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How Secure is Your Cloud? [Infographic]

54% of US firms now employ some form of cloud computing, but there is a huge variation among IT managers when it comes to awareness of the security issues associated with cloud computing, and how to address them. Here’s a recent infographic compiled by Dell which presents some recent research on attitudes and awareness among IT […]

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Concern over Proposals to Fine 2% of Global Turnover for Data Protection Breaches [Video]

Last week, we brought you an interview with the Head of the Department of Justice’s Data Protection Unit, Séamus Carroll, who explained the negotiations currently under way among EU states to draft a new set of data protection standards, to replace the 1995 directive on which EU law is currently based. Mr Carroll explained that one of […]

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Apple Most Phished Brand Says APWG

The Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) has released their Global Phishing Survey for the first 6 months of 2014 (PDF). According to their research Apple is the most phished brand on the ‘net: Apple’s brand and associated marques, such as iTunes and iPad, eclipsed perennial phishing target favorite PayPal with the computing device manufacturer enduring 21,951 of […]

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New EU Standards Could Include Hefty Fines for Breaches of Data Protection Rules [Video]

Séamus Carroll is Head of the Data Protection Unit in the Department of Justice and Equality. He recently addressed a conference on cybersecurity organised by AON Insurance and held at the Convention Centre Dublin, on the subject of the new standards for data protection which are currently being discussed at EU level. Current legislation is in need […]

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Insurers warn of Cybersecurity Risks

Irish companies were today warned of the increasing risk of cyber security to their businesses at a conference held by Aon Risk Solutions, at The Convention Centre in Dublin. The company revealed its latest research on the subject, saying that it highlights severe vulnerabilities among companies operating in Ireland. Data based on inputs from over 1200 […]

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Security Expert Brian Honan on the Paddy Power Data Breach [Audio]

Paddy Power, the bookmaker, has written to almost 650,000 users of its online service advising them that their personal data was breached in a malicious incident in 2010. They say that they had been satisfied at the time that “no financial information or customer passwords had been put at risk” and they did not make the incident public on […]

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Heartbleed: Graphic Of *Some* Passwords You Might Want To Change

There’s been a HUGE amount of media coverage of the Heartbleed vulnerability in OpenSSL this week and advice for users has been very mixed and at times quite confusing and even contradictory. Venturebeat published this graphic yesterday based on a Mashable article with a nice visual (via) of some of the affected (and unaffected) sites […]

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