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With cyber-security incidents increasing, GDPR scares and the Cambridge-Analytica crisis, data security is on everyone’s mind. UK consumers are expressing willingness to walk away from a business that fails to look after their personal data. From this, retailers are most at risk of customer loss.

As I am sure we all remember from last year’s GDPR rush, there has been significant progress in cyber security legislation from the European Union. But what has happened since then to protect us and our businesses?

Here at Serviceteam IT the team have written a lot about the Internet of Things (IoT). It seems to be everywhere. However, now there are an increasing number of reports which warn technology companies, governments and the insurance sector about cyber-security threats from the IoT. We all need to take an interest in how we can make sure this emerging technology of connected devices is safe to use.

Entrepreneurs trying to grow their businesses are juggling so many demands on their time that they may find themselves unwittingly leaving the back door open to cybercriminals.

Cyber-security incidents are at large, and everybody knows it. Data breaches are now a daily occurrence and threaten both businesses and individuals. But just how many people do these incidents affect, where do the hackers come from, and what should I look out for to prevent a cyber-security attack on my device?

Israel has accused Hamas – a Palestinian Islamist group – of using a World Cup live scores and fixtures app and two fake dating apps to hack soldier’s smartphones and spying on them. Who can be safe from cyber-criminals and hacking?

Dog collars to toasters are connected as part of the Internet of Things (IoT), with experts predicting that by 2020 more than 50% of new businesses will run on the IoT. However, cyber security and privacy are the biggest challenges for IoT, collecting large amounts of personal identifiable information. As soon as some financial benefit from hacking smart devices appears, cyber criminals will find a way to take advantage of it.