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Text, Lies and Leaked Emails

There seems to be a noticeable recurring theme in the Political world – it’s recently instigated a hacking culture; first Clinton’s emails, then Trump’s website and now former Secretary of State, Colin Powell has been the victim of a rather uncomfortable email hack. The revelations of the contents of these emails are enough for someone to detach themselves from society. Ah the good old days of flip phones, an era where we didn’t have to worry so much about our emails being leaked.

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BYOD - Benefits, Security Threats and Solutions

BYOD was developed and used in the workplace in 2009 when Intel recognised that more and more workers were bringing their own smartphones, laptops and tablets to connect to the company systems.

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Data Protection ideas in Healthcare

Last month, members of the Regenstrief institute (a research organisation in Indiana) proposed to revolutionize and simplify how patients access their confidential health data from different data sources using FHIR – Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources. This was instigated after a high demand from patients to access their confidential healthcare. The health IT standard and API enables the end-user to generate patients’ health records from an entirely separate data source or sandbox. These secure web based portals allow patients to send messages to schedule their next health appointments and order prescriptions.

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Is it time to go greener?

As children, we’ve been conditioned to respond to certain signs, signals and colours. The colour green for instance denotes positive connotations – “go”, “nature” and “safety and security” are all signifiers of this colour. Take the colour red on the other hand, you’ll instantly get antitheist connotations of “warning” and “danger”. It’s no wonder then that the green bar of trust on a browser, is in fact, well green ! It’s not just colours, it’s signs too - a lock icon for instance indicates a platform of trust and security.

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'Striding' to catch the hackers

Having kept a low profile since 2011, cyber espionage group, Strider, have been extremely discrete yet highly persistent in targeting high profile organisations to retrieve data and stealing encryption keys. Last week, it was announced that web security experts, Symantec and Kaspersky Lab have uncovered their surreptitious cyber activities.

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RAA ransomware discovered

Security researchers have discovered a new ransomware known as ‘RAA.’ RAA impersonates a regular email (.JS) file attachment and is made entirely from Javascript rather than an executable file – like ‘Ransom32’, making it more effective depending on the situation.

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eIDAS regulation - What should you expect ?

The new EU eIDAS regulation that oversees electronic identification and trusted services will be enforced from July 2016.

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The EU's GDPR: What you need to know

Policy makers in Brussels have recognised the 1995 ‘General Data Protection Regulation’ (GDPR) is no longer adequate considering the vast amounts of digital information being used worldwide. Despite having just gotten used to July’s revised ‘ePrivacy Directive’ (The cookie law), organisations or businesses that process data relevant to EU based individuals will soon be required to comply with an updated 1995 GDPR regulation – to be enforced from mid-2018.

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Google's Certificate Transparency Policy set to expand

Certificate Transparency (CT) was a standard introduced in November 2014 by Google.The main objective was to fix different structural flaws in the SSL certificate system which could facilitate a wide range of cyberattacks if left unchecked (e.g. spoofing, Man-In-The-Middle attacks).

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Using Trust To Boost Revenue: A Simple Guide

As mentioned in our 2015 Christmas blog, online consumption and spending have been growing consistently year-on-year. This trend is a massive opportunity for businesses – like yours – to enhance revenue but many continue to underestimate – or entirely overlook – the relationship between trust and revenue, limiting potential gains as a result.

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