Many organisations acknowledge that their privacy activities are inadequate and that they have worsened over the past two years, a survey shows.
More than a third (43 per cent) of organisations polled by Gartner have a comprehensive privacy management program in place, while seven per cent admitted to doing the bare minimum to meet their legal requirements.
Companies that have been subject to an attack could wrongly believe that their systems are secure, when in fact they are still vulnerable to malicious activity.
This is according to a new report from experts at Kaspersky Lab and Outpost 24, who carried out a security audit on a variety of European organisations.
As the bring your own device (BYOD) trend gathers momentum, companies are not protecting themselves by putting security policies in place, research shows.
As many as a quarter of manufacturing organisations based in the UK were shown to be allowing the use of personal devices on company networks, without the presence of formal policies, Intrinsic Technology found earlier this month.
As excitement builds over the release of the new iPhone 5S, a group of German hackers claim to have infiltrated one of the handset's security features – a fingerprint sensor.
The software, known as Touch ID, was successfully compromised by the Chaos Computer Club (CCC) just two days after the handset was released.
The need for mobile application security has become even more apparent, as new figures suggest that the number of downloads from app stores will hit 102 billion this year.
Predictions from Gartner show a significant rise from the 64 billion apps downloaded in 2012 – although it seems people are still sceptical about paying for them.
Professional networking site LinkedIn has questioned the US government's motivations by not allowing websites to publish the number of security-related data requests they have received.
Releasing its latest transparency report for the first half of the year, the site acknowledged that all other government requests for member data from all over the world are covered by the study.
The Telstra BigPond network has been upgraded in a bid to protect customers from malware attacks.
After research from the Kindsight Security Labs Malware Report – Q2 2013 showed that as many as ten per cent of home networks are affected by malware, Telstra decided to take steps to enhance vulnerability management.
China is placing greater emphasis on IT security, with the market expected to grow considerably over the next few years.
The International Data Corporation (IDC) predicts that the compound growth rate in the market will reach 12.2 per cent between 2012 and 2017.
As many Asian nations experience economic growth, the need to secure intellectual property is becoming more prominent.
This is an area of business that may have previously been overlooked, noted senior managing director at risk consultancy Kroll Tad Kageyama, but this is no longer the case.
Customers are becoming increasingly aware of how their personal data is being dealt with when they provide payment details over the phone, a new study has found.
Compiled by Syntec Telecom, the survey highlighted the need for PCI compliance as just one per cent of consumers believe the most secure means of making a payment is through call centre agents.