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Police Data Protection Webinar to repeat!

Following the success of our inaugural Police Data Protection webinar this week, we have decided to run it again in the Spring. This webinar looks at harmonising what can appear to be conflicting police data management requirements to get good outcomes and build great practices that support frontline policing and improve security resilience. We are […]

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Data on 500k “Vulnerable People” Compromised in Red Cross Cyber-Attack

Charities and humanitarian organisations are becoming “highly attractive” targets due to the sensitive data they hold. Information on more than half a million people has been exposed following a “sophisticated” cyber-attack onthe International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). In a statement on 19th January, the Committee confirmed the cyber-attack, which targeted and compromised an […]

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New laws proposed to boost UK business cyber security

New laws have been proposed that would help boost the UK’s resilience from cyber attack, following a rise in incidents targeting national infrastructure around the world. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has unveiled plans to bolster security standards across the country, including improving the way firms report cyber security incidents and […]

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Europol Data Pool Must be Deleted, Says EU Watchdog

The vast trove of data at its disposal put Europol at the heart of a major 21st century debate – the importance of privacy versus security. The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) has ordered Europol to delete a major reserve of data gathered from criminal investigations. Europol, the law enforcement agency for the European Union, […]

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REvil ransomware gang arrested in Russia

REvil ransomware gang arrested in Russia Authorities in Russia say they have dismantled the ransomware crime group REvil and charged several of its members. The United States had offered a reward of up to $10m (£7.3m) for information leading to the gang members, following ransomware attacks. Russia’s intelligence bureau FSB said the group had “ceased […]

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Banks accused of neglecting customer security measures

Many UK retail banks are leaving their customers exposed to fraud by neglecting to implement website protections and allowing users to set laughably insecure passwords to use their online services, according to consumer rights organisation Which?. Which?’s investigation, conducted with assistance from security firm 6point6, tested the online and mobile app security of the UK’s […]

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Hackers exploit Google Docs comment feature in new phishing campaign

This is an appealing technique for attackers whose malicious messages are delivered by Google Attackers are abusing the comment feature in Google Docs to deliver malicious links to unsuspecting users, a new analysis by researchers at Check Point-owned Avanan has revealed. In a detailed report published on Thursday, the researchers said they had noticed the […]

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Supply chain: A data dependent future, means knowing your suppliers as well as you know your customers.

From the Advent IM Head of Client Development, Derek Willins. Delighting your customers and stakeholders is the foundation of all commerce. But how to do this, continually changes. For example, for the last few years and particularly since covid struck, ‘digital transformation’ has accelerated amongst most organisations. Digital transformation is about making everything you do […]

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