Year: 2012

The Information Commissioner’s Office highlights the need for the encryption of sensitive data
26 October 2012 The definite need to encrypt sensitive data has been highlighted once again.  The ICO have reminded organisations that it is essential to encrypt personal information which is [...]
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Greater Manchester Police Force fined by the ICO for data breach
17 October 2012 The ICO imposed a monetary penalty of £150000 after an investigation into a data breach at Greater Manchester Police Force.  The Force paid the discounted sum of [...]
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Email Encryption-government face challenges around securing emails
The days of leaking information through physical means is long over; email is by far the top source of government data leaks at present. This was realised through a recent [...]
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Businesses remain responsible for data even when using cloud computing
4 Oct 2012 The ICO have confirmed that businesses will remain responsible for data that is stored by cloud network providers. The businesses will be accountable for the safety of [...]
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ICO pressing for custodial sentences for data loss
24 September 2012 At present the ICO are enforcing the data protection law through monetary penalties but are pressing for a change. There is not yet a timeline for the [...]
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Dropbox hacked placing user information at risk
July/August 2012 Dropbox have confirmed that user accounts have been hacked. Users realised something was wrong when they began receiving spam mail through email accounts solely linked to their Dropbox [...]
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Email Security
Abstract This white paper offers an overview of how to achieve secure, private emailing over the internet. It provides examples of basic alternative solutions to secure your emails. This whitepaper [...]
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Myths of cloud storage security
Cloud storage explosion! Cloud storage has exploded in the last 24 months, and has become the predominant file and folder storage mechanism globally.  Recently whilst interviewing a small service provider [...]
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Welcome Financial Services Fined £150,000 for Breaching the Data Protection Act
July 2012 Welcome Financial Services Limited was issued a penalty of £150,000.  The Lender lost two back-up tapes containing the names, addresses and payment histories of 600,000 clients as well [...]
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The Belfast Health and Social Care Trust Breach the Data Protection Act
June 2012 The Belfast Health and Social Care (BHSC) Trust have been fined £225,000 for a serious breach of the Data Protection Act. Thousands of patients and staffs sensitive and [...]
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