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Online anonymity has allowed cyber crime to thrive

Online anonymity is a complicated topic. There’s no doubt that the elasticity it gives our identities is a massive benefit. We can explore different sides of our personality without affecting the reputation of any other part of us. Unfortunately, that’s also proven to bring out the worst in some of us, with people committing acts online that they would never do in person. Cyber bullying and mob … [Read more...]

Data protection authority releases guidance on Cloud computing

If your organisation uses Cloud services, you’ll be aware of their many benefits. But have you thought about the data protection risks? With the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) taking effect on 25 May 2018, this question is more pressing than ever.  The apparent security of the Cloud has led some organisations to store as much data in it as possible. However, the Cloud is vulnerable … [Read more...]

Irish government proposes cyber safety education in schools

An Oireachtas committee released a report calling for primary and post-primary schools in Ireland to introduce cyber safety to their curriculums. It adds that schools should: Appoint digital safety ambassadors, who would help students who have concerns about their cyber safety and security; Encourage and accommodate peer-to-peer workshops on cyber safety; and Have children host education and … [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...]

4 cyber security predictions for 2018

At the end of every year, people are bombarded with articles predicting trends and events for the following year. Some of the predictions for the cyber security industry in 2018 are obvious – “cyber crime will rise” – and others provocative – “the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will bankrupt everybody” – but one thing’s for sure: most of them will be wrong. We’ve trawled through … [Read more...]