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Small businesses vulnerable to cyberattacks but don’t act

Small businesses suffered a barrage of computer invasions last year but most took no action to shore up their security afterward, according to a survey by insurer Hiscox. It found that 47 percent of small businesses reported that they had one attack in 2017, and 44 percent said they had two to four attacks.

Source: Get started: Small businesses vulnerable to cyberattacks, then don’t act

Personalization Gets A Like – From Some Consumers, Anyway

Consumers don’t half mind the barrage of personalized messages they get. But the offers have to be relevant, according to Consumers Value Personalization, a study by Periscope by McKinsey. And attitudes vary by location.

Among U.S. consumers, 50% like personalized communications and 16% like them a lot; only 20% dislike them. In contrast, 38% of UK respondents welcome them, along with 37% of the French and 29% of the Germans. And around 30% in all countries simply don’t care if they get personalized messages.

Source: Personalization Gets A Like — From Some Consumers, Anyway 05/11/2018

Don’t relax just because some EU regulators aren’t ready for GDPR

In May 25th the European Union’s tough privacy law known as the General Data Protection Regulation takes effect, with some experts predicting turmoil because many businesses in and outside the union who collect personal data on EU residents aren’t entirely ready. However, regulators aren’t ready either, suggests latest surveys.

Good news for businesses worried they may get hammered within 24 hours of the law coming into effect? No, says, Canadian privacy expert Ann Cavoukian: “It’s not that Europe isn’t ready for the GDPR, it’s just that they’re under-resourced, as is the case in most jurisdictions.”

Source: Don’t relax just because some EU regulators aren’t ready for GDPR: Cavoukian | IT World Canada News

Only 55% of users would change password if they were hacked

A recent study found that 91% of people know using the same password for multiple accounts is wrong but 59% do it anyway.

According to the study, 5 million records are breached daily, yet few people proactively change their passwords or create passwords that would be difficult for hackers to break. The survey reminds readers that, on average, it takes organizations 66 days to contain a breach and 161 days just to identify that one has even occurred.

Source: Report: Only 55% of users would change password if they were hacked – TechRepublic

Americans don’t trust tech companies on data privacy

Americans have finally started to lose faith in tech companies’ ability to protect their information, according to a survey fielded by HarrisX, a research consultancy, within 24 hours of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony before Congress.

58% of respondnets believe regulation of Facebook and other social media companies is inevitable.

Source: Americans don’t trust tech companies on data privacy – Axios

New study highlights lack of GDPR preparedness

New major survey carried out by the Ponemon Institute has revealed that many companies are behind schedule to achieve Global Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance by the looming May deadline.

The survey results show that 40 percent of companies only expect to achieve compliance with the regulation after May 25, when the Regulation comes into effect.

Source: New study highlights lack of GDPR preparedness

Almost half UK businesses suffered cyberattack or security breach last year

Nearly half the businesses in the UK have fallen victim to cyberattacks or security breaches in the last year, costing them each thousands of pounds, new data shows.

The government report also found a fifth of charities had been affected, in a detailed look at how organisations of all sizes are at risk of being targeted. The 2018 Cyber Security Breaches Survey found 19 per cent of charities and 43 per cent of businesses had reported cyber security breaches or attacks in the last 12 months.

Source: Almost half UK businesses suffered cyberattack or security breach last year, figures show | The Independent

Global companies lacking GDPR oversight of sub-contractors

The majority of global companies admit that they do not have appropriate oversight of third parties and sub-contractors despite the imminent implementation of new data protection regulations.

A new survey by consulting firm Deloitte revealed that 57% of global organisations admitted they did not have appropriate visibility of subcontractors engaged by their third parties, a further 21% are unsure of oversight practices, and just 2% routinely review the risk subcontractors pose to their organisation.

Source: Global companies lacking GDPR oversight of sub-contractors

75% of consumers won’t buy your product if they don’t trust you to protect their data

More than three quarters of US consumers now say that a company’s ability to keep their data private is ‘extremely important,’ according to IBM.

Some 75% of consumers said they will not buy a product—no matter how great the product is—from a company if they don’t trust that company to protect their data.

Source: 75% of consumers won’t buy your product if they don’t trust you to protect their data – TechRepublic

McAfee: 26% of companies have suffered cloud data theft

Enterprises are moving their data to the cloud, but not everybody is certain that the cloud is as secure as it could be, according to the third annual report on cloud security from cybersecurity firm McAfee. This is due in part to the fact that one in four companies has been hit with cloud data theft.

McAfee released its third annual report ahead of the RSA security conference in San Francisco this week. The survey polled 1,400 global information technology professionals in the fourth quarter.

Source: McAfee: 26% of companies have suffered cloud data theft | VentureBeat

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