Brussels vs Britain: GDPR preparation gap exists between IT professionals across Europe

New research of European businesses, conducted by Kaspersky Lab, has revealed surprising variations in the levels of preparedness for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). With less than nine months to go before the regulations become enforceable, there’s a surprising – and worrying – inconsistency of readiness levels across IT decision makers in Europe. With businesses that process personal data within the EU continuing to grapple with their GDPR obligations,…

November 17, 2017
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Cyber Security Summit & Expo is well under way

There has been a very strong start to the Cyber Security Summit & Expo, taking place at the London Business Design Centre. Speakers so far at largest one-day UK event dedicated to Cyber Security have included Mark Sayers, Deputy Director in Cyber and Government Security at the Cabinet Office, who told delegates that the fight was on “to make the UK the hardest target for Cyber Crime,” and Alison Whitney,…

November 16, 2017
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New Service Station lets you minimize card administration costs

Identity and security company Nexus Group launches the Nexus Service Station. “It lets your users administer a range of tasks required during the lifecycle of their access cards, such as ordering new cards, entering user data and taking photos. This means that your card administration costs can be dramatically reduced,” says Anders Wallbom, product owner of the Nexus Service Station. Nexus Service Station is preferably installed in a public area…

November 16, 2017
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EU REGULATION, SKILLS AND GOVERNANCE NOW CHALLENGE UK’S LEADERSHIP OF ‘FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION’

Big Data London (BDL), the UK’s largest exhibition and conference for data leaders, today revealed the first findings from the inaugural UK Fourth Industrial Revolution Report. The independent research, sponsored by Big Data LDN and Hortonworks, surveyed how 250 of the UK’s largest data-driven organisations are coping with pre-Brexit pressure to compete against data-savvy competitors globally. The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), driven by data, follows on from others which Britain…

November 16, 2017
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Security researchers in Vietnam have fooled Iphone X face ID security – cybersecurity experts have their say

Bkav, a Vietnamese cybersecurity firm have demonstrated how they bypassed Apple Inc’s face recognition ID software on the new Iphone X by using a mask made out of silicone, paper tape and a 3D printer.  A video demonstrating how the security researcher fooled the face ID security has since been uploaded. Although these are some extreme lengths to go through in order to hack the Iphone X – it took a…

November 15, 2017
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Several MailChimp Accounts Compromised as Phishing Attack Impersonates Major Brands – Aldi, Bunnings, Amcal and Others

In the latest example of brandjacking, this evening we are seeing a run of phishing emails impersonating major retail brands. The criminal emails are leveraging several different compromised MailChimp accounts to bypass traditional email scanning software, and then using the power of major household name brands to entice users to click.   Despite being simple HTML emails that are emanating from the compromised MailChimp accounts, the emails are well formatted…

November 15, 2017
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Token and Envestnet | Yodlee Announce Strategic Open Banking Partnership

– Token, Inc., a turnkey open banking platform provider, and Envestnet | Yodlee (NYSE: ENV), a leading data aggregation and data analytics platform powering dynamic, cloud-based innovation for digital financial services, today announced a strategic partnership to combine their expertise in PSD2-compliant payments and financial data aggregation. Token’s open banking operating system, TokenOS™, enables banks to generate revenue from PSD2 compliant payments and simplifies access to banks for third-party service…

November 15, 2017
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NHS IT Managers Cite Prioritizing Cybersecurity as Essential to Improving Patient Trust and Care

Palo Alto Networks®, the next-generation security company, has today released findings of independent research into the state of cybersecurity within the United Kingdom’s National Health Service (NHS). Working with Vanson Bourne, 100 NHS IT decision-makers were surveyed on the importance of data security in the wake of recent cyberattacks, preparedness for forthcoming tougher data protection rules, and the development of trust when it comes to how patients digitally interact with…

November 14, 2017
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Flowmon to address security challenges in SCADA/IoT environment

With years of experience in network monitoring and anomaly detection, Flowmon strengthens its operations in the field of SCADA/IoT security. The security challenges that SCADA/IoT face are ones that Flowmon’s universal network approach can take in its stride. The proper functioning of industrial control systems lies behind crucial processes, such as energy distribution, water management and public transport. According to a report by European Union Agency for Network and Information…

November 14, 2017
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Is your CCTV system GDPR compliant?

Organisations are putting themselves at risk of breaching the GDPR because they’re failing to realise that the new regulations cover their CCTV systems and the visual data they collect. These are the words of Andrew Charlesworth, Reader in IT Law at the University of Bristol, and come just over six months until the GDPR becomes law1.   In a white paper written for Cloudview, Charlesworth says that because CCTV systems…

November 13, 2017
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