NIST’s new password rules – what you need to know

August 31, 2016|Security Features

It’s no secret. We’re really bad at passwords. Nevertheless, they aren’t going away any time soon.

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Hackers Claim to Auction Data They Stole From NSA-Linked Spies

August 29, 2016|Security Features

THE NSA’S ELITE teams of hackers have for years made it their mission to silently compromise computer systems around the globe. Now one group of anonymous hackers claims to have executed a counter-hack with none of the same discretion: They’ve brazenly announced the theft of a collection of files they say belonged to an NSA-linked spy group. And they’re auctioning those files off to the highest bidder.

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Social Engineering – The Art of Deception


Anyone who works in data security or somehow relies upon the same will have become accustomed to hearing new buzz-words and terms as they emerge, trend and finish their popular lifecycle. One such term, however, which has maintained or even increased in prevalence is: "social engineering". Any time someone aims to manipulate the psychology and / or actions of others via social or ‘connectivity’ tools, they’re engaged in social engineering.

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The Data Protection Officer

August 24, 2016|Elizabeth K. Dunne


I’ve been asking recently about how large banks, utilities and organisations engaged in processing EU personal data are going to deal with the behemoth of the GDPR in 2018 – the Data Protection Officer. The response: we’ll deal with it in 2018.

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The CISO Insomniac: What’s Keeping Them Awake at Night?

August 18, 2016|Security Features

There has never been a tougher time to be a Chief Information Security Officer. Regulatory changes across the EU have led to the introduction of much more stringent controls on how businesses should manage the customer data they collect. And any organisation that suffers a data breach will be subject to a far larger financial penalty than before – something that no CISO wants to preside over.

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Getting Ready for the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation? Learn, Think and Prepare

August 16, 2016|Security Features

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been adopted and goes into effect on May 25, 2018. That may not feel soon to some, but given the complexity and nuances of the regulation, that date really is just around the corner.

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How to Avoid Common Healthcare Data Security Challenges

August 11, 2016|Security Features

Healthcare data security threats represent social, governmental and operational challenges, with potential financial, privacy and reputational costs.

PHI cyber theft is on the rise.

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Data Protection From The Inside Out

August 09, 2016|Security Features

How Companies Should Prepare For Europe’s New Cybersecurity Rules

August 04, 2016|Security Features


Cyber attacks aren’t just an IT problem.

Cyber breaches have dominated the headlines in the United States, with public companies, government agencies, universities, and now even political parties reporting attacks. No sector has been spared. Gazing across the Atlantic, however, the landscape appears dramatically and blissfully different. Virtually no large European company has publicly acknowledged a cyber breach. Is there an Iron Dome or magnetic force field protecting Europe against cyber attacks?

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