The new EU data protection regulation is expected to come into force next year, replacing the existing Data Protection Directive adopted in 1995. The new legislation is aimed at strengthening consumer and business trust in Europe’s digital economy, addressing the needs of the internet and cloud age. Despite this, a recent report by cloud security company, Skyhigh Networks, revealed that currently only one cloud provider in 100 would meet the regulation. So what can we expect from the new regulation and what effect will it have on cloud computing?
A recent survey by Kaspersky and B2B International revealed that 94% of companies experienced a cyber-attack in the last 12 months; 3% higher than in 2013.
Last week we advised on how to protect yourself against the damaging GOZeuS and CryptoLocker viruses (read more here). However with more than 15,000 people in the UK already affected, what should you do if the ransomware message appears on your screen?
What you need to know
The National Crime Agency (NCA) has advised the public this week to protect themselves against two forms of malware known as GOZeuS and CryptoLocker. This malware is particularly damaging, with the potential to cost UK computer users millions of pounds.