Identity data turns toxic for big companies
The rate at which valuable identity information is flying out of the control of firms is alarming – more than 3,500 records per minute. As Bhargav Mitra and Robert McCausland report, companies are facing up to the rising cost of holding on to personal data. (more…)
NHS cyber-attack ‘was preventable’
Last Friday the NHS was subjected to the largest cyber attack in its history, forcing the cancellation of operations and thousands of GP and hospital appointments. Outdated computer systems combined with poor procedure have been blamed. But, says cyberwarfare expert Conor Deane-McKenna, it could have been avoided. (more…)
Cyber startups join GCHQ accelerator
Seven startups focusing on online security threats are to join GCHQ’s new Cyber Accelerator in Cheltenham. The accelerator, part of a new government-funded cyber innovation centre, is being delivered by Wayra UK in partnership with the government’s spy centre in an attempt to keep the UK secure online.
Darktrace’s cyber mission for good
Cybersecurity has quickly shot up the national agenda, as security breaches become routine events. Darktrace’s Poppy Gustafsson says the cyber firm is working for the wider public good, protecting national interests and security, with an insider approach that assumes that breaches are inevitable. (more…)