Massive surge in highly paid data protection jobs as GDPR looms

09 April 2018

The imminent overhaul of data protection rules has created a jobs boom for data protection officers (DPOs), according to online recruitment agency Indeed.

With just weeks to go until the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes live, Indeed says it has tracked a 709 per cent surge in the number of vacancies for data protection officers since the rules were ratified nearly two years ago.

Find out more

Carphone Warehouse hit with huge fine for data security breach

10 January 2018

The retailer’s computer systems were compromised following a cyber attack in 2015.

The retailer’s computer systems were compromised following a cyber attack in 2015.

Carphone Warehouse has been fined £400,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office for what was described as “serious failings” that placed customer and employee data at risk.

The retailer was issued with the penalty after one of its computer systems was compromised as a result of a cyber attack in 2015.

Find out more

New cyber security service to boost NHS protection

03 January 2018

A new £20m project aims to boost data security across the NHS.

NHS Digital’s Security Operations Centre (SOC) will provide enhanced and ongoing monitoring of national systems and services, and also offer specific guidance to local health and care organisations.

The monitoring service will analyse threat intelligence from multiple sources and share this together with remediation advice.

Find out more
BSI revises standard for information security risk

03 January 2018

Anne Hayes

Anne Hayes

BSI has revised BS 7799-3, its guidance standard for information security risk management systems.

Notable changes include conformity to the latest version of ISO 2700, the internationally recognised standard which covers requirements for IT security techniques and infosec management systems.

BS 7799-3 provides guidance on defining, applying, maintaining and evaluating risk management processes in ISO 27001’s infosec context.

Find out more