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Rogue employee receives 6 month sentence in ICO Computer Misuse Act prosecution

A motor trade employee has received a six month prison sentence for accessing customer information and then sharing with claims management  companies. This is the first ICO prosecution which under the Computer Misuse Act 1990 which carries a potential prison sentence rather than the Data Protection Acts of 1998 and 2018. The rogue employee accessed…

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Don’t trust your hardware: Why security vulnerabilities affect us all

Dr Paulo Garcia from Carleton University in Canada discusses in The Conversation  the three reasons why hardware is inherently unsafe and how, with the rise of the Internet of Things, a stamp of security will provide a competitive edge. A few weeks ago, Bloomberg reported that China was spying on American tech firms, including Apple…

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Bupa fined £175k by ICO

The ICO has fined Bupa Insurance Services Ltd (Bupa) £175,000 for failing to have effective security measures in place to protect customers’ personal information. The data breach was discovered in June 2017 when customer data was being offered for sale on the dark web. The report found that a rogue employee, one of 20 employees…

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Secure South West 11 event – access to cyber security expertise locally

SSW11 – The University of Plymouth are hosting the Eleventh Secure South West  event on the 24th October 2018 where academic and industry experts share data and cyber security knowledge with organisations in the South West This free event has gained significant traction within the South West region as it offers an amazing diversity of…

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Check your E-commerce website for malicious JavaScript

Increase in malicious JavaScript attack on E-commerce websites. If you are running a website that takes credit card payments and have integrated a shopping cart – please take note: A relatively simple technique, that has been around for many years has suddenly been seen to be on the increase. The technique allows the injection of…

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Securious Roz featured in Insight magazine

The September edition of Insight, the Exeter Initiative for Science and Technology (EXIST) magazine, features a day in the life of Roz Woodward, discussing Cyber Security in Exeter and the South West Cyber Security Cluster. Securious specialises in cyber security compliance and is based at the Science Park Centre in Exeter, Devon. Roz Woodward, a…

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Cyber Security: – shouldn’t be news – servers need regular patching

You should patch your server at least every thirty days…not only to achieve your Cyber Essentials Plus requirement once a year The benefits of the Government backed Cyber Essentials scheme as a first step to cyber security for your business are shared by the National Cyber Security Centre, The Information Commissioners Office and Devon and Cornwall…

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British Airways card breach – a sophisticated attack?

British Airways reported that it had experienced a “sophisticated, malicious criminal attack” on its website and App resulting in its customers full credit card details being stolen between 21 August and 5th September.  We explore how sophisticated this attack was, given the mandatory controls required to be Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)…

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