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Are you prepared for a breach? Take our quiz to find out!

From Facebook and Ticketmaster to Eir, recent headlines in Ireland have been dominated by high-profile data breaches affecting organisations both at home and abroad.  Data breaches are becoming more severe and increasingly common – according to Ponemon Institute’s 2017 Cost of Data Breach Study, one in four organisations will suffer a breach. Despite this, many organisations are still … [Read more...]

Swedish Data Inspectorate completes first GDPR Reviews

400 organisations and public authorities have been audited by the Swedish Data Inspectorate in its first review, to ascertain whether a DPO (data protection officer) has been appointed where required. The review showed deficiencies in nearly 25% of the organisations and authorities selected. Under the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), all public authorities and certain organisations are … [Read more...]

Meet our team of experts at this year’s GDPR Summit

The GDPR Summit is taking place at Croke Park on November 6.    IT Governance Europe will be exhibiting as an industry leader to present our wide range of GDPR solutions, which can be tailored to combat the most complex information security, data protection, risk and compliance problems. One of the keynote talks on the day is being delivered by our very own Sharon O’Reilly alongside Peter … [Read more...]

Last chance to register for our October GDPR webinar!

Join IT Governance Europe for this exciting new webinar series to find out what you need to do to become GDPR compliant. Our GDPR webinars are presented by Alice Turley, a highly experienced data protection, consumer protection and compliance consultant providing expert and solution-based advice to Irish organisations. How to conduct effective Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIAs) to minimise … [Read more...]

So you’ve suffered a data breach? What to do next

It’s an announcement no information security specialist wants to make: the organisation has suffered a data breach. The breach is bad enough, but now everyone in the office is panicking. Some will grumble about how they’re going to miss deadlines, others will frantically wonder whether they’re responsible for the breach and a few will probably blame the InfoSec professional for not doing their job … [Read more...]

Start your GDPR training today!

The GDPR provides a single, harmonised data privacy law for the EU. It aims to prevent the loss of personal data by improving data security for all individuals living in EU member states. The GDPR came into force on 25 May 2018, and organisations that fail to comply face fines of up to €20 million, or 4% of global annual turnover – whichever is greater. Many organisations are struggling to fill a … [Read more...]

Are you ready for a data breach?

A new report has suggested that most SMEs (small and medium enterprises) don’t have anywhere near the estimated €102,000 it costs to respond to a data breach. InsuranceBee’s survey found that 83% of respondents had no money reserved to get back to normal following a cyber security incident, and 25% were unaware that that it would even cost money to put things right.   Breaches are … [Read more...]

Why your organisation should consider outsourcing its DPO

Since the EU’s GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) came into effect in May 2018, demand for DPOs (data protection officers) has increased. The Regulation stipulates that certain organisations must appoint a DPO to support their GDPR compliance. DPOs also have an essential role as intermediaries between relevant stakeholders, such as supervisory authorities, data subjects, and business units … [Read more...]

43% of people plan to remove their personal data from social media

If you look someone up on Facebook or LinkedIn, you’ll be able to gather huge amounts of information about them without them ever knowing. Until recently, nobody seemed to think about the risks involved; it was just the way things were, and if you didn’t get on board, you were left out from a whole virtual world.  But thanks to the recent Facebook data scandal and the introduction of the EU GDPR … [Read more...]

Cork City Council, Park by Phone service breached

More than 5,000 people have been affected by a data breach of Cork City Council’s Park by Phone service. Although the reported breach occurred last Thursday and the relevant authorities were notified on Friday, it has come to light that the breach first occurred in May. Personal details such as car registration numbers, email addresses and mobile phone numbers have been compromised, but no … [Read more...]