28/01/2023: European Data Protection Day

European Data Protection Day is an annual event on January 28. In particular, its dedication is to raising awareness about the importance of personal data protection and privacy. The establishment of that day came to commemorate the signing of Convention 108, the first legally binding international treaty dealing with privacy and data protection, on January 28, 1981. Privacy and the protection of personal data are more critical now than ever. With the advent of the internet and technology, our data…

Integrated Management Systems (IMS) and their crucial role

Suppose you want to certify your business to more than one ISO Management System Standard. Or perhaps your business is already certified to one Standard, and you want to get certified to more ISO Management System Standards. So, you may have come across the term Integrated Management System (IMS) during your research. So, even if you haven’t seen the term, you will consider it after reading this article. What is an IMS (Integrated Management Systems)? Integrated Management Systems (IMS) integrates…

How Phishing-as-a-service overcomes the security provided by MFA

Researchers have discovered the existence of a hazardous cybersecurity application related to Phishing-as-a-service and MFA. Specifically, it is a tool for sale on the dark web that allows criminal hackers to bypass MFA (multi-factor authentication) mechanisms. As a result, hackers can break into organizations’ systems much more easily and quickly than in the past. What is this dangerous Phishing app? The application in question is called “Evil Proxy” and is available with a monthly subscription of up to about 395…

How to deal with a Data Breach case in your Business

When dealing with a data breach in your Business, you must take specific measures to protect the company from further attacks. Of course, as we have mentioned in previous articles, prevention is the best defense to avoid such a case. But what if the bad has already happened? Some steps may vary depending on the nature of the attack. For instance, whether there’s a breach of any personal information. What you should do in your company in the case of…

5 Essential Ransomware Incidents That Defined Cybersecurity’s Path

Ransomware attacks have seen a rapid rise in recent years. Indeed, these attacks have become one of the most dangerous threats facing any business today. Of course, this is not something new. Indeed, the first Ransomware came to the spotlight via floppy disk in the late 80s. Since then, the developers of these attacks have tried to constantly evolve their tactics to avoid detection and increase the chances of getting a ransom from their victims. As a consequence, this may…

How ISO 9001:2015 improves your customers’ satisfaction

Customer satisfaction has become much more than just a Key Performance Indicator (KPI). In particular, it is an essential and competitive advantage that is very difficult to copy. After all, keeping customers happy means you won’t lose them quickly to your competitors. At the same time, your customers can also become your brand advocates, helping to attract new customers through referrals (the power of word of mouth!). However, many organizations find it challenging to focus on satisfying their customers daily.…

Sensitive Personal Data & GDPR – What to look out for

The arrival of the GDPR, without a doubt, set the rules to avoid any arbitrariness in processing personal data. However, there are certain types of data that the General Data Protection Regulation considers sensitive personal data. It, therefore, classifies them in a particular category of personal data. Which are those particular categories of personal data? The GDPR clearly defines what data is considered sensitive personal data and falls into this particular category: Data related to racial or ethnic origin. Political…

The importance of Privacy by Design in Software Development

Nowadays, countries and organizations fully recognize the ever-increasing value of personal data. They also recognize the equally high risks associated with this data. Software applications have emerged as the most powerful and scalable way to personalize services and understand customer needs. In addition, software applications are now a mechanism for collecting vast amounts of user data. This condition applies to many forms of software—for example, online, mobile, desktops, or even IoT (Internet of Things). Therefore, there is a growing demand…

Three new Cyber Attack cases in Europe took place in May 2022

Dealing with cyber attacks and personal data breaches is essentially a never-ending struggle. Such incidents of cyber attacks will always happen on a constant level, so their prevention and treatment must always be in place. According to itgovernance.eu, 77 public security incidents were recorded last May, corresponding to 49,782,129 file breaches. In this article, we will mention three significant cases of cyber attacks that have taken place in Europe. The “war” on cybersecurity will not end anytime soon… You can…

Data Breaches And The Need For Prevention

Serious data breaches can be extremely costly for organizations, and there is a great need to prevent them. However, many companies have not prepared themselves to deal with data breaches. They have neglected to invest in appropriate measures to prevent them. We can face it as an “It will never happen to us” mentality. After all, it can be easy to defer investing in something we never imagined would happen to us, especially when it has to do with the…