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.

UK businesses lagging behind Germany and France in risk awareness

Business leaders in Germany and France are more aware of digital risks than the ones in the UK, according to new findings. According to a report from international law firm Gowling WLG, UK respondents identified between two and 25 per cent less risk than their counterparts in France and Germany, for each risk area that was […]

Recovering from a data breach costs more in the UK than elsewhere

A business in the UK would need to spend over £1 million to recover from a security breach, new research has claimed. Read about the new 2017 Risk:Value report from NTT Group which reveals that United Kingdom businesses have to shell out more for data breach than the global average on IT Pro Portal.

A UK business will spend more than £1m recovering from a data breach

A UK business would have to spend £1.1m on average to recover from a breach – more than the global average of £1m. An NTT Security study of 1,350 non-IT business decision makers across 11 countries, 200 of which are from the UK, also reveals that respondents anticipate it would take, on average, almost three months […]