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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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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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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DPIAs – protecting data at the design stage

Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIAs) are now mandatory in most cases under GDPR when designing or modifying a process that involves Personal Identifiable Information (PII). DPIAs are now a crucial process for demonstrating to the Supervisory Body (the ICO for the UK) that an organisation has done everything it can to ensure that data is…

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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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