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CEOs the worst offenders when it comes to email security

Nearly 60% of organisations will fall victim to an email-based attack this year, and there’s a good chance the guilty party will be the CEO, according to Mimecast’s The State of Email Security 2018. According to the report, 37% of respondents said their organisation’s CEO is a “weak link” in their cyber security programme. Evidence backs this up: Mimecast found that 31% of C-level employees had … [Read more...]

Teamwork is key to your organisation’s cyber security

The World Cup is almost over. What was a thoroughly enjoyable tournament included a number of unexpected results and upsets. Many people were shocked to see Germany crash out at the group stages, and very few predicted that Messi, Ronaldo and Neymar would be watching the semi-finals rather than playing in them. These footballing greats were beaten by sides in which everyone knew their roles and … [Read more...]

How to spot a phishing attack

Phishing is one of the biggest threats that individuals and organisations face, but do you know what they are, what they look like, and where to look for them? In the broadest sense, phishing is any attempt to pose as a trustworthy source in order to get people to hand over personal information. Phishing usually takes the form of mass emails sent to hundreds or thousands of people, criminals can … [Read more...]

How the GDPR affects loyalty programmes

Loyalty programmes and reward cards are one of the main ways retailers get people’s personal data. They have become a hallmark of the shopping experience, with customers gladly telling organisations their name, address and other information in exchange for occasional perks. However, things are about to get a lot more complicated. The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GPDR), which comes into … [Read more...]

Learn how to audit and monitor conformance to ISO 27001 with our Lead Auditor Training Course in Cork

Acquire an industry-leading qualification to audit an ISO 27001 information security management system (ISMS). Our team led the world’s first ISO 27001 certification project and we’ve helped more than 7,000 professionals with ISO 27001 training. For the first time, IT Governance’s ISO 27001 Lead Auditor Training Course will be held in Cork. What will you learn on this course? How to use audits to … [Read more...]

The GDPR and the future of location-based advertising

Not so long ago, marketers believed programmatic advertising (the use of someone’s personal data to create targeted ads) was “the next big thing”, but many people now claim that the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GPDR) is the “death knell” for this practice. One of the most common forms of programmatic advertising uses geo-tracking to target adverts based on someone’s location. It’s the … [Read more...]

Article 29 Working Party appoints new chairperson

The Article 29 Working Party (WP29) has elected Andrea Jelinek, head of Austria’s data protection regulator, as its new chairperson. The WP29 is an advisory body made up of representatives from each EU member state, providing advice on data protection practices and regulatory enforcement. Jelinek will replace the CNIL’s Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin, who has been instrumental in the introduction of … [Read more...]

Google removes 60 apps infected with malware

  Malware called AdultSwine, which displays ads with pornographic content, has been discovered in 60 games on the Google Play Store. Many of these games were designed for children. Security company Check Point discovered the malware and reported it to Google, which removed the affected games from its store.  The ads came from trusted providers that do not allow this type of content. The … [Read more...]