 48% of businesses aren’t ready for the new GDPR legislation coming into force next May. 64% […]

Eleven charities are fined for misusing millions of past donors information

Eleven charities including, include Oxfam, Cancer Research UK, The Royal British Legion and Battersea Dogs’ and Cats’ Home have been fined for the misuse of millions of past donors. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) said offences included secretly piecing together data from various sources and trading personal details to target new and lapsed donors. This […]

Universities across the UK are to become centre of excellence for cyber security research

Universities across the UK have become government-approved Centre of Excellence for Cyber Security Research in the UK. Chosen from more than 20 applicants from across the UK, the 14 selected universities include The University of Edinburgh, University of Bristol and Imperial College London. As announced in the Government’s National Cyber Security Strategy last year, Academic Centres of Excellence will […]

Making sense of big data to improve the nation’s defence, security and prosperity

The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) has today announced the launch of the Data Science Challenge. The challenge is designed to bring the brightest minds in data science together to solve real-world problems. The first challenges – detecting and classifying vehicles from aerial imagery and the classification of documents by themes– are now open […]

Intelligence experts warn UK airports and nuclear power stations to increase security measures due terrorist cyber threat

Intelligence experts have warned Britain’s airports and nuclear power stations to increase their defence measures. This is due to a warning that terrorists may have developed ways to plant explosives in laptops and mobile devices, which bypass airport security screening methods. Intelligence agencies fear that that Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) and […]