GDPR

Marketing data lists – how to navigate the minefield

The purchasing of marketing lists has become such a common occurrence that few seem to stop and consider the consequences doing so might have on their business… The world is changing and it’s not moving in the favour of marketers, I’m sorry to say (speaking as one myself I know the pain only too well!).…

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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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Securious achieve ISO 27001 certification

As a busy, growing company achieving ISO 27001:2013 is always challenging, but our team all worked really well together, and demonstrated how well our implementation plan works. ISO 27001:2013 is the international standard for information security. Certification by a UKAS accredited body such as BSI ensures that the highest standards are achieved and maintained. ISO…

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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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Bupa fined £175k by ICO

The ICO has fined Bupa Insurance Services Ltd (Bupa) £175,000 for failing to have effective security measures in place to protect customers’ personal information. The data breach was discovered in June 2017 when customer data was being offered for sale on the dark web. The report found that a rogue employee, one of 20 employees…

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British Airways card breach – a sophisticated attack?

British Airways reported that it had experienced a “sophisticated, malicious criminal attack” on its website and App resulting in its customers full credit card details being stolen between 21 August and 5th September.  We explore how sophisticated this attack was, given the mandatory controls required to be Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)…

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Advice for charities taking credit card payments

Credit cards are a faster, simpler payment option for charities to facilitate donations. Using credit cards, however, does require additional security measures to be put in place. It is mandatory for charities which process credit cards to comply with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). The affect on reputation and possible large…

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Data Breach at Ticketmaster

Ticketmaster are warning that customers personal data and payment information may have been accessed by an unknown  third-party. The breach was identified by Ticketmaster on the 23rd June 2018 and customers who may have been affected by the security breach have been contacted.  This includes customers who may have bought tickets, or attempted to buy…

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Securious Team celebrate qualifications

Securious are building an amazing team. Our commitment to our staff  includes an opportunity to gain industry recognised qualifications as part of their career development. In the last twelve months we have had the privilege of working with Kai and Rebecca from Plymouth University during a work placement year. We wanted to ensure they gained…

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Dixons Carphone Breach involving 1.2m customers details and 5.9m payment cards.

In January 2018 Carphone Warehouse received a £400,000 fine as a result of a breach in 2015, six months later Dixons Carphone is reporting that it has suffered another incident. Dixons Carphone have issued a statement saying that they are currently investigating breach which indicates that there was an attempt to compromise 5.9 million cards…

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