Data protection

Ponemon Institute And IBM Reveal The Disturbing Cost Of A Data Breach

Ponemon Institute in partnership with IBM has recently launched the 2018 Cost of Data Breach report. It comes with a corresponding calculator to give companies a close estimate of the possible business cost if they become a victim of a data breach or security attack. Cost of Data Breach is a yearly report released publicly,

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These Simple Lessons Could Prevent The Loss Of Your Data

The recent implementation of GDPR and the race for increased corporate compliance with issues of privacy has generated a lot of noise in the cybersecurity industry, most of which stems from a lack of overall understanding about the new measures—and what they mean for the future of online business. An article recently published by Motherboard suggests

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How Is The GDPR Redefining The SME Business World?

Europe has blazed the trail for improved protection of global consumer data, regardless of the owner’s nationality—an effort now known as the GDPR. While it’s true the internet has no real national boundaries and is agnostic of regional policies, companies affected by the new mandate are realizing they must map out some solutions for the

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What’s All The Fuss About Protecting Your Private Data?

With over 4 billion users, no one can deny that we’re now living in the golden age of the Internet. We use the internet to get information, interact with other users, manage our bank accounts, and so on. But with the continuously rising volume of internet usage comes the increasing number of online attacks. What’s

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Is The GDPR’s Hefty Penalty Forcing Ransomware Victims To Pay Up?

Experts and authorities typically discourage companies under threat of ransomware from paying the crypto fees requested to release their encrypted data. But this common response may soon become a thing of the past as fresh EU legislation that took effect last month, now known as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), will leverage hefty fines

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Understanding The European Union’s GDPR Policy

The European Union (EU) started enforcing the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) last May 25, driven by the goal of fostering a global culture of promoting privacy as a right and not just as a privilege. Global companies are now choosing to adopt a unified GDPR-compliant Terms of Service, instead of implementing a separate GDPR-friendly

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The University of Greenwich Suffered A Breach And A Heavy Fine

The University of Greenwich has suffered a data breach, following which the Information Commissioner has imposed a fine of £120,000 ($160,000) upon the University; the breach involved the personal data of almost 20,000 people. A release from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) says- “The University of Greenwich has been fined £120,000 by the Information Commissioner

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Europe Union Strengthens Policies Over Data Protection

The Internet holds most of the consumer’s data. When a consumer decided to log-in all of his information on his smartphone or laptop, several other devices, social media, banks, or the government (also known as entities) can acquire his/her private information. To both public or private entities, the consumer’s information can be exposed. In many

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Strengthen Your Email Security With These Tips

After his team of computer security researchers from the IT Security Lab of Munster University in Germany discovered a set of vulnerabilities on software PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) and S/MIME (Secure/Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions), professor Sabastian Schinzel warned the users of those encryption applications to immediately disable and delete them. Schinzel’s research group dubbed the

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