Whether it was the millions of users left vulnerable by Fortnite, or hackers gaining access to Dunkin’ customer accounts, 2019 has already seen some of the worst data breaches to date.
If businesses hadn’t already woken up to the financial clout that’s now in the hands of the world’s data protection regulators, the recent compliance fines in the US and UK have made everyone sit up and take notice.
When British Airways was informed it was facing a fine of £183 million by the UK’s Information Security Commissioner (ICO) in July, at the heart of the problem was the company’s failure to protect customer information including their credit card details.
In the current data compliance and data security climate, empowered regulators are really flexing their muscles.
Speed to market has been everything in the software development world. But over time we’ve discovered that speed alone cannot remain the end all be all. The majority of data breaches have to do with web application security vulnerabilities; and therefore, security must become part of the software development equation.
The popularity of reusable software components has soared throughout the developer community in recent years, largely due to the convenience and time saving opportunities they offer.
Each year, by the time the calendar changes to February, for many, the interest in maintaining the New Year’s resolutions made in early January has started to wane. While increasing work life balance, eating healthier and losing weight frequently make the resolutions list, what about resolutions to help safeguard data?