Welcome to the second ICEX newsletter. We aim to keep you up to date with what’s going on in the ITAD industry as well as what’s going on within ICEX. If there’s anything you’d like to see in the newsletter or something you want advice with the please contact us.
What’s in the news?
Facebook – Cambridge Analytica
The ICO’s investigation found that between 2007 and 2014, Facebook processed the personal information of users unfairly by allowing application developers access to their information without sufficiently clear and informed consent, and allowing access even if users had not downloaded the app, but were simply ‘friends’ with people who had.
Facebook also failed to keep the personal information secure because it failed to make suitable checks on apps and developers using its platform. These failings meant one developer, Dr Aleksandr Kogan and his company GSR, harvested the Facebook data of up to 87 million people worldwide, without their knowledge. A subset of this data was later shared with other organisations, including SCL Group, the parent company of Cambridge Analytica who were involved in political campaigning in the US.
What’s new with ICEX?
At the start of October we released our new website to the world. The website clearly outlines what services we offer as well as giving you the latest news updates, case studies and interesting blogs.
Security Tip Of The Month
Cyber war is upon us. Every newsletter, ICEX will share a few security tips to help you keep your sensitive information secure. We would love to hear from you, what security issues are concerning you?
Making staff aware of security issues should not be a onetime training exercise, everybody needs to be involved irrespective of rank. The staff within your business are the last line of defence; your employees must be able to identify and avoid potentially malicious emails, reducing the threat to your business. Email security training needs to be an evolving process.