Latest on the Currys PC World Data Breach Impacting 10 Million Customers

Following further investigations, Currys PC World today confirmed 10 million of their customer personal details may have been stolen by hackers, a revised number from the 1.2 million customers and 5.9 million payment cards it advised back in June. In June 2018, the company said there was "an attempt to ... Read More

Cyber Security Roundup for July 2018

The importance of assuring the security and testing quality of third-party provided applications is more than evident when you consider an NHS reported data breach of 150,000 patient records this month. The NHS said the breach was caused by a coding error in a GP application called SystmOne, developed by ... Read More

Cyber Security Roundup for June 2018

Dixons Carphone said hackers attempted to compromise 5.9 million payment cards and accessed 1.2 million personal data records. The company, which was heavily criticised for poor security and fined £400,000 by the ICO in January after been hacked in 2015, said in a statement the hackers had attempted to gain ... Read More

Cyber Security Roundup for May 2018

I'm sure the release of the GDPR on 25th May hasn't escaped anyone's attention. After years of warnings about the EU parliament's intended tough stance on enforcing the human right to privacy in the digital realm, a real 'game changer' of a global privacy regulation has finally landed, which impacts ... Read More

Application Development GDPR Compliance Guidance

Last week IBM developerWorks released a three-part guidance series I have written to help Application Developers develop GDPR compliant applications. Developing GDPR Compliant Applications GuidancePart 1: A Developer's Guide to the GDPRPart 2: Application Privacy by DesignPart 3: Minimizing Application Privacy RiskThe GDPRThe General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was created ... Read More

Cyber Security Roundup for April 2018

The fallout from the Facebook privacy scandal rumbled on throughout April and culminated with the closure of the company at the centre of the scandal, Cambridge Analytica.Overview of Facebook and Cambridge AnalyticaFacebook's Zuckerberg faces formal summons from MPsFacebook to contact 87 million users affected by data breachCanada data firm AIQ ... Read More

Cyber Security Roundup for March 2018

In the wake of the global political fallout over the Salisbury nerve agent attack, there are reports of a growing threat of Russian state or Russian state-affiliated hacking groups conducting cyber attack reprisals against UK organisations, government officials have directly warned bosses at electricity, gas and water firms, Whitehall departments ... Read More
How prepared is your business for the GDPR?

How prepared is your business for the GDPR?

The GDPR is the biggest privacy shakeup since the dawn of the internet and it is just weeks before it comes into force on 25th May. GDPR comes with potentially head-spinning financial penalties for businesses found not complying, so it really is essential for any business which touches EU citizen's ... Read More

Cyber Security Roundup for February 2018

February saw over 5,000 websites infected by cryptocurrency mining malware after a popular accessibility plugin called ‘BrowseAloud’ was compromised by hackers. This led to several UK Government and Councils websites going offline, including the Information Commissioner's Office, the Student Loans Company, and Manchester City, Camden and Croydon Council website. Symantec ... Read More
77 Facts About Cyber Crime

77 Facts About Cyber Crime

A nice infographic by bestvpns.co.uk which simply depicts 77 facts about cyber crime we should all be aware of this year ... Read More
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