United Kingdom

Alarming statistics show human error remains primary cause of personal data breaches

60% of ICO-reported breaches this year are caused by human error, with healthcare the most-affected sector

London, UK, 20th August 2019: Figures released today by Egress, the leading provider of people-centric data security solutions, obtained via a Freedom of Information (FOI) request, highlight concerning statistics on human error remaining the main cause of personal data breaches (PDBs). 

The figures show that of the 4856 PDBs reported to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) between 1st January and 20th June 2019, 60% were the result of human error. 

GDPR one year on: UK businesses struggling with requests for personal information

Crawley, UK, May 22, 2019 – A year after the GDPR came into effect, a new study suggests many UK businesses are struggling to process requests from customers who are exercising their right to access the personal information stored about them. Of 37 businesses evaluated, primarily large financial services organizations, utilities and telcos, around a third (12) were found to be non-compliant, with five overshooting the time limit of one month that is specified by the regulation.  

Brexit far more difficult to prepare for than Y2K, Eggplant survey reveals

London, UK, 26th March 2019: 81% of businesses are likely to review or update existing business processes and software as a result of Brexit, a survey from Eggplant, the customer experience optimization specialist today revealed. The survey also found that 65% of organizations believe it is certain or very likely that Brexit will impact software systems and processes.

When it comes to an organization’s systems, 57% believe the impact of Brexit to be far more complex to prepare for than Y2K/the Millennium Bug, a problem in the coding of computerized systems that was projected to create havoc in computers and computer networks around the world at the beginning of the year 2000.

Report: 88% of UK Businesses Surveyed Have Been Breached During the Last 12 Months

Reading, UK, 11th February 2019: Carbon Black (NASDAQ: CBLK), a leader in next-generation endpoint security delivered via the cloud, today released the results of its second UK Threat Report. The research indicates that the UK’s cyber threat environment is intensifying. According to the report, attacks are growing in volume, and the average number of breaches has increased. The report analyses survey results from different vertical sectors, organisation sizes and IT team sizes to build a picture of the modern attack and cyber defence landscape in the UK.

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2018 Unisys Security Index™: Identity Theft Top Concern for UK Citizens, Social Media Exploitation Fuelling Fear Amongst Millennials

London, UK. October 24, 2018 – The 2018 Unisys Security Index™, a leading security barometer which surveys over 1,000 UK citizens, has revealed identity theft as the top worry for UK citizens, with 56 percent of respondent registering that they were very or extremely concerned. Concerns over identity theft eclipsed those related to national security, the top concern in 2017.

Zylpha’s Latest Document Bundling System Targets Both iManage and Iken users

The UK’s leading legal systems innovator Zylpha (www.zylpha.com) has announced the latest version of its widely acclaimed document bundling system. Key to the new version is a high-performance iManage connector with iManage Work 10 connectivity and an all new connector for the Iken Case Management system.

By incorporating Zylpha’s digital document bundling, users can produce legal and other document bundles at a fraction of the cost, time and effort associated with manual processes. Typically, users will save 70% when compared to manual alternatives. In addition, the secure system eliminates costs such as stationery, photocopying, paper file-storage, maintenance and courier costs.

Improving customer experience is top digital transformation objective for half of manufacturers

68 per cent of manufacturing and engineering companies are confident about change as industry 4.0 advances.

London, UK – 23 April, 2018 - Britain’s manufacturers finished 2017 with the strongest three months of growth since 2014, according to the most recent figures from The Markit/CIPS UK manufacturing PMI barometer, as resurgent Eurozone growth lifted demand for goods[1]. Reflecting this recent uplift, research commissioned by Interoute, the global cloud and network provider, found that 68 per cent of manufacturing and engineering firms are confident about driving change. This is more than any other industry surveyed and above the European average of 61 per cent.

Ultima Displays Launches Its Exclusive Vision Banner Range

Corby, UK, 16 April 2018 – Ultima Displays, Europe’s leading one-stop solutions and hardware providers, has launched its new ‘Vision’ Banner range, a modern, sleek and elegantly designed range of display solutions. Offering a solution for all needs and budgets, the Vision Banner range is designed to display any brand message with both style and impact and is unique to the portable display market. The full range will be unveiled for the first time during next week’s Sign & Digital event in Birmingham.

UKCloud maintains its market-leading position as one of the first companies in the UK to achieve ISO27017 certification

London - 6 March 2018 - UKCloud, the easy to adopt, easy to use and easy to leave assured cloud services company today announced that it has achieved certification against the ISO27017 information security standard, which specifically relates to the security of cloud services. Demonstrating its total commitment to align its operating standards with world-class best practices, this additional certification recognizes UKCloud’s adherence to a framework of focused controls which are specific to the provision of cloud-based services.

UK Emergency Services at risk of major cyber-attack, overall infrastructure resilient

London, UK. [27 February 2018] The UK’s emergency services are at risk of a major cyber-attack. This is the finding of a new landscape analysis, issued this morning by leading threat intelligence provider, Anomali.

The UK Threat Landscape report, which explores the UK’s Critical National Infrastructure against threats and possible vulnerabilities, points to a number of weak spots in the UK which could attract an attack. One of the most notable, in addition to the emergency services, is the Defence Equipment and Supply Organisation which presents a prime target for actors seeking to disrupt defence procurement.