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Read the latest internet and technology news from around the world.


21 September 2018

Equifax fined by ICO over Data Breach that Hit Britons

Credit rating agency Equifax is to be fined £500,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) after it failed to protect the personal data of 15 million Britons.


04 September 2018

Air Canada App Data Breach involves Passport Numbers

Air Canada’s app has suffered a data breach resulting in the suspected loss of thousands of its customers’ personal details.


03 September 2018

Cyber-attackers switching to Covert Tactics

Researchers say cybercriminals are moving away from mass, high-profile attacks to ones that are stealthy and more subtle – as well as attacks targeting systems typically used in critical infrastructure.


24 August 2018

Nearly a third of organisations still not GDPR ready

A survey gas revealed that some 28% of organisations do not feel completely compliant with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).


09 August 2018

UK above Average on Strategic use of Analytics

The UK has significantly more chief data officers than the global average, which helps drive strategic initiatives, however security is still seen as a major hurdle.


27 July 2018

Fix Culture to Make Digital a Success

According to a Gartner report, businesses with well-honed processes will often find it hard to adapt to new, digital transformation initiatives.


25 July 2018

Ransomware concern drops despite being top cost

Fewer organisations are worried about ransomware even though it remains one of the most costly cyber-attacks.


13 July 2018

Half of Young Girls Don't Think Tech Careers are Exciting

According to fashion ecommerce group YOOX Net-a-Porter, half of young women know about technology careers but think they are “unexciting”.


26 June 2018

London Cyber Innovation Centre Opens

The government-funded London Cyber Innovation Centre is set to open today and welcome the first cybersecurity businesses, as a study has revealed that a quarter of UK firms lack the right security technology.


20 June 2018

Younger Employees Main Culprits for Cybersecurity Breaches

A study has shown more than a third of senior executives believe younger employees are the main culprits for data security breaches in the workplace.


15 May 2018

IoT and Personal Devices Pose Security Concern to Enterprise

The cybersecurity risk posed to enterprises by the personal and internet-enabled devices making up the Internet of Things (IoT) is significant.


08 May 2018

Twitter Security Bug Highlights Need for Industry Change

Twitter has revealed that a bug in its system resulted in some passwords being stored in a log in clear text, underlying the need for alternative authentication methods.


01 May 2018

NHS to Spend £150m on Cybersecurity to Bolster Defences

The NHS is to spend £150m to bolster its defences against the “growing threat” of cyber-attacks following the chaos caused by the WannaCry virus.


30 April 2018

The Rise of Digital Technology in the Classroom

A report released by the British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA) has found that schools spending on ICT is set to rise for the first time in three years.


27 April 2018

Global Classroom Wearables Market Increasing in Adoption

The global classroom wearables technology market is to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 41.10% from 2018-2022.


25 April 2018

One Month to GDPR Compliance Deadline

With just one month to go before the GDPR deadline, organisations must ensure they have understood what needs to be done to deliver the desired outcomes of their programmes aimed at achieving compliance with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).


23 April 2018

Global Cybercrime Worth $1.5tn a Year

According to research worldwide cybercriminal operations are generating revenues of at least $1.5tn.


16 April 2018

UK Plays Central Role in Facebook Data Misuse Probe

According to Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham the world is at a “critically important moment” for data protection.She told the closing session of the CyberUK 2018 conference in Manchester that “it has been a rather busy few weeks at our office".


13 April 2018

GCHQ to set up shop in Manchester

GCHQ is to set up a site in Manchester in 2019, which the agency claims will bring “hundreds of new jobs” to the area.


12 April 2018

Diversity Key to More Effective Cybersecurity

According to the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), diversity in defence teams is key to improved cybersecurity.


11 April 2018

Cyber Threat to UK Businesses Greater than Ever

Cyber criminals are carrying out more attacks on UK businesses than ever before, according to the latest joint Cyber Threat Report.Publication of the Cyber Threat to the UK Business Industry 2017-2018 report coincides with the start of the three-day CyberUK2018 conference in Manchester that is to be attended by more than 2,200 specialists from across government, industry and law enforcement.The report details some of the biggest cyber-attacks from the past year and notes that risks to UK businesses continue to grow in terms of financial loss, reputational damage and even physical harm, as was seen in the WannaCry attack that affected the NHS.