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  • Business apps 'posing serious security risk'
    Posted On 24/05/16
    Business apps 'posing serious security risk'

    Some of the world’s most popular enterprise mobile apps have been found to have major security vulnerabilities.

  • Financial firms 'overconfident' in their security capabilities
    Posted On 23/05/16
    Financial firms 'overconfident' in their security capabilities

    IT pros at financial services firms often overestimate their ability to detect security issues within their network.

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  • 'Rogue marker' blamed for second SATs test leak
    Posted On 17/05/16
    'Rogue marker' blamed for second SATs test leak

    The education minister has blamed a ‘rogue marker’ for another SATs data breach.

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  • Law firm breaches lead to legal threats
    Posted On 17/05/16
    Law firm breaches lead to legal threats

    Several large companies could be set to sue legal firms for not adequately protecting their sensitive business data.

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  • Healthcare organisations 'stagnant' on data security
    Posted On 06/05/16
    Healthcare organisations 'stagnant' on data security

    Meeting compliance requirements is the main driver for healthcare organisations when it comes to data security efforts.

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  • Police force hit with £80k fine over data leak
    Posted On 06/05/16
    Police force hit with £80k fine over data leak

    Kent Police has been fined £80,000 after mishandling a mobile phone containing the sensitive personal information of a member of the public.

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  • NHS employees failing to receive cyber security training
    Posted On 17/02/16
    NHS employees failing to receive cyber security training

    Many NHS employees are not getting sufficient training on cyber security, a new study has revealed.

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  • Data privacy fears widespread among businesses
    Posted On 17/02/16
    Data privacy fears widespread among businesses

    Businesses have been urged to make sure they are familiar with data protection legislation in order to avoid falling foul of the law.

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  • Businesses face heftier fines for breaching EU data protection laws
    Posted On 17/02/16
    Businesses face heftier fines for breaching EU data protection laws

    Breaching EU data protection laws could cost businesses up to four per cent of their annual worldwide turnover, reports suggest.

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  • Universities urged to respond to cybercrime threat
    Posted On 17/02/16
    Universities urged to respond to cybercrime threat

    Universities have been urged to put processes in place to deal with the ongoing threat of cybercrime.

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  • 1 in 5 consumers 'have been hit by cyber crime'
    Posted On 22/12/15
    1 in 5 consumers 'have been hit by cyber crime'

    One in five people have fallen victim to cyber criminals, a new study has revealed.

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  • Social apps exempted from Indian encryption law
    Posted On 22/12/15
    Social apps exempted from Indian encryption law

    Concerns over the Indian government’s proposed new law on encrypting data have led to a slight U-turn.

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  • ICO fines CPS for inadequate data protection
    Posted On 22/12/15
    ICO fines CPS for inadequate data protection

    The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has been hit with a £200,000 fine for failing to safeguard sensitive data.

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  • Vodafone slammed for violating customer's privacy
    Posted On 22/12/15
    Vodafone slammed for violating customer's privacy

    Vodafone has been harshly criticised for violating the privacy of a customer – Australian journalist Natalie O’Brien.

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  • DfE: Cloud guidance for schools to be updated
    Posted On 22/12/15
    DfE: Cloud guidance for schools to be updated

    The Department for Education (DfE) has confirmed that guidance regarding the use of cloud software services in schools is to be updated pending a review by the European Commission.

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  • Financial regulators to tighten big data usage rules
    Posted On 22/12/15
    Financial regulators to tighten big data usage rules

    Financial watchdogs in Europe are planning to tighten the rules surrounding the use of big data.

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  • Workers unaware of employers' cloud storage policies
    Posted On 22/12/15
    Workers unaware of employers' cloud storage policies

    Many people are unclear about whether or not their employer has cloud storage policies in place, new research has revealed.

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  • NHS removes apps over data security figures
    Posted On 22/12/15
    NHS removes apps over data security figures

    A number of apps have been removed from the NHS Health Apps Library amid concerns over data security.

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  • Parliamentary inquiry into cyber security underway
    Posted On 22/12/15
    Parliamentary inquiry into cyber security underway

    A parliamentary inquiry into cyber security has commenced following the attack on TalkTalk’s website.

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  • Multi-nationals must 'reconsider European data protection compliance strategies'
    Posted On 22/12/15
    Multi-nationals must 'reconsider European data protection compliance strategies'

    International businesses that operate in the European Union have been urged to look again at their data protection compliance strategies.

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  • NHS 'needs tougher safeguards for data'
    Posted On 22/12/15
    NHS 'needs tougher safeguards for data'

    The NHS needs tighter protection for sensitive patient data, a healthcare official has said.

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  • 4 in 10 consumers to use mobile devices for shopping
    Posted On 22/12/15
    4 in 10 consumers to use mobile devices for shopping

    Almost half of shoppers are turning to their mobile devices to track down the best deals this Christmas, a new survey has found.

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  • Rise in financial data breach investigations
    Posted On 23/10/15
    Rise in financial data breach investigations

    The number of investigations into data privacy breaches at financial institutions has risen in the last year, new figures have revealed.

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  • Internet of Things to bring drastic cyber security changes
    Posted On 23/10/15
    Internet of Things to bring drastic cyber security changes

    The Internet of Things (IoT) will have a profound impact on cyber security in the coming years, an expert has suggested.

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  • British Columbian government loses hard drive containing student data
    Posted On 23/10/15
    British Columbian government loses hard drive containing student data

    The British Columbian government has admitted it is unable to locate an unencrypted backup hard drive that contains about 3.4 million records that can be linked to specific students.

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  • NHS trust apologies for data breach
    Posted On 13/10/15
    NHS trust apologies for data breach

    Over 3,000 people have been sent letters of apology after their personal details were found in a public place.

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  • ICO fines financial company
    Posted On 13/10/15
    ICO fines financial company

    A money lender has been ordered to pay civil monetary penalty of £180,000 after it was found guilty of losing computer servers containing customer details.

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  • Carphone Warehouse confirms data loss
    Posted On 13/10/15
    Carphone Warehouse confirms data loss

    More than 2.4 million people may have had data stolen in the latest cybersecurity breach.

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  • Calls for tougher data breaching policies for councils
    Posted On 13/10/15
    Calls for tougher data breaching policies for councils

    Councils have been urged to do more to safeguard information, following revelations that thousands of data breaches are occurring across the UK.

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  • Cyber-criminals target solicitor correspondence
    Posted On 02/09/15
    Cyber-criminals target solicitor correspondence

    A recent case has highlighted the increasing trend of cybercrime in the legal profession. The Daily Telegraph reports one family was targeted by fraudsters when they sold a property.

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  • Many workers unaware of employer mobile access rules
    Posted On 21/07/15
    Many workers unaware of employer mobile access rules

    Research shows that many employees are unaware of corporate access policies, despite regularly using mobile devices.

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  • School mistakenly emails private information
    Posted On 21/07/15
    School mistakenly emails private information

    A school accidently send out personal data of parents and students via email.

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  • Stolen laptop triggers security concerns
    Posted On 21/07/15
    Stolen laptop triggers security concerns

    A laptop containing Ministry of Defence staff personal details has been stolen from a service station.

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  • ICO backs European data regulation plans
    Posted On 21/07/15
    ICO backs European data regulation plans

    The Information Commissioner has called for a more joint approach to dealing with personal data and the growing impact of technology.

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  • Consumers worried about personal data sharing
    Posted On 26/06/15
    Consumers worried about personal data sharing

    A new survey has revealed that many consumers are concerned about the way in which companies and organisations share information.

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  • ICO to tackle NHS data breaches
    Posted On 26/06/15
    ICO to tackle NHS data breaches

    New powers available to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) will allow it to carry out audits on the NHS in order to check the organisation for data compliance.

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  • ICO launches investigation into data sharing
    Posted On 26/06/15
    ICO launches investigation into data sharing

    The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has confirmed that it has launched an investigation into allegations that private companies are sharing their customers’ sensitive personal information.

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  • Youngsters 'savvy' about data security
    Posted On 26/06/15
    Youngsters 'savvy' about data security

    Many young people are clued up when it comes to data security, claims new research.

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  • Tips on dealing with BYOD
    Posted On 26/06/15
    Tips on dealing with BYOD

    With the growth in the number of employees owning their own mobile devices, there has been a rise in companies having to deal with the security risks of bring your own device (BYOD).

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  • NHS trust breaches patient data
    Posted On 26/06/15
    NHS trust breaches patient data

    Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has been told to improve the way it handles patients’ personal data.

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  • Banks 'must ensure data security'
    Posted On 26/06/15
    Banks 'must ensure data security'

    Banks need to do more to protect their vital sensitive data, rather than hoping that a ‘one size fits all’ security approach will protect them from cyber attacks, one expert has said.

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  • Council found to have concealed laptop data loss
    Posted On 23/06/15
    Council found to have concealed laptop data loss

    The Casey Report concluded that Rotherham Council took steps to conceal the loss of computers that contained data about victims of child sexual exploitation (CSE), reports ITV News.

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  • Member-only coffee shop ideal for mobile workers
    Posted On 23/06/15
    Member-only coffee shop ideal for mobile workers

    London’s freelance, mobile workers are now able to benefit from the city’s first members-only coffee shop, a space specifically designed to give flexible professionals both a conducive working space and a fix of good caffeine.

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  • Law firm advises on need for data protection
    Posted On 23/06/15
    Law firm advises on need for data protection

    The importance of keeping clients’ information safe and secure has once again been highlighted after a court ruled that individuals need not suffer financial loss in order to be eligible for compensation in the event of a data breach.

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  • Lack of faith in county data security
    Posted On 23/06/15
    Lack of faith in county data security

    As many as one in three Britons don’t trust their local council to keep their personal data safe, worrying new statistics show.

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  • More than a billion personal files breached in 2014
    Posted On 23/06/15
    More than a billion personal files breached in 2014

    More than a billion personal files were subjected to cyber-attacks last year, according a new report. According to data from digital security company Gemalto, a total of 1,023,108,267 records were breached in 2014 – a 78 per cent increase on levels in 2013.

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  • Government advises firms to consider cyber insurance
    Posted On 23/06/15
    Government advises firms to consider cyber insurance

    The government is calling on all business to consider the risk of data security breaches and look at purchasing insurance to help protect against any possible loss.

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  • NHS breaches highlight concerns about data
    Posted On 23/06/15
    NHS breaches highlight concerns about data

    A number of recent data protection breaches have highlighted the potential vulnerability of sensitive personal information held by the NHS – and potentially other organisations in a similarly responsible position.

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  • US schools adopt data security policy
    Posted On 23/06/15
    US schools adopt data security policy

    A pair of US Congressmen have put forward a bill aimed at safeguarding the data of school students from third-party providers.

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  • Legal firms investigated over data breaches
    Posted On 23/06/15
    Legal firms investigated over data breaches

    Despite repeated warnings about the importance of keeping client information safe, some 173 law firms were investigated for alleged data breaches over the course of last year alone.

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  • School Data Loss Highlights Need For Security
    Posted On 03/12/14
    School Data Loss Highlights Need For Security

    Head teacher Sara Tate believes the drive is possibly still on the school site but it does highlight the need to ensure procedures are in place for handling and using such data.

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  • US University Monitors Online Exams
    Posted On 03/12/14
    US University Monitors Online Exams

    A US university is taking additional measures to monitor students who are opting to learn using non-traditional routes. Kent State University has more than 40,000 students, but many are opting for online classes to get their education rather than attending standard classrooms.

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  • University Applicant Details Lost
    Posted On 03/12/14
    University Applicant Details Lost

    Staffordshire University has admitted losing a laptop that contained personal details of applicants to the institution. The portable computer containing the data was stolen last month, but the university has only now released full details of the incident, reports the Express & Star.

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  • Technology May Be Undermining School Security
    Posted On 03/12/14
    Technology May Be Undermining School Security

    Many schools could be facing potential attacks from hackers, who are tempted to access the increasing amount of data stored on educational premises.

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  • ICO Provides Vital Info For Those In Education
    Posted On 03/12/14
    ICO Provides Vital Info For Those In Education

    The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has a wealth of information to help ensure those in the education sector are handling and protecting data in the correct way. It is vital for all schools, colleges and universities, as well as private education bodies, to make sure they comply with the Data Protection and Freedom of Information Acts.

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  • Hacker Gains Access To Education Records
    Posted On 03/12/14
    Hacker Gains Access To Education Records

    A hacking incident has drawn attention for the need of schools, colleges and universities to ensure they take the correct steps to protect data. Thomas Deacon Academy in Peterborough was subjected to a hacker attack in which personal files of the head teacher were emailed directly to students.

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  • Survey Highlights Data Loss In Education Sector
    Posted On 03/12/14
    Survey Highlights Data Loss In Education Sector

    iStorage found that 45 per cent of respondents questioned at a recent education technology conference admitted they had lost a portable storage device that contained some data connected to work or other personal information.

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  • Privacy Filters Pass The Test For Online Examinations in Schools and Colleges
    Posted On 01/12/14
    Privacy Filters Pass The Test For Online Examinations in Schools and Colleges

    Years ago, exam rooms did not require desks to be spaced far apart, pupils or students shielded their notes with a well-placed arm and eagle-eyed invigilators watched out for any cheating.

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  • ICO Raises Concerns About Legal Data Protections
    Posted On 06/11/14
    ICO Raises Concerns About Legal Data Protections

    The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has warned the legal profession to ensure they keep personal information secure and take steps to prevent data breaches. A warning has been issued following a number of complaints concerning barristers and solicitors in recent months.

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  • BYOD Concerns For Mobile Lawyers
    Posted On 06/11/14
    BYOD Concerns For Mobile Lawyers

    There are increasing concerns that lawyers and other legal professionals are regularly accessing potentially sensitive data while on the go. Barrie Hadfield, founder and chief technology officer at Workshare, stressed that the changes in working practices for many is having an impact on the level of data security in place at some firms.

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  • NHS Should Be Aware Of Threats To Data Security
    Posted On 06/11/14
    NHS Should Be Aware Of Threats To Data Security

    A new report has raised concerns that the NHS and local government don’t have a full understanding of the implications surrounding data security threats. The National Audit Office’s (NAO’s) National Cyber Security programme aims to tackle cyber crime and make the UK one of the safest places in the world for business.

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  • NHS Defends Data Security Steps
    Posted On 06/11/14
    NHS Defends Data Security Steps

    NHS England has announced that the care data patient data plan is to go ahead, after listening to objections for the past six months and developing a safeguarding strategy to prevent private information from being hacked or misused.

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  • Trust Praised For Data Security Initiatives
    Posted On 06/11/14
    Trust Praised For Data Security Initiatives

    With data breaches and hacks serving as a threat to many huge organisations, the importance of data security should be at the forefront of each company – in particular, those that hold the most sensitive information, like the NHS.

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  • Cyber Criminals Target Healthcare Providers
    Posted On 06/11/14
    Cyber Criminals Target Healthcare Providers

    Cyber attacks at healthcare organisations are on the rise, as medical information could be worth more to hackers than credit card details. The US healthcare industry has a net worth of $3 trillion (£1.8 trillion) and is fast becoming a prime target for cyber criminals, Reuters reports. Dave Kennedy, healthcare security expert, said “Hospitals have low security, so it’s relatively easy for these hackers to get a large amount of personal data for medical fraud.

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  • PwC Legal Focuses On Data Protection
    Posted On 06/11/14
    PwC Legal Focuses On Data Protection

    One of the UK’s leading data protection lawyers has been recruited to PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) cyber security practice. Stewart Room has more than two decades’ experience as a barrister and solicitor, with a special interest in advising companies on how to cope with data breaches and handling personal data

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  • Paralegal Fined For Data Breach
    Posted On 06/11/14
    Paralegal Fined For Data Breach

    James Pickles had taken confidential and sensitive information when he left his employer and moved to a competitor. He had resigned from Jordons Solicitors in Yorkshire and it was discovered he had forwarded on six emails that contained the information of over 100 people and included workload lists, file notes and template documents.

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  • Department of Business Innovation & Skills 2014 Information Security Breaches Survey
    Posted On 05/11/14
    Department of Business Innovation & Skills 2014 Information Security Breaches Survey

    A landmark report from the Department of Business Innovation & Skills has highlighted the scale and cost of security breaches in the UK.  The findings show that while there are some encouraging signs, there is still considerable room for improvement.

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  • Data Security Risks In The Healthcare Sector
    Posted On 21/10/14
    Data Security Risks In The Healthcare Sector

    Keeping patient data safe is a major challenge to the UK health sector, with fears around patient data confidentiality intensifying as digital continues to take over from paper records. The announcement that the Government will allow the NHS to harvest personal data from confidential medical files has also put a further spotlight on this issue.

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  • Data Security In The Legal Sector
    Posted On 09/10/14
    Data Security In The Legal Sector

    It has recently been reported in the media that the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has stepped up its focus on data breaches in the legal profession and mandatory breach notification is expected. This is not surprising, given the kind of information that lawyers typically handle, ranging from personal details through to price-sensitive and confidential company content. 

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  • An Insight Into Government Security – And The Role Of Privacy Filters
    Posted On 05/09/14
    An Insight Into Government Security – And The Role Of Privacy Filters

    Jack Halewood is the UK Account Manager for 3M privacy filters and gives us his views on how government’s approach to security and the role of privacy filters in ensuring better data privacy.  

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  • Government Departments Urged To Protect Their Data
    Posted On 04/09/14
    Government Departments Urged To Protect Their Data

    HM Government’s Security Policy Framework (SPF) covers the standards and security controls that are required to protect UK Government people, information, infrastructure and assets. 

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  • Government Data Breaches – Mishandling & Leaks
    Posted On 04/09/14
    Government Data Breaches – Mishandling & Leaks

    Breaches of Government data are nothing new: we’ve all heard stories of laptops being left on trains and USB flash drives being misplaced. Of course, most organisations are waking up to this problem and are taking more security measures (such as encryption), but the fact remains that data breaches are still an issue.

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  • Social Housing Organisations Must Ensure Secure Data
    Posted On 03/09/14
    Social Housing Organisations Must Ensure Secure Data

    The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has warned that the UK’s social housing sector is facing a range of data protection issues. According to Information Commissioner Christopher Graham, the sector must focus on improving its performance in areas of data sharing, retention and secure working away from the office.

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  • Public Sector Concerned Data Threat Comes From Staff
    Posted On 03/09/14
    Public Sector Concerned Data Threat Comes From Staff

    A new survey suggests that the biggest threat to public sector data comes from staff members. Research conducted by PHS Data Solutions concluded that 83 per cent of senior public sector managers involved in the study believe that internal loss or misuse of data by employees is their key concern. 

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  • Lost Mobile Phones Raise Security Concerns
    Posted On 03/09/14
    Lost Mobile Phones Raise Security Concerns

    A survey has revealed the security concerns that lost mobile phones can present. The study conducted by Symantec Canada involved 60 phones deliberately lost in six major cities and discovered that finders accessed a whole host of sensitive and personal data.

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  • ICO Reports Increase In Data Complaints
    Posted On 03/09/14
    ICO Reports Increase In Data Complaints

    There has been an increase in the number of complaints made to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) over the past 12 months. According to the ICO’s annual report, the body dealt with a total of 15,492 complaints about data protection – ten per cent more than during the previous year.

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  • Health Board Criticised For Data Breach
    Posted On 03/09/14
    Health Board Criticised For Data Breach

    A health board in North Wales has been criticised for failing to protect confidential patient information. The Betsi Cadwaladr University (UHB) was found to be in breach of the Data Protection Act following an investigation by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).

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  • Council Warned About Data Security Risks
    Posted On 03/09/14
    Council Warned About Data Security Risks

    Staff at Wolverhampton City Council have been given additional training in data protection following an investigation by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). The council was forced to ensure that all employees and councillors were made aware of the regulations surrounding information after the ICO raised significant concerns about data security

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  • NSA Whistleblower Calls For Better Data Protection
    Posted On 03/09/14
    NSA Whistleblower Calls For Better Data Protection

    Edward Snowden has called for professionals to be made aware that they have obligations to their clients to protect data and confidentiality. The NSA whistleblower stressed to the Guardian that many people have a duty to respect information in light of recent scandals.

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  • Cost Of Data Breaches Revealed
    Posted On 03/09/14
    Cost Of Data Breaches Revealed

    The average cost of data breaches is now $3.5 million, according to a new study. Costs of dealing with data breaches have risen by 15 per cent over the past year, claims the latest research from the Ponemon Institute.

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  • 3M Privacy Filters Fit The Bill For GI Solutions
    Posted On 19/08/14
    3M Privacy Filters Fit The Bill For GI Solutions

    GI Solutions became a 3M Privacy Filter customer to protect its valuable client data from potentially unauthorised viewing by staff and visitors, both in the office and on the road. Jas Kalsi, Helpdesk Manager at GI Solutions tells us more.

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  • ISO27001 and Visual Privacy - Blog
    Posted On 04/07/14
    ISO27001 and Visual Privacy - Blog

    Peter Hartley is Key Account Manager for 3M Privacy Filters. He tells us why ISO27001 is so important for businesses and explains how 3M can help them become compliant, but first, we asked him about his experience and the areas he looks after.

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  • The Mobile Working Boom Continues - Blog
    Posted On 31/05/14
    The Mobile Working Boom Continues - Blog

    The number of mobile workers across the globe will reach 1.3 billion by 2015. Last year IDG Connect surveyed CIOs across the UK, France and Germany and revealed that mobile working is booming and BYOD (bring-your-own-device) has played a significant role in increasing the number of mobile workers.

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  • Mobile Working Could Boost Productivity
    Posted On 30/05/14
    Mobile Working Could Boost Productivity

    Richard Hodkinson, chief technology officer at DWF LLP, told a conference attended by chief information officers that introducing remote and mobile working measures could promote collaboration and ensure a modern image to clients.

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  • Employers Could Boost Remote Working Success
    Posted On 30/05/14
    Employers Could Boost Remote Working Success

    Recent years have seen a trend by employers to allow staff to work either at home or on the move but it has not been without its problems. According to the Trades Union Congress, more than four million people work on a regular basis somewhere other than their normal workplace.

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  • Staff Remotely Work While Away On Holiday
    Posted On 30/05/14
    Staff Remotely Work While Away On Holiday

    Many employees opt to work while away on holiday, according to a new survey. The study by workplace website Glassdoor surveyed more than 2,000 workers and discovered that many do not take their full holiday entitlement and can often be found checking their emails while away from the office.

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  • Mobile Phone Loss Highlights Data Security Breach
    Posted On 30/05/14
    Mobile Phone Loss Highlights Data Security Breach

    The recent loss of the mobile phone of a political editor highlights the increasing need to ensure that such devices, and the information they contain, are protected.

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  • Increase In Train Wi-fi Services
    Posted On 21/05/14
    Increase In Train Wi-fi Services

    The expansion of wi-fi services onboard key train services and at stations is set to increase the number of people opting to work on the go. 

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  • Remote Workers 'Enjoy Life Balance'
    Posted On 21/05/14
    Remote Workers 'Enjoy Life Balance'
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  • Mobile Workers Rely On Coffee Shops
    Posted On 21/05/14
    Mobile Workers Rely On Coffee Shops

    There is an increasing trend for people to do their work on the move and a new survey highlights the reliance on coffee shop Wi-Fi services. A study by Samsung found that remote workers are more concerned about the provision of free Wi-Fi rather than the quality of beverage being offered by coffee shops.

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  • Rise In Tablet Ownership
    Posted On 21/05/14
    Rise In Tablet Ownership

    New figures show a substantial rise in tablet ownership across the UK as more people opt to access the internet while away from home.

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  • Data Breach Fines - Are You Aware Of The Risks?
    Posted On 30/04/14
    Data Breach Fines - Are You Aware Of The Risks?

    Examples of data security failures are plentiful. In July 2012, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) fined Welcome Financial Services (WFS) £150,000 for a data breach that saw over half a million customers’ details go missing. In 2010, Zurich Insurance Plc was forced by the ICO to confess publicly to the loss of 46,000 records containing customer’s personal information. 

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  • Companies 'Must Focus On Data Security'
    Posted On 30/04/14
    Companies 'Must Focus On Data Security'

    Many companies are failing to take steps to prevent and identify cyber threats, according to a new survey. The latest Dell Global Security Survey shows that major organisations are largely ignoring this area of data security and therefore could be putting client information at risk. 

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  • Data Challenges To Be Faced By Global Banks
    Posted On 30/04/14
    Data Challenges To Be Faced By Global Banks

    Consultancy firm PwC believes the financial services sector will need to make various changes to meet the needs of its customers. As well as ensuring increasing flexibility to react to the desires of new generation companies and customers, banks are aware of a growing increase in the importance of compliance.

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  • Compliance Is 'Vital' For In-House Counsels
    Posted On 30/04/14
    Compliance Is 'Vital' For In-House Counsels

    Compliance and ethics are the main focus for general counsels this year, according to a new study. The latest Chief Legal Officers Survey for the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) found that 88 percent believe meeting compliance measures and ethics guidelines are a top priority.

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  • Importance Of Protecting Data In Finance & Banking With Jack Halewood
    Posted On 30/04/14
    Importance Of Protecting Data In Finance & Banking With Jack Halewood

    Jack Halewood is the UK Account Manager for 3M privacy filters, which can be quickly and easily fitted on to monitors, laptops, tablets and smartphones to prevent screens being viewable by anyone other than the user.  Jack tells us why he believes visual security needs to be given more attention, but first, we asked him to tell us about his background and why he’s the right man for the job.

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  • Security Breaches Hit Financial Data
    Posted On 30/04/14
    Security Breaches Hit Financial Data

    Many financial customer accounts and banks have been compromised as a result of security breaches in recent times, according to a new survey. A poll conducted by ACI Worldwide showed that 22 per cent of customer accounts have been affected by breaches.

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  • Bank of England Examines Cyber-Resilience Of The Banking Industry
    Posted On 30/04/14
    Bank of England Examines Cyber-Resilience Of The Banking Industry

    The Bank of England is warning companies to take steps to prevent cyber-attacks. A study by the institution found that many firms within the UK financial sector are not prepared for the impact e-crime could have on their operations and has called for improvements in information security. 

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  • EU Approves New Cyber-Security Law
    Posted On 30/04/14
    EU Approves New Cyber-Security Law

    A new law which will require some companies to report security breaches has been approved by the European Union. The European Parliament voted in favour of the Network and Information Security (NIS) Directive that will require companies which own or operate technology for critical infrastructure facilities.

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  • The Impact Of Big Data On Privacy And Security
    Posted On 30/04/14
    The Impact Of Big Data On Privacy And Security

    One option could be to enable people to opt in or out of the collection, sharing and use of data. Marketing company Acxiom believes consumers should be able to easily review, edit and limit their own data, as well as being made aware this could result in less targeted advertising.

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  • Regulation Around Visual Data Privacy – The Essential Facts
    Posted On 30/04/14
    Regulation Around Visual Data Privacy – The Essential Facts

    Financial organisations need to be aware of the regulation around visual privacy issues and manage ‘shoulder surfing’ as part of their overall risk, compliance and security processes.  Given how many people now work remotely or on the move, visual privacy should be a priority.

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  • Visual Security In Healthcare – A Brief Insight
    Posted On 31/03/14
    Visual Security In Healthcare – A Brief Insight

    Health authorities and private practices, to individual hospitals and clinics, healthcare providers are beginning to recognise the consequences of visual data breaches for both provider and patient.

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