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?
The countdown is on. In just over eight months’ time, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force and this will have huge implications for businesses – of all sizes and in all countries – which handle the personal data of EU citizens. Billed as the largest piece of privacy legislation for 20 … More Is your SME ready for GDPR?
This year, we have seen some of the most high-profile victims of cybercrime across the world, including the NHS in the UK, and the attack on Equifax that impacted millions of people in several countries. The damage has not only cost companies money, it has also hit their reputations hard. Yet despite the impending threats and, as cyberattacks only … More It’s time that companies became more cyber-resilient
Fortune 100 companies could be open to hackers after a security vulnerability was discovered in widely used server software, security researchers have said. The discovered weakness would allow hackers to remotely run code on servers that utilize the REST plugin from Apache Struts, and it is reported that all versions since 2008 are affected. Due to the … More Critical security flaw leaves Fortune 100 firms vulnerable
The UK Government’s Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has announced that firms could face fines of up to £17m or 4% of global turnover if they fail to protect themselves from cyberattacks. The introduction of such financial penalties will be carried out by the data protection regulator, Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), following … More Fines of £17m for unprotected UK firms
Businesses leave themselves open to potential data breaches through their ex-employees by failing to disable their access to the corporate network, according to a new study by OneLogin. Over half (58%) of ex-employees are still able to access all corporate applications after leaving the business. Furthermore, this is a proven risk, with 24% of businesses being subject to data … More OneLogin: Businesses vulnerable to data breaches by ex-employees
Whenever a business considers the security measures it can implement, three options always crop up: antivirus on endpoints and servers to detect and eliminate as many threats as possible; backups to ensure that any data lost in an incident such as a ransomware attack can be recovered; and device encryption to prevent confidential data from being obtained by attackers. However, … More Two-factor authentication: An underutilized security measure in businesses