Most businesses have now woken up to the fact they need to put preventive measures in place to protect their systems, networks and data. And indeed, this is an entirely necessary first step towards resilience. But one of the biggest risks organisations will face this year is not having visibility of the attacks their networks…

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  Customers care about their data (and how it’s handled)   Studies show a resounding consensus: the majority of customers are uncomfortable with the way companies use their personal or business information.  What’s more, 87% say they will actually take their business elsewhere if they don’t trust a company is handling their data responsibly. And…

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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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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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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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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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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 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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See also: Advice for businesses 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…

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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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