Some U.K. pharma firms decline to report data breaches, survey

A survey of more than 400 U.K. IT professionals in the U.K. pharmaceutical business found many do not report data breaches, in many cases because they do not know how. Read about the new study by Crown Records Management which found 23 percent respondents purposefully chose not to disclose data breach to their senior management […]

Nearly 70% of UK firms have no staff training for cyber attacks, figures show

More than two-thirds of Britain’s biggest businesses have admitted staff lack training to deal with the growing threat of cyber attacks, new research has shown. Top companies and charities have been told to do more to protect themselves from online threats after a Government survey of leading firms found one in 10 FTSE 350 companies had […]

Calls for UK boards to be better educated on cyber threats

The latest government cyber governance health check and a survey of the UK’s top 350 companies have revealed that more than two-thirds of boards have not received training to deal with a cyber incident, but this is no surprise, according to security commentators. Read about the latest United Kingdom government cyber governance health check which […]

UK Retail Data Breach Incidents Double in a Year

The number of UK retailers experiencing data breaches has doubled over the past year, according to new stats shared by law firm RPC. The City-based firm claimed that the number of breaches reported to data protection watchdog the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) increased from just 19 in 2015/16 to 38 in 2016/17. Read about the new […]

UK to criminalize re-identifying anonymized personal data

A major update to the UK’s data protection rules will place new requirements and responsibilities on companies that process users’ personal data, including by making it easier for consumers to withdraw consent their data to be processed; view what data is held on them for free; ask for their data to be deleted; and move […]

WannaCry Fallout: 80% Of Brits More Worried About How Organisations Store Their Data Following Latest Attacks

New research by leading information security company Clearswift shows how attitudes to cyber security have changed in the boardroom and among staff in the wake of the recent WannaCry attack, surveying 600 business decision makers and 1,200 employees across the UK, US, Germany and Australia. Read about the new report by Clearswift which reveals that  […]

Tech firms could face huge fines under new data breach laws

Under measures in the Data Protection Bill companies could be fined £17m or 4% of their global turnover – whichever is higher – for breaches. The new proposals are designed to give citizens more control over their data with strict rules on how it can be held and used. Read more about the new data protect […]

Fewer than one in five SMEs prepared for security threats

Fewer than one in five UK SMEs have assessed their exposure to security threats, despite rising threats and recent high-profile cyber attacks, according to a new report. In research by Arthur J. Gallagher, 44 per cent of small- and medium-sized businesses said they expect to face some kind of threat in the next 12 to 18 […]

WannaCry Fallout: 80% Of Brits More Worried About How Organisations Store Their Data Following Latest Attacks

New research by leading information security company Clearswift shows how attitudes to cyber security have changed in the boardroom and among staff in the wake of the recent WannaCry attack, surveying 600 business decision makers and 1,200 employees across the UK, US, Germany and Australia. Read about the new report by Clearswift which reveals that 58% of United […]

Healthcare data breaches in England

According to Accenture’s survey of 1,000 consumers in England one-in-eight (13 per cent) consumers in England have had their personal medical information stolen from technology systems. Read about the new report by Accenture which reveals that 13 percent healthcare consumers of England have had their personal information stolen on News Medical.