New research by Apricorn, into USB use, found that 80% of workers use non-encrypted USB drives on their work computers, which got us thinking about the potential dangers that could be lurking in your office every day.
2017 has been quite a year for hacking headlines and data breaches and it seems that despite all the warnings and advice some people, who really should know better, are still putting themselves and others at risk.
It seems that every day there’s another story about a data breach, with innocent people the world over having their personal information released online – so would you know what to do if you were a victim?
Security researchers have discovered that a piece of malware named after the Star Wars character Chewbacca has been used to steal payment card and personal information 49,000 payment cards stored by 45 retailers in 11 countries.
In 2009, back when I was the Chie f Information Security Officer for Gala Coral Group, I wrote that one of the hot topics for many Chief Information Security Officers was reducing the potential for Data Loss.
We are living in interesting times as far as information security is concerned. Does it not seem that every few months a large multinational or well established British brand/individual appear to have been the victims of hackers?