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Yahoo! UK fined £250k for data breach involving 500,000 customer details

Yahoo! UK Services Limited has been fined £250,000 as a result of serious inadequacies in technical and organisational controls which lead to 515,121 customer details being stolen. The Customer details included user names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords and encrypted and unencrypted security questions. The personal details were removed from the…

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Cyber security for manufacturers – preparing for the 4th Industrial Revolution

The EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, has just published an industry report”Cyber Security for Manufacturing” which details the issues facing manufacturing in their readiness to prepare for the 4th Industrial Revolution and digitalisation. The report highlights that some manufacturing businesses are missing opportunities because they are concerned about cyber security vulnerabilities which prevents them from investing…

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Minimum level of cyber security yet to be achieved by SW’s largest businesses

Government’s minimum level of cyber security accreditation is yet to be achieved by bulk of South West’s large businesses Securious have carried out new research which has revealed that fewer than 5% of the region’s largest businesses have achieved Cyber Essentials, the minimum level of cyber security compliance set out by the Government. Cyber Essentials…

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DPIAs – protecting data at the design stage

Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIAs) are now mandatory in most cases under GDPR when designing or modifying a process that involves Personal Identifiable Information (PII). DPIAs are now a crucial process for demonstrating to the Supervisory Body (the ICO for the UK) that an organisation has done everything it can to ensure that data is…

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GDPR compliance – an ongoing journey

GDPR is now well and truly established on the agenda for 2018 with the regulations coming into force on 25th May 2018, but it is important to understand that compliance with the new regulation requires ongoing work beyond this date rather than just a single point of time. The Information Commissioner, Elizabeth Denham, highlighted in…

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Learn why a simple penetration test could have avoided a £60k fine

The ICO has issued a £60,000 fine to Boomerang Video Ltd after it suffered a cyber attack. By Roz Woodward An investigation by the ICO found the Berkshire-based company failed to take basic steps to stop its website being attacked. The ICO found that the company had failed to carry out regular penetration tests which should have…

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