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European security product sales driven by GDPR and high profile hacks

European enterprise security products sales were 8.8% higher in 2018 compared to the previous year. The latest data from CONTEXT shows that this this growth was seen in revenues from hardware and software and encompassed products designed for large enterprise customers, products aimed at small and medium businesses (SMBs), and …

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‘Compliance is no joke’: Security industry reacts to Google’s £44m GDPR fine

Google has been found guilty of breaching the EU’s data protection rules after complaints were made against the tech giant by two privacy rights groups. French data regulator CNIL has fined Google 50 million euros (£44m) for its "lack of transparency, inadequate information and lack of valid consent regarding ads …

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BA hack: A watershed for GDPR, an opportunity for the channel

The monster BA hack, in which almost 400,000 payment cards details were hacked, may well have slipped from the headlines but to be sure the seismic rumblings are still sending shockwaves through industries of all shapes and size. If BA had deliberately set out to get data protection so wrong …

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Under 10% of firms are GDPR compliant

In the wake of the Facebook and Cambridge Analytica data misuse, public attention around the importance of data privacy has been heightened. Yet, with only a month until the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) deadline comes into effect, 93 per cent of respondents to a new survey from business analytics …

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GDPR & Cyber Security: Shoot the Vultures

With the finable GDPR compliance deadline just months away, the vultures are circling – and leading the pack is a group of companies touting so-called ‘cyber insurance’. While the majority of IT security vendors are opting to scare the proverbial out of organisations with their demands for rip and replace …

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Free GDPR Readiness tool launched

A new GDPR Readiness tool has been launched to help businesses comply with the impending EU legislation. NW Security Group has released its free GDPR Readiness tool that indicates if a company is on the right track to preparing for the new regulations. Recent figures suggest that around 50 per …

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PCR Five For Friday (26/01/2018)

Five for Friday is a weekly feature to give a brief roundup of our top five stories from the week that you might have missed. Think we left anything out? Let us know your favourite stories of the week by tweeting us at @pcr_online.

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Cloud migration, GDPR and collaboration

The growing availability of cloud solutions and platforms to choose from means that businesses are finding cloud migration increasingly difficult to manage. Alongside this, the running of hybrid solutions and the general transition from traditional on-premise licensing to per user, per month models – and the complexity and risk it …

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Management and board members in turmoil over GDPR

We are mere months away from the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) deadline on May 25th, but cracks are already appearing to show. New research by data security company Clearswift has shown that board members are more confident than management about their organisation’s ability to comply with GDPR. Surveying 600 senior …

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