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Every few months or so, there is a breach penalty which stands out among others. In this instance, it is the Dixons Carphone, which has been the recipient of a £500,000 fine in response to exposing the details of 5.6 million payment cards.

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Every so often there is a seismic change in the IT security industry that creates a new benchmark upon which everything is measured. One such case of late, is an area that has remained unchanged for the large part of two decades – B2B file transfer.

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The festive season is nearly upon us; and while you might be dreaming about cookies of the sugary and Christmas themed type, European judges have other ideas. The other type of cookie – and most likely the more frequent – are those used on websites to store small amounts of information on our local endpoints to assist with functionality.

Picture a heist. Picture that heist involving a hundred million people or more. Picture how that may look; imagine how that might sound. You’d be forgiven for imagining simultaneous full-scale bank robberies with alarms blaring and guns blazing, but this isn’t what heists look like anymore. Heists are silent. Heists hit millions, even billions, at one time from one remote location.

SECaaS AttentionTop 4 SECaaS trends

As the use of cloud technology continues to thunder along, it has given rise to a number of new industries and opportunities for IT teams globally. One example of this is the use of cloud-based security solutions - hosted by a provider and usually sold on a flexible subscription license.

IoT Risks

We have all heard of hacked baby monitors, transport ticket machines infected with ransomware and internet connected vehicles being hacked. But, what does this have to do with enterprise networks?

With the McKinsey Global Institute estimating that 127 new IoT devices are added to the internet every second; and Gemalto reporting that only 33% of IT teams believing they have control over IoT devices on their networks, it feels as though a storm is brewing.

SECaaS Attention

After working in this industry for over a decade, you very quickly get used to “the next big thing”. Sometimes it is no more than a storm in a teacup which peaks the attention of marketers but nobody else; other times it goes on to define the next few years (sometimes longer) of IT strategy and discussion.

SECaaS seems to be in the latter category - and there are two reasons why I think that is the case.

GDPR Bites British Airways with a Potential Fine of £183 million fr Last Years Data Breach-1

So here we are. At that juncture which we have all be expecting, where warning and preparation meet reality. The GDPR has delivered intention of its first astronomical penalty value, with British Airways in its cross-hairs, to the tune of £183 million.

After last years high-profile data breach, it was expected that British Airways would be made an example of; and what an example it is.

5 Things All The Best Incident Response Plans Include

We are often told that security is a game of when, not if - data breaches and cyber attacks for a long time have not been a roll of the dice but instead, a ticking clock. Cybercrime is such a lucrative and somewhat untraceable activity that the cross-hairs do not discriminate.