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Titan Atlas | Students hit by University of Greenwich data breach

Personal details about hundreds of London-based research students were posted online in an apparent breach of data privacy laws. The University of Greenwich has apologised and said it is in the process of contacting those affected. The matter was brought to the BBC’s attention by one of the students, who discovered the information could be found via a Google search. They also flagged the matter to the UK’s data watchdog. The Information Commissioner’s Office has confirmed that an investigation is… Continue reading

Titan Atlas | Can technology bring lawyers into the 21st Century?

The legal profession is perhaps more associated with bulging files of papers, odd clothing and arcane procedures than with technological innovation. But several start-ups are trying to give this most conservative – and sometimes vexing – of professions a digital makeover. Basha Rubin, for example, co-founded New York’s Priori Legal, an online marketplace that connects lawyers with businesses, after she perceived that there were too many obstacles in the way of businesses trying to find legal services.

Lawyers listed on… Continue reading

Titan Atlas | Fury after Adobe Creative Cloud deletes files

Adobe has patched its Creative Cloud apps after people noticed the software was deleting Mac users’ files without warning. After customers updated Creative Cloud, it accessed their hard drive and deleted the first folder that appeared in alphabetical order. Due to file-naming conventions on Mac computers, the bug often deleted hidden system folders or data backup files. Adobe issued a fix for the issue on Sunday. Many people in the creative industries have reacted angrily on social media. “So Creative… Continue reading

Titan Atlas | Phone software bug ‘eavesdrops and makes premium calls’

A VOIP software bug can enable scammers to eavesdrop on phone conversations and make high-cost calls on other people’s lines, security experts have shown. The problem affects voice-over-internet-protocol (Voip) phones, commonly used by businesses. Just by running a couple of lines of code on a website visited by the phone user, the researchers demonstrated how premium-rate calls could be made. A security expert said such bugs could make “millions” for the perpetrators     More >>>>

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Titan Atlas | Do We Need Stronger Sentences For Data Theft?

The recent case of a woman being fined just £1000 for the illegal selling of 28,000 customer records has led to renewed calls from the UK’s Information Commissioner (ICO) Christopher Graham for custodial sentences for data theft.

The Current Situation

As things stand now UK courts can issue unlimited fines but not custodial sentences.

This has long been a point of frustration for the Information Commission. In 2006 for example the then chief of the ICO, Richard Thomas said that… Continue reading

Titan Atlas | Google takes wider action on ‘right to be forgotten’

Tech giant Google says it will hide content removed under the “right to be forgotten” from all versions of the search engine when viewed from countries where removal was approved.

Under the “right to be forgotten” ruling, EU citizens may ask search engines to remove information about them.

Now, removed results will not appear on any version of Google.

EU privacy regulators previously asked the firm to do this.

Until now, search results removed under the “right to be forgotten”… Continue reading

DRP – Is Yours Ready?

THE DISASTER RECOVERY PLAN

The DRP (Disaster Recovery Plan) is the most important item in your armoury. It is what you will turn to if there is indeed a disaster or other serious incident.

Hopefully, you will never have to use it, but if you do, it can be the difference between the loss of your organisation and its survival. It is therefore absolutely critical that it is workable – that it is of sufficient quality to guide you… Continue reading

DRP – Where’s Yours?

THE DISASTER RECOVERY PLAN

The DRP (Disaster Recovery Plan) is the most important item in your armoury. It is what you will turn to if there is indeed a disaster or other serious incident.

Hopefully, you will never have to use it, but if you do, it can be the difference between the loss of your organisation and its survival. It is therefore absolutely critical that it is workable – that it is of sufficient quality to guide you… Continue reading

50 Percent use Cloud for Sensitive Data

About half of the IT (information technology) and security professionals asked whether they use external cloud-based services for sensitive or confidential data said they did — but their approaches to encrypting data in the cloud vary widely, according to the findings of the survey published today.

The “Encryption in the Cloud” survey done by Ponemon Institute sought the opinions of more than 4,000 IT professionals in seven countries, including the US. About 38 percent of the respondents said… Continue reading

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