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Unhappy new data breach!

Unhappy new data breach!

The new year was barely hours old, when news started leaking about a troubling new data breach – the result of a ransomware attack on a major currency exchange business. Holiday makers, foreign exchange offices and airport currency services were all thrown into disarray in the first few days of the...

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One Year On from GDPR: What’s Changed?

One Year On from GDPR: What’s Changed?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect on May 25, 2018. At the time it was heralded as a major change in the way individuals and organisations will think about – and collect, manage and secure – data.

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The FBI Warns of a New Cyber Security Threat

The FBI Warns of a New Cyber Security Threat

Most cyber security news recently has focused on the revelation of Russian military intelligence service attacks, but there has been a recent announcement about cyber security practice to which organisations of all sizes including small businesses should be paying much greater attention.

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GDPR - the end of the beginning...

GDPR - the end of the beginning...

Well, unlike some predicted, the sky did not actually fall in last Friday on 25th May when GDPR came into enforcement in UK law. But some significant changes did come into play that should not be ignored.

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GDPR: Do Business Emails Count as 'Personal Data'?

GDPR: Do Business Emails Count as 'Personal Data'?

As we approach closer to the GDPR deadline, we've been getting a lot of questions regarding whether business email addresses and contact details will come under the GDPR as 'personal data'. We have been waiting on a guide to fully explain this, and last week IASME - Certifying Body for Cyber...

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How the GDPR can help to re-establish a great relationship with your customers.

How the GDPR can help to re-establish a great relationship with your customers.

Since it landed in 2015, the GDPR is a big leap in data protection legislation and with the ruling applicable across the whole of Europe, we are finally bridging the gap between our digital identities and the law.

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Fed Up of Hearing About GDPR?

Fed Up of Hearing About GDPR?

Are you suffering from GDPR overload?

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6 Things You Can Do This Year to Boost Your IT Performance in 2018

6 Things You Can Do This Year to Boost Your IT Performance in 2018

We take a look at six simple things you can do this year to boost IT performance and productivity in 2018.

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Why the Carphone Warehouse Data Breach Offers Lessons to us All...

Why the Carphone Warehouse Data Breach Offers Lessons to us All...

Carphone Warehouse has just been fined £400,000 by the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) as a result of a 2015 data breach.

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Strategies for Surviving a Cyber Attack

Strategies for Surviving a Cyber Attack

Another month, another high-profile attack… or so it seems at the moment.  The latest in the long line was US data firm Equifax – with a breach that affected more than 143 million American consumers.  Even if you aren’t holding that much customer data, how do you recover from a breach like that?

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