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Posted by: | on February 21, 2018
Source: National Cyber Security News
Three in four local authorities do not provide mandatory cyber security training to their staff, Big Brother Watch has revealed, despite human error being a significant factor in most data breaches.
The privacy campaigners behind the research said they were concerned by their findings given the rapid accumulation of personal data by councils across the country.
The report revealed that more than a quarter of councils (114) have had their computer systems breached in the past five years and that 25 had experienced a breach that resulted in a loss of data.
More than half of those hit by a breach did not report it, the report found. However, the Freedom of Information results used to gather the data did not reveal how many of those breaches affected personal information.
Organisation are not legally required to report data breaches, but the Information Commissioner’s Office urges them to do so anyway. When GDPR comes into force in late May, firms could face significant fines if they fail to.
Jennifer Krueckeberg, lead researcher at Big Brother Watch, said she was shocked to discover that the majority of councils’ data breaches go unreported and that staff often lack basic training in cyber security.
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Posted by: | on March 9, 2017
March is Fraud Prevention Month, and also, the beginning of tax season. Waterloo Regional Police’s fraud branch says the majority of fraud reports they’re receiving lately, are from residents claiming they’ve been contacted by the Canada Revenue Agency, and asked to pay a fine. “Never give out personal information about yourself, your bank, your credit history, your birth date, your social insurance number, so private information should never be released,” says Staff Sergeant Alison Bevington. The Canada Revenue Agency and other businesses will not ask for detailed personal information over the phone or e-mail. Read More….
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Posted by: | on July 22, 2016
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Posted by: | on December 1, 2015
Cyber Monday is one of the biggest online shopping days of the year. With growing concerns over credit card fraud, many are wondering how to best protect themselves from scams. With a few simple tips from experts, however, most shoppers can avoid the holiday headache. Elizabeth McMullen loves to shop in downtown La Crosse, but said during the Holiday season, it’s difficult to avoid online shopping. “You don’t have to fight the crowds,” said McMullen. “You can get things pretty fast, and it’s nice to just do it in your pajamas in your home.” Like many others, McMullen said scammers can take out all of the holiday fun. “It’s definitely become so easy to do it that you just have to be aware of what’s going on,” said McMullen. A common tip for online holiday shopping is sticking to sites that a user is most familiar with. “Make sure the site you are buying online is one that’s known, and one that you know and is reputable,” said Cheryl Dutton, vice president of marketing at Altra Federal Credit Union. Once a user has found the perfect holiday gift, experts advise to look for further proof that a website is secure. […]
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