Data locality is a compliance control, not a security control (sponsored)

Data locality is increasingly seen as important, but is there confusion as to why it matters? Microsoft’s Mark Anderson explains what he believes to be the real reason for its importance How important to you is that your data storage and its computation are kept close together? Intuitively you might think that long, cross-border distances […]

10 things we learnt from PrivSec Global

All the talking points and takeaways from this week’s global live stream experience. This week, many of the world’s leading privacy, data protection and cyber security professionals turned on and tuned in to our PrivSec Global virtual event The event, organised by PrivSec Report publisher GRC World Forums, featured four whole days of keynote sessions, […]

Secure foundations: an interview with cyber security specialist Zoë Rose

PrivSec Global speaker Zoë Rose talks us through her journey into cyber security and her thoughts on common enterprise mistakes. With the UK government’s current focus on retraining and attracting people from less “typical” backgrounds to fill the cyber skills gap, they might be intrigued to hear that, over in Dublin, botany’s loss has been […]

Protecting data security during digital transformation

As organisations embrace the distributed workforce and become “Everywhere Enterprises”, digital transformation needs to go hand in hand with data security, says Brian Foster. There is no doubt that the pandemic has accelerated digital transformation, which shows no sign of slowing down. Businesses had to close physical facilities nearly overnight and pivot to online, virtual, […]

Trump fires CISA Director over statement on US election security

The Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) was fired by Donald Trump yesterday because he authorised a statement saying that the election was “the most secure in American history.” President Trump announced the sacking in two tweets. He said: “The recent statement by Chris Krebs on the security of the 2020 Election […]

Business Focus: the latest PrivSec fundraising deals

A roundup of the latest fundraising deals and business news from the privacy, data protection and security sectors. 9th November: ReSec Technologies, an Israeli start-up focusing on malware threat prevention and cyber security, announced it has raised $4 million in funding for a series A round. It’s led by QBN Capital with participation from HDI […]

Securing APIs: Best practices for keeping your data and infrastructure safe

With the attack surface for APIs continually increasing, Debbie Walkowski outlines the potential risks and best practices for keeping APIs secure. APIs (application programming interfaces) provide a way for app developers to “call” information from outside sources into the applications they build. This is important for app developers, as it simplifies the coding process and grants access […]

Non-linearity, neurodiversity and the skills gap: a Q&A with UK Cyber Security Association founder Lisa Ventura

PrivSec: Can you tell me a bit about your background, and how you came to be working in the cyber security field? Lisa Ventura (LV): I had a very non-linear journey into cyber security, as I spent many years working in the entertainment industry with the host of Who Wants to be a Millionaire in […]