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    UK universities targeted by hackers


    It was found that UK universities were finding it difficult to keep their research data safe, with hackers targeting scientific (54%), medical (50%), economic (37%) and defence (33%) research. A quarter of the universities studies reported daily cyber attacks, thus presenting an increasing risk in national security with 93% of ...

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    67% of organisations have seen an increase in impersonation phishing attacks


    In its State of Email Security Report 2019, Mimecast found that companies impacted by an email-based impersonation attack suffered losses in data, customers, jobs and reputation. A total of 61% of respondents believe that it is likely or inevitable their organisation will suffer a negative business impact from an e-mail-borne ...

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    Helen Dixon re-appointed as Commissioner for Data Protection


    Helen Dixon will serve another five-year term, following being re-appointed as Ireland’s data protection commissioner. Initially appointed to the role in September 2014, Ms Dixon has overseen the enactment of the EU General Data Protection Regulation, which has led to a significant increase in complaints. As a result Ms Dixon ...

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    IoT cyber attacks cost the UK economy £1 billion


    New research from Irdeto revealed that Internet of Things (IoT) attacks cost UK businesses an average of £244,000 last year. The Dutch Security vendor conducted research on IT security decision-makers at UK organisations in sectors including health, transport and manufacturing. It was revealed IoT devices cost the UK economy over ...

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    GDPR boosting workers’ confidence in data security, study finds


    As the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation reaches its first anniversary, a new study reveals the new data laws’ positive impact on the way employees feel about data security in the workplace. The survey, conducted by ADP Research Institute, found that over half of the respondents (53%) said that their ...

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    GDPR anniversary to be marked with big fines, says law firm Collyer Bristow


    The first anniversary of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on 25th May is likely to marked with big fines, says data and privacy law firm Collyer Bristow. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has to date announced just 127 enforcement notices despite there being an estimated 10,000 data breaches in ...

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    Less than 27% of European enterprises use encryption with digital transformation technologies


    The report reveals that encryption still remains a challenge for companies. According to the Thales’ 2019 Data Threat Report, despite the importance of protecting sensitive data, 27% or fewer of the European respondents state they use encryption for securing emails, and data at rest on PCs. European respondents ranked higher ...

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    Companies’ data breach alerts are confusing, study finds


    New research suggests that companies that have suffered a cyber attack are sending out unclear information in their data breach notifications. Customers are left confused about whether or not their private information is at risk, as a result. Conducting similar surveys, scientists have previously discovered that customers seldom take action ...

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    Slack flaw that could have let hackers intercept downloads, has been patched


    Slack users have been advised to upgrade their applications following a vulnerability. Slack, the work collaboration app has issued a security update following a vulnerability in its systems that could allow attackers to modify the location where downloaded files are stored. Tenable researcher, David Wells discovered a download hijack vulnerability ...

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    An estimated half a million organisations have registered DPOs across Europe, study reveals


    New IAPP research reveals that an estimated 500,000 organisations have registered DPOs across Europe. In 2017, IAPP estimated that the implementation of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) would need at least 75,000 data protection officers (DPOs) worldwide. However a new study by the IAPP found the initial estimate ...

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    Stock value of companies drop 7.5% after data breaches


    A report revealed that a decrease in stock value was identified after companies suffered a data breach. The report, Kings of the Monster Breaches, conducted by Bitglass, analysed the top breaches from the past three years including the Marriott breach of 2018, Equifax breach of 2017, and Yahoo! breach of ...

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    “The threat from cyber crime to the UK is continuing to evolve,” NCA says


    Report reveals that the threat from cybercrime is increasing significantly and additional funding is needed. It was revealed in the National Crime Agency’s (NCA) National strategic assessment of serious organised crime 2019 report, that an extra £2.7bn investment is needed to tackle serious organised crime over the next three years. ...

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    HMRC handed an enforcement notice following GDPR violation


    Following an investigation, HM Revenue and Customers (HMRC) has been hit with an enforcement notice after contravening the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Following a complaint from the privacy watchdog, Big Brother Watch, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) conducted an investigation into HMRC for failing to gain explicit consent from ...

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    Photo storage app caught using user images for AI training


    Photo storage app, Ever, has been found secretly using customers’ private snaps to train a commercial recognition system. What started as a cloud storage app in 2013, Ever the photo storage app, swiftly converted its business to become a facial recognition software venture in 2017. However the app failed to ...

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    Scotland launches cyber security course for young people


    The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has launched a course in Scotland that will make state-of-the-art cyber security courses available free of charge to the nation’s young people. Hosted by the UK’s largest STEM education charity, The Smallpiece Trust, the three CyberFirst student courses will give 14-17-year-olds the chance to ...

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    Cyber criminals are increasingly targeting C-Suite executives


    C-level executives are 9 times more likely to be the target of data breaches. The 2019 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) revealed that C-level executives are now the major targets for social engineering attacks. The findings show that senior executives are 12 times more likely to be the target ...

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    Reported data breach numbers increase by 56% for early January


    A recently-published study shows that the number of reported data breaches for the first three months of 2019 was up by 56.4% in comparison with the same time frame in 2018. The research comes from the new Data Breach Report issued by security analytics firm, Risk Based Security . It ...

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    AI vehicles need to be secured against hackers, insurance firms advise


    Companies in the insurance sector have sent out a warning about the IT security of autonomous vehicles. Adequate measures to guard against cyber-attacks and hacking activity need to be in place before such vehicles can be put into fully autonomous mode The views have been put across by the Association ...

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    The implications of the Morrisons data leak for organisations in the GDPR era


    Continuing legal disputes between Morrisons supermarket chain and employees caught up in a data leak could have major risk implications for employers under the General Data Protection Regulation. Morrisons was ruled to be vicariously liable for a data breach caused by the actions of a former employee, and has now ...

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    New laws should strengthen security across Internet of Things


    New laws may soon be passed to improve the security of IoT gadgets, in the wake of an increasing number of hacking incidents taking place on favourite consumer devices. Hi-tech ovens, children’s smartwatches, even dolls are some of the connected products which have been proven to have major security flaws, ...