0 Have your say THE rising number of high profile data security breaches helped to boost revenues at ECSC, the Yorkshire firm which protects more than 200 blue chip firms from cyber criminals. The Bradford-based company helps to foil cyber attacks which could wreck a client’s finances and reputation. Over the last year, its prospects have been improved by a number of external factors, including the introduction of General Data Protection Regulations, which place strict rules on how personal data is handled by businesses and organisations.The company said that the “continued incidence of high-profile cyber security breaches” and the growing boardroom awareness of the menace posed by cyber crime had also helped to boost its fortunes.Ian Mann, the chief executive of ECSC, said that GDPR was a “slow burner” and many firms did not realise they had a cyber security problem until they suffered a breach.In 2018, ECSC group’s organic … [Read more...] about Cyber security firm ECSC protects the big names from data breaches that could destroy their reputations
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It was supposed to be one of the things that a divided Minnesota Legislature could pass quickly, an example of bipartisan agreement that might be hard to come by as the session progressed. Instead, the issue known by the acronym HAVA has become just something else for Republicans and the DFL to fight over, even if there doesn’t appear to be obvious partisan or philosophical differences over the issue — not a good sign for the bipartisanship that leaders say they’re striving for. HAVA stands for the Help America Vote Act, a piece of federal legislation that includes money to boost cyber security — think Russian hacking attacks — for the states. A deal in the Minnesota Legislature to accept the money was agreed to in 2018, but it fell victim to larger battles, as the large omnibus bill it was included in was vetoed by then-Gov. Mark Dayton. This year, it was listed by both Democrats and Republicans as an example of something that could pass quickly as … [Read more...] about Why a fight at the Minnesota Capitol over election security money doesn’t bode well for a productive legislative session
Bernard Matthews has suffered a suspected cyber security attack. Picture: ANTONY KELLY Archant Norfolk 2017 Bernard Matthews has suffered a suspected cyber security attack, with the account details of 200 employees being compromised. The turkey producer has made staff aware of the suspected hack. A spokesman said: “After being first alerted by our bank, we reported the incident to the relevant authorities and put in place extra security measures, as well as offering additional security advice to those affected.“We continue to monitor the situation closely, but we are not aware colleagues have been affected any further.”MORE: Could a Jamie Oliver rescue deal see the restaurant stay?The company is a major employer in Norfolk and Suffolk, with a workforce of more than 1,300, including at its plant at Holton, near Halesworth, and its headquarters at Great Witchingham.The business has been through a difficult time in recent years, coming close to collapse in 2013.In … [Read more...] about Bank details of hundreds of Bernard Matthews employees stolen in cyber attack
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Technology Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Technology | Did Australia Poke a Hole in Your Phone’s Security? Supported by ByNellie Bowles Jan. 22, 2019 SYDNEY, Australia — A new law in Australia gives law enforcement authorities the power to compel tech-industry giants like Apple to create tools that would circumvent the encryption built into their products. The law, the Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Act 2018, applies only to tech products used or sold in Australia. But its impact could be global: If Apple were to build a so-called back door for iPhones sold in Australia, the authorities in other countries, including the United States, could force the company to use that same tool to assist their investigations. The Australian law went into effect last month. It is one of the most assertive … [Read more...] about Did Australia Poke a Hole in Your Phone’s Security?
By Andrea Shalal BERLIN (Reuters) - German officials are racing to bolster cyber security after a far-reaching data breach carried out by a 20-year-old student laid bare the vulnerability of Europe’s largest economy ahead of a critical European Parliament election in May. Officials say they are anxious to close security gaps and raise awareness ahead of the upcoming election, where voters from across the European Union will choose lawmakers for the parliament, amid concerns that foreign powers or right-wing forces could seek to manipulate the election. "We have to think about preventive measures," Interior Minister Horst Seehofer told Reuters. German authorities have said an unnamed student who lived with his parents had confessed to one of Germany’s biggest data breaches, that involved leaking personal data and documents of about 1,000 people, including Chancellor Merkel and other politicians and high-profile individuals. "If it was so easy to break into accounts that a … [Read more...] about Germany seeks to bolster cyber defences ahead of European Parliament election