The Culture, Media and Sport Committee has published its report Cyber Security: Protection of Personal Data Online . This inquiry was launched in October 2015 following the cyber-attack on TalkTalk’s website. The Committee looked at cyber-security and the response to cyber-crime and broader issues around data protection. Cyber security experts from ESET, Proofpoint, FireMon and Lieberman Software discuss the report.
“Networked environments, especially in large enterprises like TalkTalk, are becoming increasingly complex with so many disparate solutions trying to solve the end goal of ‘cyber security’. What organisations now need to recognise is that more technology is unlikely to stop data leakage and prevent big breaches. Instead, they should focus on proper management of the solutions they already have in place and start looking for tools that give them total visibility into their environment and assess current processes to ensure they are still valid.
“Improved management and personnel training, as suggested in the latest report, will go a long way towards minimising these kinds of breaches and make sure personal customer data is effectively protected.”