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Facebook owner Meta fined record €1.2bn for GDPR breach

Facebook owner Meta has been fined €1.2 billion (£1 billion) by Ireland’s Data Protection Commission (DPC) for breaching part of the European GDPR rules. The company has also been ordered to stop transferring user data from European users to its US servers. After a three-year probe into the social media giant, the DPC said that… Read More

Alibaba Cloud expected to be ‘as big as’ Alibaba Group, says CEO Zhang
Alibaba has announced a significant restructuring, with plans to spin off its cloud division as a separate, publicly listed entity. This follows tightening regulations on China's technology sector. The spinoff of the Cloud Intelligence Group was approved on Thursday via a stock dividend distribution to shareholders. The company aims to publicly list the Cloud Intelligence... Read More

Online Safety Bill to address misogynistic abuse online through proposed amendment

A proposed amendment to the Online Safety Bill would require social media firms to prevent online abuse and violence against women and girls. A cross-party group of Lords, led by former culture secretary Nicky Morgan, is backing the amendment, which would mean companies that failed to remove abusive misogynistic content and ban repeat offenders would… Read More

CloserStill Media’s Tech Shows Secure Three AEO Excellence Awards Nominations

CloserStill Media’s Tech Show London and Tech Week Singapore have been shortlisted in three categories for the upcoming 30th AEO Excellence Awards, marking a significant achievement in the event industry. Tech Show London garnered significant recognition, earning a finalist spot for two categories. First, the Best Conference UK award, in which two other CloserStill Media… Read More

One in three businesses faced cyber attacks last year, report says

Nearly a third of businesses and a quarter of charities have said they were the subject of cyber attacks or breaches, new data has shown. Figures collected for the UK Government by polling company Ipsos show a similar proportion of larger and medium-sized companies and high-income charities faced attacks or breaches in 2021. A total… Read More

Varonis Opens First Australian Data Center in Sydney
Varonis, a New York-based data protection and analytics company, has opened its first data centre in Australia. This move will support its software as a service (SaaS) customers in the region. Data Sovereignty Rules and Regulations in Australia The data centre in Sydney will help customers comply with Australia's national data sovereignty rules and the... Read More

WHSmith suffers cyber security attack, employee data breached

WHSmith has confirmed a cyber security incident that has resulted in illegal access to current and former employee data. The British retailer immediately launched an investigation, initiated an incident response plan, engaged specialist support services, and notified authorities. In a statement, WHSmith said: “[We take] the issue of cyber security extremely seriously and investigations into… Read More

The cybersecurity skills shortage is a ‘misnomer’ says Robin Bylenga of DWS Group
Ahead of Cloud & Cyber Security Expo at ExCeL London on 8-9 March, Robin Bylenga spoke with Techerati on the human element of cybersecurity, the skills shortage, and diversity. Robin is the Information Security Awareness, Education and Communications Lead at DWS Group. She will join a panel at Cloud & Cyber Security Expo on the... Read More

Creating cybersecurity herd immunity through third-party risk management
The term 'herd immunity' should be a familiar one to many, but did you know the same concept can be applied to cybersecurity third-party risk management? To achieve cybersecurity herd immunity, third-party risk management is essential. When a breach occurs, the threat cannot spread if the surroundings are secure. This is the theory proposed in... Read More

Uptime Institute acquires LEET Security

Uptime Institute has successfully completed its acquisition of LEET Security, a cybersecurity ratings agency based in Spain. Founded in 2010, LEET Security’s rating system became the first implementation of the EU Cybersecurity Strategy’s recommendation to create ICT security labeling systems. “Over the past decade, LEET Security has developed a unique and comprehensive cyber security rating… Read More

Top ways to deal with the great cybersecurity talent shortage
The global cybersecurity sector is facing intense challenges, including a significant talent shortage. Advancing threats are adding to these problems. From security breaches related to remote working, to new threats from innovative cybercriminals. Research from the (ISC)² Cybersecurity Workforce Study found that despite adding close to half a million new workers in 2022, the cybersecurity... Read More

VastFlux ad-fraud scheme affecting millions taken down by HUMAN
HUMAN Security, a global cybersecurity leader, has successfully taken down one of the biggest ad fraud operations known as VastFlux. The scheme made spoofs of 1,700 applications and targeted 120 publishers. In total, more than 11 million devices were impacted, with a peak volume of 12 billion false ad requests per day. "What was technically... Read More