Posts Tagged ‘Data Protection’

How to deal with Ransomware.

Deal with Ransomware

I want to come back to this topic on how to deal with Ransomware. This is because I keep meeting business people in the training that I deliver who, either know of somebody or have themselves, suffered a Ransomware incident.

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Eir laptop theft – could have been worse

The eir laptop theft that was revealed this week was pretty … actually … it was really bad and deeply embarrassing for eir. However details that emerged from the statement by the Data Protection Commission showed that it could have been a LOT worse. 1,500 Laptops worse!

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MyFitnessPal Breach – Bigger than Equifax

MyFitnessPal Breach

The MyFitnessPal online fitness and nutrition website has suffered a data breach which affects up to 150 million customers. That is a few million more than the Equifax breach. Under Armour, the website’s owner, reported the breach yesterday. 

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Cambridge Analytica were nosey ninnies

Cambridge Analytica and Facebook

Cambridge Analytica have been rumbled. They have used Facebook data in ways that it should not have been used. By doing so, they have influenced and possibly manipulated the results of a number of elections across the world in recent years. Most notably the 2016 US Presidential Election. 

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Password Sharing = Data Breach

password sharing

I saw the tweet below about password sharing from Nadine Dorries, currently a British MP and initially thought “That’s not a good idea. This person needs to receive some security awareness training.” I even have a commandment for it.

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Data Breaches – what’s the risk to you?

data breaches clown

You probably keep hearing about data breaches. For example the AIB customer data breach that came out today. The recent Equifax data breach in the US (it’s only for Americans, so not your problem – or is it?).

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PSC – What’s all the fuss about a little card?

PSC - Public Services Card

The Public Services Card (PSC) has become something of a “hot-button” topic in recent weeks. It’s been featuring on the national radio stations in the last week with plenty of discussion taking place. So in this post I’ll try to set out what is happening and why you may want to be concerned or not,…

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Your receipt by e-mail. Is this OK?

Receipt or e-mail

I’ve noticed an upsurge in retailers asking me for my e-mail address, so they can send me a copy of my receipt. If that is all they are going to use it for, then that might be great because I will then have an electronic copy that I can keep and not have to worry…

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