Box boosts cloud security with automated classification

11 September 2020

Box said an “intelligent, automated classification” will soon be added to Box Shield, the firm’s advanced security solution for protecting content in the cloud. 

It will now automatically scan files and classify them based on their content to help businesses detect and secure sensitive data. Box Shield is the fastest growing new product in the company’s history and security-conscious and highly regulated organisations including NASA use it to secure data in the cloud. 

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Northumbria University hit by attack

02 September 2020

Students at Northumbria University received letters from the deputy vice-chancellor informing them there had been a "cyber incident" and an investigation has been launched.

Professor Peter Francis explained that a group of external specialists had launched an investigation into the incident and took "immediate action in order to mitigate the impact".

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), Northumbria Police and other regulatory bodies were also informed of the attack.

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nCipher nShield HSMs secure Red Hat container certification

01 September 2020

nCipher Security, an Entrust Datacard company and vendor of hardware security modules (HSMs), said its nShield HSMs are now available as a Red Hat OpenShift certified container, delivering enhanced security and "providing a root of trust" for containerised applications.

The new optimisation is the latest in a 10-year technology collaboration between the companies that includes nShield HSM integrations with Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Certificate System, and Red Hat OpenStack Platform.

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Marriott facing class action over data breach

26 August 2020

A class action style suit has been filed in the UK against hotel group Marriott International following a massive data breach that exposed the information of some 500 million guests around the world.

The breach exposed including around 30 million residents of the European Union, between July 2014 and September 2018. Representative legal action against Marriott has been filed by UK resident, Martin Bryant, on behalf of millions of hotel guests domiciled in England & Wales who made reservations at hotel brands globally within the Starwood Hotels group, which is now part of Marriott International.

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