Government and financial sectors top targets for cyber attacks

07 June 2017

Of the IoT attacks detected in 2016, two thirds were attempting to discover specific devices.

Of the IoT attacks detected in 2016, two thirds were attempting to discover specific devices.

Cyber attacks on governments around the world doubled in 2016, increasing from seven per cent in 2015 to 14 per cent.

Attacks on the finance sector also rose from just three per cent in 2015 to four per cent of all attacks in 2016. 

The manufacturing sector came in at third place at 13 per cent, while the retail sector, which topped the list of all cyber security attacks on all sectors in 2015, moved down into fourth place (11 per cent).

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BSI updates data protection standard to address growing threats to personal information

07 June 2017

The BSI’s Anne Hayes says adoption of the new standard will provide confidence that organisations are taking data security seriously.

Among the changes from the 2009 version of BS 10012 is a new definition of personal and sensitive data.

BSI (British Standards Institution) has updated its specifications for data protection.

The business standards company developed BS 10012:2017 to provide best practice guidance for leaders responsible for the management of personal information systems.

Changes from the 2009 version of BS 10012 include a new definition of personal and sensitive data; restrictions on profiling using personal data; and new administrative requirements for data privacy officers.

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Blockchain promises enhanced data and transaction security for early adopters

26 May 2017

Blockchain technology presents a unique opportunity to transform how businesses and the public interact with one another in an increasingly globalised age where cyber security remains a major concern, according to a BSI study. 

Although it is still in its nascent stages, the business standards company says the technology’s potential to improve resilience and security in transactional systems and supply chains will likely be of great interest to all organisations.

The BSI explains that blockchain refers to a type of database spread over multiple locations which can be used like a digital ledger to record and manage transactions.

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Gigya launches programme to help clients prepare for GDPR

26 May 2017

The GDPR takes effect in May 2018 and applies to all organisations around the world that do business with EU citizens.

The GDPR takes effect in May 2018 and applies to all organisations around the world that do business with EU citizens.

Gigya has launched a programme to help clients prepare for the EU’s upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

The US-headquartered customer identity management specialist says its Privacy by Design programme will offer customised evaluation and implementation services.

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