Data breach investigation into Highland Council concludes

Staff at Highland Council are being taken through new security protocols following a major data breach. The data breach occurred when eight pages of social work documentation were thrown out among general waste and left outside Highland Council HQ in Inverness. Some of the discarded information covered details on nearly 30 children. One element of […]

China hit by crypto-jacking campaign

On Wednesday, Trend Micro’s Smart Protection Network revealed a recent wave of crypto-jacking attacks against China. The crypto-jacking campaign dubbed “PCASTLE” that was first observed on May 17th remains on-going. The majority of the campaign (92%) is targeting China, though it has been noted that no specific industry is being targeted due to the nature […]

NSA issues cyber-attack caution to Microsoft Windows users

Users of Microsoft Windows have been advised to keep their systems updated by the US National Security Agency (NSA), for fear of falling prey to cyber-attack. More dated iterations of Microsoft Windows programmes may be at greater risk of cyber-attack, officials and executives at Microsoft have explained in an advisory which reveals a vulnerability known […]

Data privacy in healthcare could be strengthened says AMA

The American Medical Association (AMA) has urged the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to build more data privacy into its upgraded health IT rules. Previously known as the Health Care Financing Administration, the CMS is a federal agency within the US Department of Health and Human Services that administers the Medicare programme. Reacting to […]

27% of organisations worldwide have been breached as a result of an unpatched vulnerability

Tripwire’s 2019 Vulnerability Management Survey questioned 340 info-security professionals about vulnerability management trends. The survey revealed that 27% of organisations worldwide have suffered a data breach due to an unpatched vulnerability. Additionally within Europe, 34% of respondents reported a breach due to the same cause. When questioned how long it took to detect new hardware […]

#EDPS: How the UK DPA impacts your GDPR programme

Speaking at the European Data Protection Summit, Ian Evans, managing director of OneTrust focuses on the 2018 Data Protection Act and GDPR,  what the legislation means and, most importantly, what has changed. Evans said: “Privacy in an ever-changing world means that we’re looking at the DPA 2018 for the UK in line with GDPR across […]

Facebook US-EU data transfer appeal dismissed in Supreme Court

A Facebook appeal designed to stop a referral to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) regarding the validity of data transfer channels between Europe and the US has been dismissed in the Supreme Court, reports reveal. The High Court passed the case to the European Court in October 2018, saying that Irish Data Protection Commissioner’s […]

European Data Protection Summit welcomes Abigail Dubiniecki

Abigail Dubiniecki is to speak at European Data Protection Summit, coming to central London this June.  The one-day event arrives one year on from the implementation of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to give business leaders increased guidance on their journeys to legislative compliance. Following 12 months of high-profile data breaches, the privacy […]