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Half of schools not fully GDPR compliant – is it the same in the business world?

A year on from the introduction of GDPR and after the flurry of privacy notices, are businesses confident with their GDPR compliance? TES reported recently that four in five schools believe fines for breaching new data protection regulations would ‘significantly impact’ them but that only half of schools and colleges were fully compliant. Talking to…

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Demonstrating security measures is a useful marketing tool

Stand out as the supplier of choice by demonstrating the cyber security measures you have in place. Make it easy to find the level of security measures in place and enable your organisation to stand out from the competition. Cyber security compliance then becomes another marketing tool rather than another task. Displaying the level of security measures…

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Cyber security: shouldn’t be news – user access should be controlled

Access to data and files should be restricted to only give enough access to files, software and settings to enable staff to perform their role. Access control is one of the basic controls for the Government backed Cyber Essentials scheme. Cyber Essentials is a great first steps organisations should be implementing to start their cyber…

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Cyber Security: – shouldn’t be news – servers need regular patching

You should patch your server at least every thirty days…not only to achieve your Cyber Essentials Plus requirement once a year The benefits of the Government backed Cyber Essentials scheme as a first step to cyber security for your business are shared by the National Cyber Security Centre, The Information Commissioners Office and Devon and Cornwall…

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Cyber security for manufacturers – preparing for the 4th Industrial Revolution

The EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, has just published an industry report”Cyber Security for Manufacturing” which details the issues facing manufacturing in their readiness to prepare for the 4th Industrial Revolution and digitalisation. The report highlights that some manufacturing businesses are missing opportunities because they are concerned about cyber security vulnerabilities which prevents them from investing…

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Minimum level of cyber security yet to be achieved by SW’s largest businesses

Government’s minimum level of cyber security accreditation is yet to be achieved by bulk of South West’s large businesses Securious have carried out new research which has revealed that fewer than 5% of the region’s largest businesses have achieved Cyber Essentials, the minimum level of cyber security compliance set out by the Government. Cyber Essentials…

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Secure South West 10 -awareness-raising and access to expertise

Securious supports Plymouth University Secure South West 10 – 13th February 2018. The Secure South West 10 event was jointly organised by the University of Plymouth and Plymouth City Council, and is supported by the south west branches of BCS – The Chartered Institute for IT; and the Institute of Information Security Professionals. Secure South…

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GDPR compliance – an ongoing journey

GDPR is now well and truly established on the agenda for 2018 with the regulations coming into force on 25th May 2018, but it is important to understand that compliance with the new regulation requires ongoing work beyond this date rather than just a single point of time. The Information Commissioner, Elizabeth Denham, highlighted in…

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