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Catches of the month: Phishing scams for September…

In our latest round-up of phishing scams, we look at a novel Instagram scam that targets victims through their direct messages, review the latest campaign that imitates Microsoft Office’s log-in page and discuss how even…

The cost of a data breach in 2020

Organisations spend $3.86 million (about £2.9 million) recovering from security incidents, according to Ponemon Institute’s Cost of a Data Breach Report 2020. That represents a slight decrease on 2019, which Ponemon’s researchers credit to organisations…

ISO 27701: UKAS requirements for ISMS certification bodies

ISO/IEC 27701:2019 is a privacy extension to the internationally recognised management system standard for information security, ISO/IEC 27001:2013, providing a set of privacy-specific requirements, controls and control objectives. It specifies the requirements for, and provides…

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Cruise ship operator Carnival crippled by ransomware

Carnival has suffered a ransomware attack, putting the personal data of both customers and staff at risk. The Florida-based cruise operator says that the incident, which was discovered on 15 August, affected the IT systems…