Tackling Push Payment Scams

The Payment Systems Regulator (PSR) has announced an industry-wide action plan to tackle push payment scams. A push payment is where a bank or other payment service provider (PSP) is instructed to transfer money from a customer’s account to another account. When a customer gives consent for a transaction to be processed, it becomes an […]

Cybersecurity Predictions for 2018 – Part Two

In the first part of our overall look at 2018 predictions, we determined six of the top 11 trends that were predicted for this year. In this second installment we will look at the remaining five overall topics that are expected to shake cybersecurity in 2018. IoT Legislation The Internet of Things (IoT) may be the most affected […]

Cybersecurity Predictions for 2018 – Part One

Over the course of December and into the New Year, my inbox fills up with predictions for what 2018 will bring cybersecurity. At the end of 2016 we assessed a whole host of industry predictions and determined 12 topics that would dictate 2017: skills gap, ransomware, poor routine IT practices, political disruption, CIO activities, social media attacks, AI, advanced cyber-criminals, GDPR, a cloud vendor […]

GDPR: The Silver Lining

ARE there four letters presently capable of generating greater fear and anxiety for organisations around the world than GDPR? Colin Tankard, managing director, Digital Pathways, seeks to alleviate those concerns The majority of conversations surrounding the imminent arrival of GDPR – General Data Protection Regulation – strike a tone similar to the way citizens were […]

GDPR: new warning about data security, including job applications

There’s a new warning being issued for estate agents and all other businesses to ensure they are prepared for the General Data Protection Regulation, coming into effect on May 25 this year. GDPR will impact how agents collect data from prospective clients in-branch, over the telephone, and how they communicate with portal leads. In practical terms it means […]

Securing email is essential

Colin Tankard, Managing Director, Digital Pathways, examines why email is now such an essential communications and collaboration tool for both employees and consumers According to the Radicati Group, there are currently more than 3.7 billion people using email on a worldwide basis, which it estimates will grow to more than 4.1 billion by the end […]

Content filtering a potential challenge in digital single market

The proposed digital single market directive is intended to harmonise e-commerce and copyright throughout the European Union, but concerns have been raised over the technological impact this would have on UK industry Cloud storage providers often use encryption to protect their users’ content, which could hinder content filtering. “Dropbox and other cloud storage providers talk […]

Predictions for the Data Security Market in 2018

November 2017 by Colin Tankard, Managing Director of data security company, Digital Pathways 2017 was another year of major data loss and hacks. These breaches have increased pressure on business and individuals alike, to clearly focus on the importance of securing data. Whether the warnings are heeded, remains to be seen. Colin Tankard, Managing Director […]

Uber Disaster: Here We Go Again

The revelation that the data of some 57 million Uber customers and drivers has been leaked, with the company then paying the hackers $100,000 to delete the data and keep quiet about it, has come as yet another ‘nail in the coffin’ to the data security strategies employed by business – both large and small. […]