#Privacy: Threat intelligence – using data against cyber-attacks

Small businesses in the UK are facing 10,000 cyberattacks every day, with the annual cost of the attacks estimated at £4.5 billion, and the average cost of an individual attack around £1,300. Perhaps surprisingly, despite these figures, cybercrime protection is often a secondary business priority. One data-driven security tool in particular, threat intelligence is under-rated […]

#Privacy: Research finds firms don’t feel ready for cyber-attacks and data breaches

A new study conducted by intelligence-led security company, FireEye, surveyed over 800 CISOs and other senior executives across North America, Europe, and Asia to uncover attitudes towards some of cyber security’s most prevalent topics. The global snapshot provided by the study offers context that can aid critical planning discussions with key stakeholders. “Our new FireEye Cyber […]

#Privacy: US healthcare data breaches to cost $4bn by year’s end

US hospital systems’ expenditure on protections as part of IT budgets increased 6% year-to-year but physician organization cybersecurity spend has decreased since 2018, and 92% lack full-time security staff, reports reveal. Black Book Market Research LLC surveyed over 2,876 security professionals from 733 provider organizations to identify gaps, vulnerabilities and deficiencies that persist in keeping […]

#Privacy: Study reveals 2019’s darkest cyber-threats

Webroot has released its third annual Nastiest Malware list, shedding light on 2019’s worst cybersecurity threats. From ransomware strains and crypto-mining campaigns that delivered the most attack payloads to phishing attacks that wreaked the most havoc, it’s clear that cyber threats across the board are becoming more advanced and difficult to detect. Consumers and businesses alike […]

#Privacy: Apps listen in on owners of Amazon Echo and Google Home

Users of Amazon Echo and Google Home speakers are having their privacy compromised by apps approved by the smart speakers’ tech manufacturers. The revelations come after German company, Security Research Labs (SRL) created eight “smart spies” which were packaged as providers of horoscopes and random number generators. Once the apps had been given the green […]

#Privacy: New Data Protection Bill to arrive before parliament soon, says India minister

Ravi Shankar Prasad, the Indian government’s Union Communications, Electronics and Information Technology Minister, has said that a new Data Protection Bill will soon be ready for the Indian parliament. The Personal Data Protection Bill 2018 is built upon recommendations made by the government-constituted higher panel headed by the country’s former Supreme Court judge, Justice BN […]

#Privacy: Guidance appears on CCPA compliance in the US

Leading warranty marketing, analytics and programme management firm, After, Inc. has cited the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), which comes into being on the 1st January 2020, as a regulation that businesses need to take seriously. The CCPA, passed on June 28, 2019, provides California residents with the rights to: know what personal information is […]

#PrivSecDUB: Information Security in support of Privacy

The coffee-break bell has tinkled, signalling to delegates and VIPs to retake their seats for mid-morning presentations on data privacy and cyber security at PrivSec Dublin. In the Cyber and Business Continuity theatre, Greg van der Gaast, Head of Information Security, University of Salford presents on accountable information security. The CISO underlines how Information Security […]

#privacy: UN entities “not subject to the GDPR” UNICEF media chief explains after data breach

 UNICEF, the United Nations children’s agency has said it may have caused a data breach to reveal the private information of thousands of online learners through the Agora platform. The Agora website gives UNICEF staff and public members the chance to go through free training courses that teach on children’s rights, humanitarian action, research and […]