GDPR

Secure home working for your staff through the Coronavirus pandemic

By HollyW / March 13, 2020 / Comments Off on Secure home working for your staff through the Coronavirus pandemic

Many companies are now actively encouraging their employees to work from home due to issues surrounding the spread of the virus. Many larger organisations already have the infrastructure and working practises in place to accommodate large scale home working by employees – Google’s parent company Alphabet (yes, Google is actually owned by a bigger company!)…

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PCI DSS for charities: common struggles

By HollyW / January 27, 2020 / Comments Off on PCI DSS for charities: common struggles

Are you a charity that receives card payments? Are you aware of your responsibilities when it comes to your annual PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) assessment? Completing an annual PCI DSS assessment is not a nice to have or an option – it is a mandatory action that any organisation is required…

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Cyber security in 2020: visibility is key

By HollyW / January 17, 2020 / Comments Off on Cyber security in 2020: visibility is key

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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3 reasons why cyber security will help you win business in 2020

By HollyW / January 13, 2020 / Comments Off on 3 reasons why cyber security will help you win business in 2020

  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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Marketing data lists – how to navigate the minefield

By HollyW / August 6, 2019 / Comments Off on 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?

By Roz Woodward / May 14, 2019 / Comments Off on 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

By Roz Woodward / April 12, 2019 / Comments Off on 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

By Roz Woodward / November 15, 2018 / Comments Off on 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

By Roz Woodward / October 11, 2018 / Comments Off on 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?

By Roz Woodward / September 10, 2018 / Comments Off on 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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