Security and Privacy are two sides of the same coin, in today’s data-driven digital economy. DoubleThink is curated by Porter Novelli and Voce Communications and was built to keep core stakeholders up to date with the latest privacy and security news, regulations and state attitudes. Continue reading Executive Summary
I wrote last week about how comments made by Jeremy Fleming, GCHQ’s chief executive, on how the UK is coming under increased cyber-threats from abroad were positive and I still stand by them – this is something the average citizen … Continue reading Security propaganda is alive and well in 2017
Protecting the United Kingdom from cyber-attacks now carries as much importance as fighting physical terrorism, according to the chief executive of intelligence agency GCHQ. Following a deluge of major cyber-attacks affecting both the NHS and the UK parliament, Jeremy Fleming, … Continue reading Dark clouds ahead: GCHQ chief executive asks for vigilance
Global credit monitoring firm Equifax has announced it has suffered a data breach affecting 143 million Americans, almost half of the US population. The firm said in a statement that hackers had been in its systems as early as mid-May … Continue reading Ring the data breach klaxon: Equifax loses details of 143 million customers
The corporate world is currently awash with chief executives understandably asking their data protection officers and chief information officers’ questions on their EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) preparations. The EU GDPR is designed to bring a level playing … Continue reading Is the GDPR our knight in shining armor?
Twitter-based information security pundit ‘the gruqp’ recently tweeted the idea that ransomware authors, AKA criminals, are “doing more to advance the state of cyber-security readiness than the last 10 RSA conferences.” Now, it’s very difficult to measure the effectiveness of … Continue reading Lessons learnt from the global NotPetya/ExPetr ransomware attack
Google faces a record-breaking €1bn (£875m) fine from Brussels over the alleged abuse of its market dominance. Continue reading Google faces €1bn antitrust fine
British security officials believe that hackers in North Korea were behind the cyberattack that ransomed the NHS. Continue reading Officials believe Lazarus hackers in North Korea behind NHS cyber attack
In the wake of attacks across Europe, the European Commission is proposing new legislation to speed up the transfer of crucial data from companies such as Facebook and Google. Continue reading EC proposes new legislation to speed up transfer of crucial data from web companies
Businesses that harness the power of machines to inform and enhance their cyber security systems stand a real chance of thwarting those looking to attack them. Continue reading Could machine learning offer hope in the fight against cybercrime?
In the wake of the London attacks, the prime minister has launched her strongest assault on the role Facebook, Twitter and Google/YouTube play in fomenting extremism. Continue reading Theresa May accuses internet companies of giving extremists a ‘safe place’ to hide