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5 DATA BREACHES THAT COULD HAVE BEEN AVOIDED IN 2018
2018 has been a year of ups and downs for information security. We’ve seen the enforcement of the EU’s GDPR take full effect, bringing the importance of protecting sensitive data to the forefront of people’s minds, with practical steps being taken to ensure compliance. However, while 2018 should have been the year that cyber security incidents fell, the headlines were, once again, filled with one company after another reporting breaches or receiving huge fines for compromised sensitive data. What has been interesting to see unfold this year is how many data breach incidents were reported that actually could have been avoided should the correct security policies and technologies been put in place. Even huge news such as the recent O2 network outage could have been avoided if the organization had correct measures in place to ensure employees updated the software correctly. READ MORE