Data Security: Lessons Learned (or not) From the Dixons Carphone Breach

Sharon Holland

New: Free In-Depth On-Demand Webinar
Thurs, Sept 20, 2018 15.00 – 15.45 BST

Hosted by activereach and Infosecurity Magazine

This webinar will help IT, security and privacy professionals discover what can cause a data breach and how you can avoid them

The Dixons Carphone breach was reported to the Information Commissioner’s Office in June, after the GDPR compliance deadline of 25th May, with a subsequent announcement that the incident had affected the personal data of 10 million records, significantly higher than initially stated. Could this have been caused by one or many security failings, and if so, how could they have been avoided? And why did it take so long to uncover the hack?

In this webinar, we will look back at the stories of the loss, understand what the technological and human failings were, and how you can avoid being in the same position in future.

Watch our 45-minute “how-to” discussion + 15-minute live Q&A

Key Takeaways

  • Why your online business is vulnerable to the fast-evolving threat landscape
  • What your best practices should be to avoid this sort of breach happening to you
  • How to ensure your web app security policy is compliant with your business
  • How a “Zero Trust” approach could have prevented the breach


Dan Raywood, Contributing Editor, Infosecurity Magazine

Max Pritchard, Senior Pre-Sales Consultant, activereach Ltd

Helen Davenport, Director, Gowling WLG

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