UK MPs have questioned the government’s ability to protect the UK from cyber attacks
- due to a “skills shortage
” and “chaotic handling of personal data breaches
”. Cyber attacks are one of the biggest risks to national security.
⚔ The weakest link is people
and how they manage sensitive information - such as copying confidential files on to laptops. ⛔
Data D-day is looming
. Eve Maler, VP of Innovation and Technology of ForgetRock Inc, stresses “companies that do not get more transparent about data-sharing risk big losses in the near future
”. Customers across the globe will begin asking “What is it you’re sharing about me?
” and companies need to be prepared to answer
- especially when GDPR comes into action next year. The legislation is going to effect pretty much every multinational enterprise
“that monitors or sells to EU citizens
”. 😳 Watch the full interview here
New European projects are looking at how to protect critical data transfers
- including healthcare data. Sharing our personal heath data can have numerous benefits
: from making treatments “more personalised, rapid and therefore more effective
”, to doctors abroad having access to our medical history if you “unexpectedly need medical treatment
”, to detecting “the very early stages of epidemics before they spread
”. But - sharing this sensitive data needs to be through a security and privacy compliant system.