Author: Stephen Midgley

Will You Wake Up to a Data Protection Nightmare?

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) is expected to come into effect in 2017. This means that in less than 2 years’ time, you need to have a data protection officer, a strict plan in place to notify all of your customers about breaches as soon as they happen, all of your data must be encrypted and your company must have an insurance plan to help guard against data fines. Sounding like a fast approaching deadline to make some pretty drastic changes, doesn’t it?

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How the Financial Sector Can Prepare for the EU GDPR

There was a 49% increase in data breaches in 2014, with more than a billion records stolen or compromised. In the financial sector, data breaches increased substantially, affecting 1.1 million records in 2014. These incidents have brought the spotlight to data regulations, with many regulatory bodies stepping up with new enforcements, and new laws such as the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on the horizon. These regulations require a major upheaval for organizations, which is challenging given the increased public scrutiny the financial sector is currently facing.

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Don’t Let Data Be the "Bad Guy"

2014 marked a noticeable shift with data breaches, big brands and mega-breaches dominating the news. Data breaches became very public and the accountability for these data breaches shifted; we even saw the CEO of Target lose his job following a data breach. 2015 has continued along the same path, with high profile breaches such as the 80-million-customer breach suffered by Anthem.

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Don’t Let Data Be the “Bad Guy”

2014 marked a noticeable shift with data breaches, big brands and mega-breaches dominating the news. Data breaches became very public and the accountability for these data breaches shifted; we even saw the CEO of Target lose his job following a data breach. 2015 has continued along the same path, with high profile breaches such as the 80-million-customer breach suffered by Anthem.

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