Month: April 2018

New GDPR rules could see reported data breaches soaring

data breaches expected to soar with introduction of new gdpr rules

Data breaches are soaring, and only better cybersecurity and improved data protection training and protocols is going to stop the crisis worsening.

Almost every day we are seeing yet another breach somewhere around the world. With cyber-criminals getting smarter, and with many investing their ill-gotten gains back into their “business” to create more powerful tools, something needs to be done.

The new GDPR rules coming into force next month may be the catalyst needed for organisations to take cybersecurity more seriously.
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The wealth of data on social media platforms like Facebook is a gift to cyber criminals

social media scammers

It isn’t just data from hacks and breaches that can give a criminal enough information to scam you; it can also be the wealth of data on social media platforms like Facebook that they use as well.

Sometimes, for a person to become a victim of fraud or identity theft, it can come down to a case of a cyber-criminal being able to obtain enough information about a person from various sources. One source could be from a hack or breach – which could from large-scale breaches such as telecommunications providers or dating websites. This can then be combined with another data source which we willingly put out there on the internet for all to see… On social media sites for example.
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Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) looks at the key GDPR points over international data transfer

new gdpr rules for international data transfer

Greater restrictions are set to be in place for the international transfer of data when the new GDPR comes into force next month. Current legislation already imposes restrictions and caveats on data transferred outside the EU, but the new changes are set to ensure that the additional protection GDPR allows for is not undermined outside of Europe.

In an increasingly globalised society, it’s easy for data to be fired around the world in a matter of seconds, but data moved outside of the UK cannot be allowed to be more vulnerable.
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