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Not all data backups are created equal.
The cyber-threat landscape is ever evolving, and undoubtedly one of the biggest current threats is ransomware. Ransomware is a type of malicious software that threatens to publish the victim’s data, or perpetually block access to it, unless a ransom is paid. For modern organizations who rely on data to operate and thrive, this kind of attack can be catastrophic. A recent global report from Sophos found that the average cost of paying a ransom was $1.4 million, or $730,000 in equivalent loss of revenue owing to downtime should they choose not to.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, over the past 18 months global working habits have changed considerably. With the outbreak in the UK starting at the beginning of 2020, orders to stay at home were given across the country. As businesses rushed to implement strategies that would allow them to continue operations, cloud adoption and remote working accelerated at unprecedented rates.
Health organizations are working hard to safely leverage patient data across the care continuum to improve outcomes.
2020 was a whirlwind for privacy — with a pandemic, the invalidation of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield brought about by the “Schrems II” ruling, and the state of California continues to push privacy regulation to the forefront in the U.S., the importance of data protection continues to grow globally 2021 continues.
Leveraging sensitive data to deliver insights and product innovation is more important to running a profitable bank than ever before. This increased demand for sensitive data is creating a strain on existing processes as regulations continue to restrict how and for what personal data can be used.
Traditional data protection is sinking under the perfect storm of constant data change, accelerating data speed, and surging data volume—and the customer backlash is rising.
Organizations across the globe have experienced incident and data breaches for the past 10 years. What has changed significantly during this time is the regulatory scrutiny, the public nature of breaches and the emerging private right of action supported by very strong privacy advocacy groups.
IT Security teams are looking for a holistic approach to solving today’s data security challenges, with a data security platform that enables them to identify and protect sensitive data wherever it resides, using a comprehensive set of data protection mechanisms and centralized policy and key management.
Before Covid-19, home working was on the rise anyway. Will the shift to home-working created by the virus crisis create a permanent shift, and if so, what will that mean for business, the economy, climate change and for that seldom discussed aspiration: the quality of life?
The Shred-it’s Ninth Annual Data Protection Report identifies the insights, opinions and practices of data protection among Small Business Owners (SBOs), C-Suite Executives and the public.
With GDPR now adopted into EU law, we speak to Steve Sands, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and Data Protection Officer (DPO) at Synectics Solutions to highlight how it differs from the Data Protection Act, and the implications for business.
Video-sharing platform Tik Tok has announced changes aimed at improving privacy and safety for teens.
Classification, checklists and practical tips for the correct approach to cookies and other web technologies.
A round-up of fundraising and business deals from the privacy, data protection and cybersecurity sectors in November and December 2020.
Vehicles are now entertainment, communications and productivity hubs, connected to both the internet and their surroundings – so automotive cyber security is increasingly essential, writes Alexander Moiseev