Business Gateway publishes bad cyber security advice

2nd February 2018 News

Poor advice for Scottish businesses

Scotland's business support network Business Gateway recommends "changing passwords regularly" - advice which was discredited in back in 2015.

GDPR: Encryption is not a “get out of jail free” card

1st February 2018 Comment

Go to jail. Go directly to Jail.

Another day and another e-mail or banner ad touting encryption as the 'solution' to all GDPR woes.

Will GDPR breed a new type of phish?

18th January 2018 Research

Fear and uncertainty: the tools of the social engineer

The uncertainty about the new rights of data subjects will open the door to identity phishing as social engineers leverage the fear of landmark fines.

The human factors of notifiable DP breaches

14th January 2018 Research

Understanding the human factors behind information security

Human factors are not studied in any great depth - yet over half of notifiable data protection breaches in the last two years have been the result of human error.

£400k fine for Carphone Warehouse from the Information Commissioner

10th January 2018 Comment

Every machine had the same root password shared by 30-40 people. Ish.

The sorry state of affairs at Carphone Warehouse simply highlights the complete lack of cyber awareness at board level.

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