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Anna Delaney (annamadeline) •
May 19, 2023    

ISMG Editors: The Plot Thickens for Capita in Breach Fallout
Clockwise, from top left: Anna Delaney, Mathew Schwartz, Michael Novinson and Tony Morbin

In the latest weekly update, four editors at Information Security Media Group discuss important cybersecurity and privacy issues, including the mounting fallout from the March hack of Capita and accompanying data breach, the comprehensive crypto regulation adopted by the EU, and Crosspoint Capital’s agreement to purchase Absolute Software for $657 million.

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The panelists – Anna Delaney, director, productions; Mathew Schwartz, executive editor, DataBreachToday & Europe; Michael Novinson, managing editor, ISMG Business; and Tony Morbin, executive news editor, EU; – discuss:

  • How the March hack of London-based outsourcing and professional services firm Capita may have affected up to 350 U.K. pension funds, which could make it one of the worst breaches in British history;
  • The European Union’s formal adoption this week of the world’s first comprehensive regulation for the cryptocurrency industry in legislation, while MPs in the U.K. are calling for cryptocurrency trading to be regulated as a form of gambling;
  • How Crosspoint Capital Partners has joined Thoma Bravo and others in the take-private cybersecurity spree by agreeing to buy endpoint security vendor Absolute Software for $657 million.

The ISMG Editors’ Panel runs weekly. Don’t miss our previous installments, including the May 5 edition focusing on cybersecurity in government and the May 12 edition on how the federal government hacked Russia’s “Snake” operation.

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