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IBM Workers Banned From Using USB Sticks

Staff at IBM have been banned from using removable memory devices such as USB sticks, SD cards and flash drives. The possibility of "financial and reputational" damage if staff lost or misused the devices prompted the decision, reported The…
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Australian Bank Lost Data of 20m Accounts

Australia's Commonwealth Bank has admitted losing the bank records of almost 20 million people. Names, addresses, account numbers and statements were stored on two magnetic tapes which were meant to be destroyed by a subcontractor in 2016. But…
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How to Backup and Erase Your iPad/iPhone

Making a back up via your iPad or iPhone: 1 - Connect your device to Wi-Fi. 2 - Plug your device into a power source. 3 - Go to Settings. 4 - Select your account at the top of the settings menu. (see below image) 5 - Select…
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Equifax Finds More Victims of 2017 Breach

The massive data breach suffered by credit-rating company Equifax hit more people than previously thought, the company has reported. In September last year Equifax said it had discovered that 145 million US customers may have had their information…
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Aadhaar: 'Leak' in World's Biggest Database Worries Indians

Indian officials in charge of a controversial biometric identity scheme have filed a police complaint after a report that citizens' personal details were being sold for as little as 500 rupees ($7.8;£5.8) online. The Unique Identification…
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Oxford & Cambridge Club Members Face Hard Disk Theft

Members of an exclusive club restricted to selected graduates of Oxford and Cambridge universities are being warned that computer data containing their personal details is feared stolen. The Sunday Telegraph reported that the club believed a…
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Secure Sanitisation of Storage Media

Why sanitisation is necessary, the risks to manage, and how to sanitise affordably. This guidance is suitable for any organisation wishing to ensure that their data held on storage media can not be read by unauthorised…
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Recycled E-waste Adds to Cybersecurity Concerns

Electronic waste, or e-waste, incites more than an environmental crisis, as most disposed hardware still leaves unsecured traces of data linked back to its former owner, according to a Fortune report. Improper destruction of recycled devices…
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All New CSI Lifecycle Client Portal

We have a new addition to our website!  We are pleased to offer our clients online access to their very own portal, allowing them to book and track each stage of a secure collection, data destruction and more.  A portfolio of assets received…
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Council Fined £70,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office

A council has been fined £70,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for leaving vulnerable people’s personal information exposed online for five years. The Data Protection Act requires organisations to take appropriate measures…