Following on from our hat trick of nominations in the PCR Awards 2018, Transputec has now scored with a brace of nominations in two different awards, both of which are based on our reputation as a great place to work.
It’s an exciting week for Transputec and ThreatSpike as we gear up to attend one of the key events in the hospitality and technology calendar - the HITEC conference being held in Amsterdam at the RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre.
The personal details of around 150 million users of popular nutrition app MyFitnessPal have been hacked in the latest large scale breach, the third biggest in history in terms of the number of user accounts affected. US fitness brand Under Armour, which owns the MyFitnessPal software, has said that usernames, email addresses and passwords were potentially stolen.
As Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook are finding out right now, how you handle individual personal data is becoming a very hot topic. Zuckerberg has just been forced to apologise for the way in which a third party, Cambridge Analytics, has misused sensitive personal data about the lifestyle choices and political views of Facebook users.
An estimated $30bn has been wiped off the share value of Facebook in just a few days, for something that they did not even do themselves, but which they allowed others to do through harvesting information from their platform.
If you are a CTO charged with maintaining the security of your organisation’s network, you will already be well aware of phishing attacks. Phishing represents a huge threat to the online security of individuals and organisations alike. In fact research suggests that 95% of all successful cyber-attacks start with phishing.
Given the scale of the threat, combating phishing attacks is one of the priorities of the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre, and they have just published new guidance for organisations on how to protect your organisation against email phishing threats. The guidance is aimed at organisations of all sizes, in all sectors and has been produced in collaboration with CPNI, government, academia and industry.