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GDPR
CISOs - Know what you can and can’t control with GDPR
You can't control everything - 80% of GDPR-related data isn’t under the control of CISOs.
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Cybersecurity
Data centre security: Technology alone is not the answer
Arturo Maqueo says he has seen many security breaches over the years and ironically this is most often in data centres with state-of-the-art security.
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Cybersecurity
Germany infiltrated by Russian group that crippled Ukraine’s power
The power grid in modern countries may not be as secure as you think, as reports have emerged revealing hackers have breached Germany's supply.
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LogRhythm
Not quick enough: Most firms can't detect or contain a breach within one hour
Fewer than half of all organisations are able to detect a ‘major’ cybersecurity incident within one hour.
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Cybercrime
Zuckerberg admits “we made mistakes” in Facebook data breach
Mark Zuckerberg has issued a statement following the bombshell that Facebook's data of 50m people has been misused to "change audience behaviour.
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Cybercrime
Facebook breach of 50 MILLION profiles: What we know so far
A whistleblower has uncovered the practices of his illicit company, which include stealing the details of 50m Facebook users to help Trump's campaign.
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Security breaches
NSW Auditor-General uncovers State's inconsistent approach to cybersecurity
“The NSW Government needs to establish a clear whole-of-government responsibility for cybersecurity that is appropriately resourced."
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Cybersecurity
Mega breach: 800,000 Swisscom customers’ data stolen via hacked partner
Experts say while Swisscom may be playing the huge breach down, the implications of the breach will be far and wide.
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Cybersecurity
Expert opinion: Three simple ways to prevent data loss
IBM estimates the cost of a data breach is $3.62m, highlighting the importance of encryption - COMPAREX UK's expert on the matter provides his advice.
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Cybersecurity
Singapore passes Cybersecurity Bill for nation's critical infrastructure providers
Singapore’s parliament has successfully passed the country’s Cybersecurity Bill into law this week.
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Internet
Create a safer internet by building a culture of security
Yesterday marked Safer Internet Day – a day that promotes the safe and positive use of digital technology.
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Cybersecurity
Personal details of 12,000 social media ‘stars’ leaked in avoidable breach
Octoly was informed of the exposed cloud repository on January 4th, yet the personally identifiable information was not secured until February 1st.
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LinkedIn
LinkedIn’s outage blunder left users exposed and was ‘easily preventable’
LinkedIn went down yesterday in countries across the world due to an SSL certificate expiry, leaving some users' data at risk with no encryption.
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Cybersecurity
2017’s threat landscape report shows ransomware epidemic
Cyberthreats have changed significantly in 2017 - Bitdefender's annual report shows one in six spam emails now contain some form of ransomware.
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Cybersecurity
Round 2: New line-up of cybersecurity maestros comment on Uber breach
We covered an expert commentary story of the Uber breach - this is round 2 with Check Point, Barracuda, Digital Shadows, Mimecast, and Webroot.
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Cybersecurity
Expert says Cash Converters cybersecurity breach ‘yet ANOTHER wakeup call’
Gemalto's CTO says it's "incredibly frustrating" to see these cybercrime attacks continue to hit the headlines given how easy it is to prevent them.
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Check Point
Check Point & LG plug security vulnerabilities in smart appliances
Check Point researchers recently worked with LG to plug vulnerabilities in a number of home appliances, including robot vacuum cleaners & dishwashers.
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Cybersecurity
Kaspersky CEO rubbishes ‘false’ allegations of hacking from US media
It was only weeks ago when the US Government had been hacked again and blamed Kaspersky Labs - the cybersecurity company's CEO says they're false.
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Cybersecurity
Industry experts weigh in on getting ready for GDPR
A recent worrying survey found that only 3 in every 10 UK businesses have started preparing for the GDPR - seven experts have provided their insights.
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Cybersecurity
Krack vulnerability puts Wi-Fi networks and devices at risk
This exploit requires an attacker to be in the proximity of the wireless device or network in question.
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Cybercrime
Not again… Expert discusses potential SECOND Equifax breach
It was only weeks ago that one of the single largest data breaches in history was announced - now Equifax may have been hacked again.
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Cybersecurity
Hacking of national security projects highlights importance of patching
The recent release of the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) 2017 report revealed a small breach – with massive implications.
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Cybersecurity
Cybersecurity still not top priority despite 85% businesses being breached
​Recent research reveals that cybersecurity is still taking a backseat despite the vast majority of businesses experiencing a breach in recent times.
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Cybersecurity
Russian hackers steal from US government again – expert says US at fault
Piers Wilson says that in some ways, it is genuinely shocking that the NSA has allowed a contractor to expose vital US cyber-defence data like this.