ISSIG Requests Orthus Update Membership on U.K. Data Protection Act

LONDON, United Kingdom - April 20, 2011 - In response to an industry call for information security leaders to address current United Kingdom Data Protection Act (DPA) issues and challenges.
April 21, 2011 - PRLog -- The Information Security Special Interest Group (ISSG) asked Orthus Limited to present at their meeting in May.

In response to a dramatic rise in data breaches and fines over the last year, the ISSIG asked Orthus to explain principles and practices of the DPA to their members to ensure they understand what constitutes compliance to this critical legislation.

Orthus will also detail the common denominator associated with all data breaches experienced over the last year and what businesses can do to thwart attackers at the ISSIG Meeting held at the Missenden Abbey Conference Centre in Great Missenden Bucks on Wednesday May 11, 2011.

“Last year twenty-five credit card frauds were committed each minute in the United Kingdom and almost one in four British citizens were the victim of identity theft. This year there are more than 4.2 million web pages available on the Internet offering some kind of free down-loadable hacking software. Statistics on data breaches and identity theft raise year after year yet most organisations fail to address this fact. This attitude is particularly prevalent in the U.K. business sector where public disclosure of breaches is not mandated” says Orthus Chief Executive Richard Hollis.  “DPA compliance begins with understanding that data equals money” states Hollis.  

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Our services are delivered by Orthus resilient infrastructure and supported by expert consultants backed up by unsurpassed service level guarantees and full cost coverage for data breaches, compliance failures and downtime. This ensures incidents are caught before they become major problems and customers can continue with Business as Usual, Guaranteed at a low predicable cost.
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