Comment on South Wales Police Data Breach

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | May 24, 2015 08:00 pm PST

In light of the news that South Wales Police has been fined by the ICO for its DVD data breach, please find comment below from Nick Banks, VP EMEA and APAC, IronKey by Imation.

“No organisation is exempt to suffering a data breach, and the UK’s public sector​ is certainly no stranger to data loss​. We only need to look back over the past few years to see the catastrophic results this can have on an organisation and its reputation. Public sector organisations like South Wales Police hold a position of trust within the community, and equally, on a countrywide scale. UK citizens should be able to trust in them that any data or records held on file should be securely managed and stored on appropriate devices.

On the plus side, it is gratifying to see that the ICO are using their powers to put penalties to those that breach data protection regulations. This should be viewed as a clear warning to others that mismanagement and poor data security will not go unnoticed, and consequences are aplenty”.

By Nick Banks, VP EMEA and APAC, IronKey by Imation

Nick BanksBIO : Nicholas leads sales of Imation’s IronKey solutions in the EMEA and APAC regions.As a senior technology executive with more than 25 years in IT, including 15 years specializing in Security, Nicholas is an experienced manager with in-depth sales and business development knowledge, including running single and double tier sales models throughout EMEA. Nicholas joined Imation with the acquisition of MXI Security where he was EMEA vice president. He has held numerous positions at senior level, including senior sales director at Wick Hill, managing director EMEA at web security leader Webroot Software and senior sales director at WatchGuard.An acknowledged expert, Nicholas has strong relationships with the press and analyst communities and is frequently quoted in the European press on privacy, data breach, BYOD and security topics.