Over half of UK small to medium sized businesses uncertain of Brexit impact on GDPR

A year after the UK voted to leave the European Union, new research from Webroot, the market leader in endpoint security, network security, and threat intelligence, has revealed that UK small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) misunderstand the impact of Brexit on compliance to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Webroot found that UK SMBs were […]

Nurofen maker hit by NotPetya cyber-attack could cost up to £100m

The ‘NotPetya’ ransomware attack that took place in recently affected many major companies globally. Some of the world’s biggest companies have announced the losses of business due to the attack. Reckitt Benckiser has reported having taken an estimated £100m hit in revenue. Reckitt has several leading brand products including Nurofen, Dettol cleaning products and Durex […]

ICO launches International Strategy to help protect UK public’s personal information in a global environment

The ICO has published its first ever International Strategy to help it meet overseas data protection challenges including increased globalism, changing technology, GDPR and Brexit. The strategy aims to enhance privacy protection for the UK public, no matter where in the world potential threats and risks emanate from. It also commits the ICO to learning […]

GDPR Summit London – the foremost GDPR event

Following on from two highly successful GDPR Conference events, GDPR Conference Europe is now presenting the GDPR Summit London ahead of next year’s historic legislation change. The GDPR Summit London will take place at a state-of-the-art venue at 155 Bishopsgate in the heart of London on October 9th and promises to be yet another insightful event, aimed at […]

WannaCry virus fails to stimulate surge in cyber insurance, according to FWD broker research

The recent ‘WannaCry’ ransomware virus attack was heralded as the wake-up call for businesses concerned about their cyber security. A recent survey of 250 UK insurance broking firms, however, shows that following the attack there has surprisingly been little increase at all in the number of enquiries for Cyber insurance cover. The research, carried out […]

JD Wetherspoon purposely deletes entire mailing list

Last week 23rd June JD Wetherspoon announced that it will stop sending newsletters via email and has deleted its entire email mailing list. Chief Executive John Hutson announced it in an email to subscribers: “Many companies use email to promote themselves, but we don’t want to take this approach – which many consider intrusive,” He […]

Cyber threat to professionals at all time high

Professional firms, particularly those handling money for mortgage lenders, are increasingly at risk of high level cyber-attacks, according to leading experts in the field of law, finance and mortgage lending. Speaking at the Mortgage Tech UK conference Tuesday (27th June) Georgina Squire, Partner at solicitors Rosling King, warned professionals of the dangers that cyber-attacks impose […]