Attackers exploit flaw in GDPR-themed WordPress plugin to hijack websites

The campaign’s goals aren’t immediately clear, as the malefactors don’t appear to be leveraging the hijacked websites for further nefarious purposes. Attackers have been exploiting a security weakness in a GDPR compliance plugin for WordPress to seize control of vulnerable websites, according to a blog post by Defiant, which makes Wordfence security plugins for the web … More Attackers exploit flaw in GDPR-themed WordPress plugin to hijack websites

100 days of GDPR

What impact has the new data protection directive had on businesses so far? This past weekend marks 100 days since General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect, affecting businesses globally. Everyone who expected immediate headline-grabbing penalties must be disappointed. Although the EU Commision received complaints on companies such as Facebook, Google, Instagram and WhatsApp within  hours of … More 100 days of GDPR

The 5 IT security actions to take now based on 2018 Trends

Implementing the five actions described in this article can help reduce your organization’s cyber risk and bolster its security defenses Securing the information systems that keep your organization running is an ongoing endeavor that needs to evolve over time in response to trends in the threat landscape. As our IT systems grow in scale and … More The 5 IT security actions to take now based on 2018 Trends

Businesses and GDPR: What they need to do to be compliant?

Enforcement of General Data Protection Regulation (GPDR) is now just few months away. The media have intensively examined and written about this topic from practically every angle since it became legislation. Businesses continue to struggle with both understanding and implementation of what they need to do to be compliant. WeLiveSecurity sat down with ESET’s Tony Anscombe, to … More Businesses and GDPR: What they need to do to be compliant?

ICO urges businesses to focus on becoming GDPR compliant

The UK’s information commissioner Elizabeth Denham has urged businesses to be incentivized by the benefits of GDPR data security compliance, rather than the possible consequences. In a video addressing boardrooms across the country, Denham stated that businesses should not waste any time in preparing for “the biggest change to data protection law for a generation”. As … More ICO urges businesses to focus on becoming GDPR compliant

Firefighting, security and compliance

FireMon conducted a survey at Infosec Europe this year and apparently discovered that cybersecurity professionals manage to be both overworked and underutilized. That’s a feeling which I’ve been quite familiar with myself from time to time over the years, but I was a little surprised that the article cited above was entitled ‘Tired of fighting fires … More Firefighting, security and compliance