GDPR

Advice for charities taking credit card payments

By Roz Woodward / July 16, 2018 / Comments Off on Advice for charities taking credit card payments

See also: Advice for businesses taking credit card payments  Credit cards are a faster, simpler payment option for charities to facilitate donations. Using credit cards, however, does require additional security measures to be put in place. It is mandatory for charities which process credit cards to comply with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard…

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Data Breach at Ticketmaster

By Roz Woodward / June 27, 2018 / Comments Off on Data Breach at Ticketmaster

Ticketmaster are warning that customers personal data and payment information may have been accessed by an unknown  third-party. The breach was identified by Ticketmaster on the 23rd June 2018 and customers who may have been affected by the security breach have been contacted.  This includes customers who may have bought tickets, or attempted to buy…

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Securious Team celebrate qualifications

By Roz Woodward / June 19, 2018 / Comments Off on Securious Team celebrate qualifications

Securious are building an amazing team. Our commitment to our staff  includes an opportunity to gain industry recognised qualifications as part of their career development. In the last twelve months we have had the privilege of working with Kai and Rebecca from Plymouth University during a work placement year. We wanted to ensure they gained…

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Dixons Carphone Breach involving 1.2m customers details and 5.9m payment cards.

By Roz Woodward / June 13, 2018 / Comments Off on Dixons Carphone Breach involving 1.2m customers details and 5.9m payment cards.

In January 2018 Carphone Warehouse received a £400,000 fine as a result of a breach in 2015, six months later Dixons Carphone is reporting that it has suffered another incident. Dixons Carphone have issued a statement saying that they are currently investigating breach which indicates that there was an attempt to compromise 5.9 million cards…

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

By Roz Woodward / May 21, 2018 / Comments Off on 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

By Roz Woodward / April 29, 2018 / Comments Off on 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

By Roz Woodward / April 15, 2018 / Comments Off on 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

By Roz Woodward / February 12, 2018 / Comments Off on 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

By Roz Woodward / January 2, 2018 / Comments Off on 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

By Roz Woodward / July 17, 2017 / Comments Off on 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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