Information Commissioner

ICO website still down after crypto-mining hack

12th February 2018 News

Subresource Integrity wasn't turned on

Over 4,000 websites - including a large number of UK Government and NHS websites - were compromised after a hack on a popular accessibility plugin.

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.

Cyber incidents for 2017 show Ransomware affect

13th January 2018 News

39% of cyber breaches from malware and phishing

In 2017, the ICO changed the way cyber incidents were reported to a more relevant format.

£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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