Monthly Archives: September 2013

Firms believe privacy activities are ‘inadequate’

September 27, 2013

Many organisations acknowledge that their privacy activities are inadequate and that they have worsened over the past two years, a survey shows.

More than a third (43 per cent) of organisations polled by Gartner have a comprehensive privacy management program in place, while seven per cent admitted to doing the bare minimum to meet their legal requirements.

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Some systems ‘remain vulnerable for 3 years’ following attack

September 26, 2013

Companies that have been subject to an attack could wrongly believe that their systems are secure, when in fact they are still vulnerable to malicious activity.

This is according to a new report from experts at Kaspersky Lab and Outpost 24, who carried out a security audit on a variety of European organisations.

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Companies allowing BYOD ‘lack security policies’

As the bring your own device (BYOD) trend gathers momentum, companies are not protecting themselves by putting security policies in place, research shows.

As many as a quarter of manufacturing organisations based in the UK were shown to be allowing the use of personal devices on company networks, without the presence of formal policies, Intrinsic Technology found earlier this month.

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LinkedIn raises concerns over US gov’t data requests

September 20, 2013

Professional networking site LinkedIn has questioned the US government's motivations by not allowing websites to publish the number of security-related data requests they have received.

Releasing its latest transparency report for the first half of the year, the site acknowledged that all other government requests for member data from all over the world are covered by the study.

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Payment security ranks highly among consumers

September 18, 2013

Customers are becoming increasingly aware of how their personal data is being dealt with when they provide payment details over the phone, a new study has found.

Compiled by Syntec Telecom, the survey highlighted the need for PCI compliance as just one per cent of consumers believe the most secure means of making a payment is through call centre agents.

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