Access All Areas? — Stuart Facey, VP EMEA at Bomgar discusses how the control and management of network access can combat data breaches.

Last week, media regulator Ofcom confirmed that a major data breach[1] had occurred within its organisation.  Before leaving the company a former employee had downloaded as much as six years of data provided by TV broadcasters to the regulator.  The data was reportedly offered to the ex-staffer’s new employer, with the intention of giving an insight and competitive edge over its rivals.

The new employer contacted Ofcom to advise it of the situation, enabling Ofcom to react quickly. It sent letters to all licenced broadcasters, alongside a public statement, confirming that “the extent of the disclosure was limited and has been contained, and we have taken urgent steps to inform all parties.” Read more.