Working from home and cybersecurity: Some useful conclusions

The Covid-19 pandemic over the last 20 months worldwide made organizations face many new challenges. Measures to tackle the pandemic have imposed working from home on a large percentage of the workforce. To cope with these changes, the organizations had to provide the necessary equipment to the employees. By applying the above, organizations have learned the hard way to help their staff work safely remotely. As the pandemic continued, working from home became more widespread and the mainstay of many…

October is the Cybersecurity month.

That’s why the European Union launched a campaign named Cybersecurity Month (ECSM). ECSM promotes cybersecurity among EU citizens and organizations and provides up-to-date online security information through awareness-raising and sharing of good practices. What is Cybersecurity? According to ISO/IEC 27032, Cybersecurity is the process of protecting privacy, integrity, and accessibility of data information in Cyberspace.  Indeed, cyber-attacks are an increasingly sophisticated and evolving danger to an organization’s sensitive data. In other words, attackers employ new methods powered by social engineering and…

Data breaches in the context of GDPR

Data breaches are not a new notion, they have been around ever since companies started keeping records. However, their nature changed and they gained public attention with the apparition of digital data. The evolution of Data Breaches Publicly-disclosed data breaches increased in frequency in the 1980s. In the 1990s and early 2000s, public awareness of the potential for data breaches began to rise. In the last years, the increase in the number of data breaches had a rising trend, as…

US Navy data breach

The incident. The US Navy announces today a major personal data breach. Back in October, due to a breach in a contractor’s laptop, someone accessed more than 130,000 accounts of its enlisted men. HP Enterprise Services notified the US Navy of the breach. They reported the “compromisation” of one of the Navy’s laptops operated by their employee supporting a Navy contract. Data accessed includes the names and Social Security numbers of 134,386 current and former Sailors. The Navy confronts data breach head on.…

UK’s cybersecurity start-up accelerator program

Great news for cybersecurity The UK government has announced an initiative that will see it join forces with some of the country’s hottest start-ups. They will fund the development of a start-up accelerator program that will help protect the UK from cyber attacks.