IT Governance

Update – BA Facing Record Fine for Data Breach

Update to our report in September 2018 regarding the data breach of BA’s website where BA customers were being diverted to a fraudulent website where the personal data of approximately 500,000 customers were compromised. The ICO has announced that following an extensive investigation in to the breach they have issued […]

Google hit with £44m GDPR fine – are you compliant?

Google has been fined €50m (£44m) by the French data regulator CNIL (Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés, the same as the Information Commissioner’s Office in the UK) for breach of the new (May 18) EU data protection rules (General Data Protection Regulation – GDPR). CNIL stated that the […]

National Cyber Security Awareness Month – October 2018

Since its inception in the USA in 2004, National Cybersecurity Awareness Month aims to focus on raising awareness of cyber security threats, promote cyber security amongst companies and the general public and provide resources to protect themselves online enabled through education and sharing of good practices. The European Cyber Security […]

Another massive Data Breach – BA Hacked

Following confirmation in August by Dixons Carphone (owners of Currys PC World, Carphone Warehouse, and Dixons Travel (the airport tech retailer) that c10m records had been stolen, British Airways have now announced that the Credit Card information of at least 380,000 customers has been hacked. The airline (part of […]

Another massive Data Breach affecting millions

Following their announcement on 13th June 2018 that hackers had accessed the personal details of 1.2m customers in 2017, Dixons Carphone  (owners of Curry PC World, Carphone Warehouse, and Dixons Travel (the airport tech retailer), amongst many others) have now upgraded that to confirm that c10m customer records have […]

GDPR is here in just a month!!

We here at Focus on Training make no apology for again reminding you that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes in to full force on 25th May 2018 and is widely regarded as the most significant reform of Data Protection Law over the past 25 years. Many reports suggest […]

Hackers hijack UK government websites to mine cryptocurrency

Earlier this month it was reported that thousands of government websites have been hijacked by hackers to mine cryptocurrency. The websites included The Information Commissioner’s Office (the guardian of the UK’s information rights and data privacy and those responsible for ensuring GDPR implementation), the NHS, the Student Loans Company and […]

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – Just 135 days to go!

As has been widely reported within the press, the new GDPR regulations come in to force across the EU on 25th May 2018 and are widely regarded as the most significant reform of the Data Protection Law over the past 25 years. At the start of 2018 we have already […]

GDPR – The countdown is on…

There is now fewer than 200 days before the new legislation comes into force, so if you haven’t started preparing for the changes you could be caught out in May. The introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) legislation has been described as the biggest shake up in privacy […]

Equifax suffers massive data hack!

From the Home Page of the Equifax Corporate website Prevent Fraud Our unmatched data assets and innovation protect you and your customers from fraud. From the Home Page of the Equifax Personal website Equifax Cybersecurity Incident To learn more about the cybersecurity incident, including whether your personal information was potentially […]