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How can digitization and data make the generation of electricity more efficient and sustainable?

The UK’s energy industry is in uncharted waters, and it is being impacted by conflicting forces which are above and below the waterline. Firstly, prices are rising at levels unseen in a generation, and are only predicted to increase further…

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Cybercriminals go phishing for data in the social media pool

The latest quarterly report from NortonLifeLock’s global research team, Norton Labs, looks at how cybercriminals are using social media phishing attacks to steal private information. Based on analysis of a full year of phishing attacks on the top social media…

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Cybercriminals use messaging apps to steal data and spread malware

The shift to remote working has boosted the popularity of messaging apps, in particular those like Discord and Telegram which have underlying elements that allow users to create and share programs or other types of content that’s used inside the…

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Average cost of a data breach increases by 16 percent

A new report released today by ForgeRock shows the average cost of a breach in the US has increased by 16 percent to $9.5m, making the US the costliest place in the world to recover from a breach. It also…

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Businesses struggle with high levels of ‘dark data’

In a new survey 42 percent of respondents say at least half of their data is ‘dark data’ — retained by the organization, but never used. The study from Quest Software, in collaboration with the Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG), highlights…

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IBM’s latest acquisition helps enterprises spot ‘bad data’ at source

As the volume of data continues to grow at an unprecedented rate, organizations often struggle to manage the health and quality of their data sets. To deal with this IBM has announced that it’s acquiring Israel-based Databand.ai, a provider of…

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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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