The ICO issued one of its largest ever fines last week. While the breach is notable for the number of records accessed (3 million), the interesting thing is the commentary by the Information Commissioner.

Her comments really do underline the message "do the basics", which security professionals have been saying for years. It's easy to focus on the latest tools and systems, but if you aren't doing the basics then all the next-gen tech in the world is not going to help.

This is an area where the government really has been trying to help business with the '10 Steps to Cyber Security', among other things. Is this the opening message of 2018: "Do the basics"?