Risk & response: Defending financial institutions

Managing and mitigating cyber risks can not only draw government scrutiny, but consumer scrutiny as well. Longstanding brand reputations are often anchored to institutions’ ability to protect their most sensitive data. Compared to other industries, financial services is consistently a top target for cyberattacks. With financial motives reigning supreme, it’s unsurprising that financial organisations faced […]

Seven out of ten organisations fail cyber security readiness test

A study of more than 4,000 organisations across five countries, commissioned by specialist insurer Hiscox, reveals major shortcomings in cyber security readiness at nearly three-quarters (73%) of firms. The Hiscox Cyber Readiness Report 2018 surveyed a representative sample of private and public sector organisations in the UK, US, Germany, Spain and the Netherlands. It assessed […]

Data Security and GDPR

The General Data Protectionism Regulation coming into force on May 25th this year has important implications for data security. You can break down the relevance of GDPR to data security: • Firstly, by defining what we mean by personal data and a data breach. GDPR also defines the types on individuals who would be authorised […]

Seven ransomware predictions for 2018

It might surprise you to know that most ransomware victims choose to pay a ransom to have their data restored. As long as victims continue to pay up, ransomware will continue to be a go-to strategy for cybercriminals. Furthermore, Forrester Research predicts that cybercriminals will increasingly use ransomware in 2018 to monetise attacks, as end-to-end […]

Cybersecurity survey reveals significant GDPR readiness gap

A recent independent survey found that there are still GDPR readiness shortcomings, with more than half (57%) of cybersecurity professionals concerned about compliance with the standard. The survey by Varonis Systems, Inc. explored readiness and attitudes toward the upcoming EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) implementation deadline polled 500 cybersecurity professionals in the UK, Germany, France and U.S. […]

Collect and manage visual data? Follow these six steps for compliance

Data protection is a fundamental concern to all businesses that hold personal information – even more so with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Both requirements and penalties will become significantly more onerous when it comes into effect and many organisations are preparing now to put their GDPR compliant policies and processes in place promptly. […]