New figures from jobs site Indeed this week reveal that vacancies for Data Protection Officers (DPOs) have soared by 709% in the two years since the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was ratified two years back. It’s a shame that, with so long to prepare, organisations are only now wising up to the implications of the region-wide privacy law. Our own research has shown that many other areas of investment are also lacking.
What are needed most now are cool heads and a long-term, strategic approach to GDPR compliance. Racing to finish before the May 25 deadline could lead to mistakes and gaps which may cause more harm than good. Think of this as a continuous process, not a one-off Y2K-style effort. Continue reading →
Renowned think tank Chatham House this week published a new report warning that those in charge of the UK’s nuclear facilities have underestimated the risk of a serious cyber attack. While some of the sensational tabloid headlines it generated are somewhat wide of the mark, the report nevertheless highlights again the potentially catastrophic effects of cyber attacks on SCADA and industrial control systems (ICS).
It should provide food for thought for any CISO tasked with securing such systems. Continue reading →