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Protecting Personal Data: Learning from the CeX Hack

Just yesterday, the cybersphere sustained another attack--this one targeting personal information and credit card data. The system of electronics retailer CeX was breached by hackers, causing a leak of its customers’ names, phone numbers, and even addresses, as well as encrypted credit card information. Because CeX is such a large firm with locations in countries across the world, up to 2 million people’s privacy was compromised from the attack.

Unfortunately, this attack is not an isolated occurrence. These kinds of cybersecurity breaches happen all the time, making it all the more crucial that corporations--and the individuals who work for them--take every proper precaution. This is where GLS can help. In a statement, CeX said that while it has always had measures in place to protect itself from these kinds of threats, “Clearly...additional measures were required to prevent such a sophisticated breach occurring and we have therefore employed a cybersecurity specialist to review our processes. Together we have implemented additional advanced measures of security to prevent this from happening again.” With a team of extremely qualified information security experts sporting many decades of combined experience, GLS can provide that additional expertise to prevent cybersecurity breaches. In addition to our team’s know-how, our training courses--meticulously crafted and then combined into comprehensive packages--will ensure that every part of your business is secure.

Specifically, if your business deals with personal and credit card information, our Privacy & Data Protection Essentials and Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) courses will walk you through every aspect of dealing with and properly protecting such sensitive information. These courses detail, among other things:

  • What exactly counts as personal information
  • The steps for safeguarding such information: Assessing, Reducing, Protecting, Eliminating and Responding
  • What privacy laws are in place in different countries, and how they work
  • Financial penalties for compromise of personal information
  • Internet safeguards for dealing with credit card information, including email and password security
  • Social engineering strategies that target such information

Don’t put your clients’ information at risk. Employ GLS’ expertise and comprehensive courses to safeguard your business, and the private information of others, against hackers. Contact a representative at GLS today to discuss a strategy for keeping your organization secure.


 

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