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Identity Theft

Most Expensive Data Breaches Start with Third Parties: Report

Data breaches are expensive, and their growing cost is driving business leaders to allocate more of their IT budgets to cybersecurity. It’s not just fear of incidents driving the investment,

Industry Insights

Why Encryption Is Now a ‘Need to Have,’ Not Just a ‘Nice to Have’

By Linus Chang, CEO and Founder at Scram Software, Cloud-based services are so commonplace today that it’s tempting to simply trust them with your data. After all, everyone else is

Identity Theft

Security Shifts Focus From Defense to Response

Despite more organizations feeling that they are getting worse at preventing data breaches, the number of businesses that feel better prepared to respond to incidents is on the rise, according to

BYOD/Big Data

In data we trust – how can organisations escape the scandals and get big data right?

Fuelled by high profile data breaches, there is a much documented sense of wariness towards big data applications and the commercial use of personal data by private companies. When headlines

IT Compliance

Compliance is Not Synonymous With Security

While the upcoming GDPR compliance deadline will mark an unprecedented milestone in security, it should also serve as a crucial reminder that compliance does not equal security. Along with the

IT Compliance

Navigating the Five Frequent Hazards of IT Security

Whenever there’s a data breach, it’s easy to get caught up in the root cause analysis – a misconfigured device, an unpatched application, an employee falling for a phishing attack,

Identity Theft

76% Of IT Security Breaches Are Motivated By Money First

These and many other fascinating insights are from the 11th edition of Verizon’s 2018 Data Breach Investigations Report. The report is available for download here (PDF, 68 pp., no opt-in).

IT Compliance

What is a Data Protection Officer?

It’s almost May 25th, and if you’re like a lot of other companies around the world, you’re doing everything you can to get your GDPR ducks in a row. As

Software

Don’t WannaCry Again? Here’s How to Prevent it

It’s been a year since the WannaCry ransomware variant crippled the UK’s National Health Service (NHS), but that was just the tip of the iceberg – the attack is said

Industry Insights

Retailers could increase annual revenue by as much as 5% by investing in cybersecurity measures that shoppers trust

A new report by Capgemini’s Digital Transformation Institute has revealed that cybersecurity is a new source of competitive advantage for retailers. It calls for more organizations to align cybersecurity policies