ICO Adding 200 New Staff Solely for Enforcement Efforts

The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) will soon be expanding their staff of 300 by adding 200 more lawyers, policy advisors, analysts, and investigators solely for enforcement efforts. They will be strictly enforcing new data protection laws aimed at curtailing the mishandling of consumers’ personal information. The ICO will have the ability to impose large […]

Wi-Fi Routers: A New Avenue for Hackers To Attack

Wi-Fi routers appear to be another avenue for hackers to strike. As Sequel has said before, often times it is the office hardware people overlook that can pose real danger to a company. Computerworld has reported the popular Belkin N600 DB router has several vulnerabilities unauthenticated hackers could exploit. The CERT Coordination Center at Carnegie […]

What Are the Federal Government’s Standards for Cyber Security?

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) can now take action against companies failing to protect customer data, according to a recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. The important point to note about this headline is that the federal government has not set actual standards for cyber security. Therefore, it […]

U.S. Businesses Need To Get Serious About Europe’s Data Protection

Guidelines for U.S. firms operating in Europe could become much tighter as Europe’s data protection watchdog is calling to enforce costly fines on businesses violating new data-privacy rules. This should act as a wakeup call for U.S. businesses to get serious about this issue. The European Commission and many national governments are pushing for a […]