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Firm Fined for Making Record 146 Million Nuisance Calls

Dirwy o £350,000 i gwmni am wneud 146 miliwn o alwadau niwsans – y nifer fwyaf erioed A company behind a record high 146 million illegal calls about PPI has been fined £350,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). People…
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Enterprise compliance with PCI DSS is up, says Verizon

Verizon has some good news and some bad news about organizations' compliance with PCI DSS. In its 2017 "Payment Security Report," Verizon analyzed the "compliance patterns and control failures" of organizations subject to PCI DSS. The report…
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Firms Still Struggling with PCI DSS Compliance

Despite the wave of costly data breaches over the last few years, nearly half of global firms that accept plastic are still failing to meet Payment Cards Industry (PCI) security standards, according to a report from Verizon. While overall…
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Equifax Announces Cybersecurity Incident

Equifax Inc. (NYSE: EFX) today announced a cybersecurity incident potentially impacting approximately 143 million U.S. consumers. Criminals exploited a U.S. website application vulnerability to gain access to certain files. Based on the…
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Firms face £17m fine if they fail to protect against hackers

Firms could face fines of up to £17m or 4% of global turnover if they fail to protect themselves from cyber-attacks, the government has warned. The crackdown is aimed at making sure essential services such as water, energy, transport and health…
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Blancco on the GDPR

How Does Blancco Help Organizations Comply with the EU General Data Protection Regulation? On May 25, 2018, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect throughout Europe, and any global business that handles information…
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ICO publishes International Strategy

The ICO has published its first ever International Strategy to help it meet overseas data protection challenges including increased globalism, changing technology, GDPR and Brexit. The strategy aims to enhance privacy protection for the…
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Warning to SMEs as firm fined £60,000

Small and medium sized businesses are being warned to take note as a company which suffered a cyber attack is fined £60,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). An investigation by the ICO found Berkshire-based Boomerang…
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Getting Ready for GDPR

Getting prepared for the GDPR to come into force can be daunting.  Here's a useful link from the ICO to help you self-assess where you may need to make changes... GDPR Self-assessment. CSI have a range of services to help you comply.…
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Preparing for the GDPR - 12 Steps to Take Now

This checklist highlights 12 steps you can take now to prepare for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which will apply from 25 May 2018. Many of the GDPR’s main concepts and principles are much the same as those in the current…