In the wake of the Yahoo attack late last year, where the theft of more than 500 million user account from 2014 was discovered, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has decided to waive her 2016 bonus after an investigation into the attack by the board.
A poll out today from ICSA: The Governance Institute and recruitment specialist The Core Partnership finds that almost 60% of organisations polled have faced increased exposure to cyber risk in the past 12 months, with 77% of boards now regarding it as a board issue. ‘Cyber crime is one of the fastest growing crimes in […]
A majority of businesses believe they are one step ahead of fraudsters, with a mere 13 per cent feeling they are lagging behind them, reveals new research. Despite over half (56%) of UK organisations being affected by fraud, confidence levels in fraud prevention techniques is remarkably high, reveals research from Callcredit Information Group. The Fraud […]
British businesses could be put at increased risk of cyber attack by the UK’s severe shortage of cyber security expertise, according to data released by the world’s biggest job site Indeed. In a global study of employer demand for cyber security expertise and the numbers of people searching for such roles, Britain’s cyber security skills […]
Yahoo has fallen victim to another security breach, it just highlights the relevance of the new GDPR regulation coming into force, says a leading security researcher. Yahoo! has just announced that it fell victim to yet another security breach, with personal details stolen from approximately one billion user accounts. There have been a number of […]
In a survey of 100 UK CEOs, KPMG found that nearly 60% believe their ability to do business will be hindered once Brexit takes place if UK privacy rules are not aligned to the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The GDPR has been at the forefront of minds of many CEOs since the European […]
On 5 October 2016, Talk Talk was issued with a £400,000 fine – the highest fine yet from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) – for breach of its security obligations under the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA). Between 15 and 21 October 2015 a hacker took advantage of technical weaknesses in Talk Talk’s systems and […]
Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced a new National Cyber Security Strategy to boost Britain’s defences against increasing cyber threats. The strategy plans to make the UK one of the safest places in the world to do business and includes plans to spend an extra £1.9 billion to prevent damaging cyber-attacks. The investment is almost double […]