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New duty to notify data breaches will provide general benefits to data privacy and security

Data security and privacy will be bolstered by the introduction of new data breach reporting requirements, the UK’s information commissioner has said.

Source: New duty to notify data breaches will provide general benefits to data privacy and security, says UK watchdog

Essential cyber security tips for businesses

Data is the new oil, and hackers are constantly looking for new, and better, ways to steal or manipulate this vital business asset for their own purposes. Despite the advances the cyber security industry is making in developing data protection tools, the sophistication of hackers is increasing at a similar pace.

So here’s ten cyber security tips your business needs, from an ethical hacker.

Source: Essential cyber security tips for UK businesses | Gallery | Computerworld UK

Surprising stats on third-party vendor risk and breach likelihood

The statistics on third-party breaches vary widely, and it’s clear that organizations have trust issues when it comes to third parties reliably notifying them when an incident or a breach occurs.

Source: Surprising stats on third-party vendor risk and breach likelihood

The CIA Uses Bogus Software Upgrade to Steal Data from the FBI, DHS and NSA

Cynical as I am, I was still astonished to read the August 25 th report from ZDNet recounting the latest Vault 7 release from WikiLeaks. Apparently, the CIA didn’t trust its security service partners to share biometric information with it, so it created a bogus software upgrade to steal the data.

Source: The CIA Uses Bogus Software Upgrade to Steal Data from the FBI, DHS and NSA

UK government consults on implementation of cyber security directive

The UK government is seeking views on implementation of the EU Network and Information Systems (NIS) Directive. The government says it supports the aims of the Directive and sets out in this consultation the proposed implementation approach in the UK.

Source: Government consults on implementation of cyber security directive – Privacy Laws & Business

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