Data Protection Bill needs changing to help data breach victims, says Which?

Victims of a data breach may soon be able to seek compensation for their losses thanks to a new watchdog campaign.Consumer rights champion Which? has called on the UK government to amend the Data Protection Bill, currently under parliamentary discussion in order to ensure that organisations such as itself are able to fight for the […]

Data protection: How will customers react to new legislation?

Read  Daniel Golding’s article about how the proposed United Kingdom Data Protection Bill will affect consumers on IT Pro Portal : The Data Protection Bill passed its second reading in the House of Lords on the 10th October. With the Bill now making its way through UK Parliament ahead of the introduction of the General […]

What does the UK’s Data Protection Bill mean for businesses?

The UK recently published the final version of a law to replace its current data security and privacy rules. The Data Protection Bill (DPB) will allow UK businesses to continue doing business with the EU post-Brexit. The DPB should provide a relatively easy transition for businesses gearing up for the forthcoming EU legislation. Read how […]

PwC: UK Firms in the Dark Over Cyber-Attacks

UK organizations are unprepared for cyber-attacks, lack visibility into threats and aren’t doing enough to collaborate internally and externally, according to PwC. The professional services giant’s Global State of Information Security Survey 2018 polled 560 executives from UK companies and public sector organizations of all sizes. Read about the new report by PwC which reveals that […]

Cybersecurity as big a challenge as counterterrorism, says spy chief

Defending against cyberattacks is as big a challenge for the UK as protecting against terrorism, according to the director of GCHQ. “If GCHQ is to continue to help keep the country safe, then protecting the digital homeland — keeping our citizens safe and free online — must become and remain as much part of our mission […]

Defending against cyber attacks is now just as important as the fight against terror – GCHQ

The front page of the Telegraph this morning reports that keeping the UK safe from cyber attacks is now as important as fighting terrorism, according to the head of the intelligence monitoring service GCHQ. Read why United Kingdom’s spy service, GCHQ says that defending against cyber attacks is now just as important as the fight […]

38% of small businesses spend next to nothing on cyber security

A survey conducted by Duo Security in partnership with YouGov has revealed that the readiness of small businesses in the UK to tackle cyber threats is alarmingly low. Read about the new report by Duo Security and YouGov which reveals that 38 percent of United Kingdom small and medium businesses dont have any cyber security […]

UK small businesses are flirting with the “security poverty line”

A third of UK small businesses are risking their online safety by operating at or below the “security poverty line,” according to new research from Duo Security. The cybersecurity company partnered with YouGov to survey 1,0009 senior decision makers across the UK to determine how much they are spending on cybersecurity. Read about the new report […]

Do UK organisations have the right skills to deal with cyber threats?

Findings from business continuity and disaster recovery provider, Databarracks, uncovered the security and business continuity practices of UK organisations over the last year, and what they expect to change in the next 12 months. Read about the new report by Databarracks which reveals that only 53% of organisations in United Kingdom feel confident in the abilities […]

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 […]