Cyber

ICO issue fine of £4.4m to Interserve for security failings

Authors: Ross McKean, Henry Pelling On 24 October 2022, the ICO issued a penalty notice (MPN) to Interserve Group Limited (Interserve), imposing a fine of £4.4m for violations of the GDPR (the violations were pre-Brexit). The ICO found that Interserve had failed to put appropriate technical and organisational measures in place to secure personal data …

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Australia takes steps towards the mandatory reporting of ransomware payments

Author: Sarah Birkett A private member’s bill has been introduced in Australia that would require the mandatory reporting of ransomware payments by applicable Australian entities. The Ransomware Payments Bill would require any business or Commonwealth Government entity which makes a ransomware payment to notify the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) with details of: the identity …

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