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Almost half of UK organizations now encrypt all their data

The increasing threat of data breaches and ransomware is leading more business to encrypt all of their data according to a new report. The report, from hardware-encrypted USB drive maker Apricorn, is based on a study of 100 UK IT…

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NFT marketplace OpenSea confirms customer data leak

Popular NFT marketplace OpenSea has started issuing emails to its users warning them of a leak of customer data. OpenSea says that an employee of its email delivery vendor, Customer.io, abused their position to access and share email addresses with…

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Exploring the value of data mobility for modern enterprises

The phrase “information is the new oil” is tossed about with relative abandon these days. Data is undoubtedly one of the most critical elements in a successful 21st century business, but its utility only becomes apparent after it has been…

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New UK data laws set to make annoying cookie pop-ups crumble

Website pop-ups asking you to consent to cookies have become a regular — if irritating — feature for European internet users since the introduction of GDPR in 2018. As part of a post Brexit shake up of data law the…

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Just because you have a backup strategy it doesn’t mean you can recover data

Almost all (99 percent) of IT decision makers say they have backup strategies in place, but 26 percent admit they were unable to fully restore all data or documents when recovering from a backup. These findings come from a survey…

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Human error to blame for eight out of 10 data breaches

New analysis by CybSafe of data from the UK Information Commissioner’s Office shows 80 percent of data breaches reported in 2021 were caused by user error. A total of 2,692 reports were sent to the ICO last year 80 percent…

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Interoperability and basic data are key to future of Smart Hospitals

In June 2021, the UK government announced a plan to transform how data is used across the health and care sectors. The goal is to give patients control of their health data and enable staff to save more lives through…

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Data centers continue to struggle with outages

The latest Outage Analysis report released by the Uptime Institute reveals that the digital infrastructure sector is struggling to achieve a measurable reduction in outage rates and severity. One in five organizations report experiencing a ‘serious’ or ‘severe’ outage (involving…

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Cloud data breaches rise as adoption and complexity increase

According to a new report, 45 percent of businesses have experienced a cloud-based data breach or failed audit in the past 12 months, up five percent from the previous year. The latest Cloud Security Report from Thales also shows multi-cloud…

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How data can help overcome the challenges of hybrid working [Q&A]

Of the many challenges thrown up by the pandemic, the switch to remote working has perhaps been one of the most significant. How have organizations coped with this change, what will the long term effects be and what’s the role…

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