Shocking cybercrime figures in SMEs

One in two companies has been a victim of cyber incidents, according to a survey among SMEs by financial service provider Centraal Management. Nicole Mallens of the VNO-NCW business organization: “Most SMEs do take a number of basic technical measures, such as a firewall, a virus scanner or making backups. Yet there is a group […]

GDPR Security

BNR: Simple films about GDPR for entrepreneurs

AVG not the most exciting topic is brought to the attention at BNR Zakendoen by Hans Biesheuvel from ONL for entrepreneurs. Hans Biesheuvel indicates that SME entrepreneurs struggle a lot without a compliance officer who takes care of all this. The Dutch Data Protection Authority is going to check more strictly and is busy pulling […]

GDPR Privacy

SMEs are struggling with the GDPR

SMB entrepreneurs are still struggling enormously with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). That says the ONL business organization, which receives signals that many small businesses do not know how to comply with privacy regulations. Reports of controls around GDPR obligations and fines are causing growing concern among businesses. “Privacy regulations are incredibly complex and […]

Data Breach

Dutch DPA: Data breaches more than doubled in 2018

In 2018, about 21,000 data leaks were reported to the AP. More than double compared to 2017, when it was still 10,000 reported data leaks. The regulator will expand the capacity as this exceeds the predetermined estimate. Most of the data breaches reported, 63 percent, concerned personal data sent to the wrong recipient. This concerns, […]


SIM swapping is on the rise as a mobile threat

Sim swapping is possible because a malicious person takes over your phone number. This criminal calls the victim’s telecom provider and convinces the employee the 06 number transfer to a SIM card in his possession. Strong authentication like that of http: // idcontrol.com via Apps, OTP or USB Keys may be a solution. It is […]

Data Breach

Data breach at 216 Accountants

216 Accountants, KPMG’s former SME practice, has been hit by a data breach. Due to the leak, customer and personal data of customers of the company were temporarily visible to all customers. The email sent to affected customers shows that the company switched to a new customer portal on December 1. The supplier PinkWeb has […]