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. […]

88 percent of Java apps susceptible to widespread attacks from known security defects

Over the past 12 months, several high-profile breaches in Java applications were caused by widespread vulnerabilities in open source or commercial components.These are the findings from the 2017 State of Software Security Report, a comprehensive review of application security testing data from scans conducted by CA Veracode’s base of more than 1,400 customers. One example of […]

GDPR is Coming – Why HR Should Have a Key Role in its Success

Exactly who should be responsible for data protection within an organisation?  Should it be a matter for C-level staff only? Or the IT department? The sales and marketing department collecting customer information? Or is it time to appoint a dedicated Data Protection Officer?  The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on 25 […]