GDPR Made Simple – What does GDPR mean for employers?

The General Data Protection Regulation is the biggest change to data protection laws in over 20 years. It aims to give EU citizens more control over their personal data and comes into effect on May 25th 2018. Although this is a change to EU law, it’s affect will reverberate around…

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Ransomware Attacks – Do’s and Don’ts

It’s already been a year of high profile ransomware attacks with WannaCry and Petya still fresh in our memories. These attacks are designed to target businesses and this epidemic could be worse than you think. Three out of four companies reported falling victim to phishing last year, and according to Symantec, over the course…

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International Day of Charity

As today is International Day of Charity, we thought it would be the ideal time to do a blog updating you all on our relationship with our Charity of the Year – Foyle Search & Rescue. So far, this year we have had bake sales, raffles, Fantasy Football and only a…

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10 reasons why you’d love working for MetaCompliance

MetaCompliance is the global leader in the ‘human aspect’ of cyber security and privacy compliance. The MetaCompliance product range combines eLearning, phishing, GDPR, and policy management with cloud based software to easily implement a range of learning and training.Our aim is to assist organisations in keeping their staff safe online…

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Get fit, but don’t get hacked!

Lots of us now use apps or devices to track fitness, whether it’s trying to hit that ever-important step goal or to keep track of what you’re eating, so you can see if that sweet tooth is adding up to a whole lot of trouble. As useful and ingrained into…

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How to spot a phishing scam

Phishing emails are becoming so convincing and realistic that it’s sometimes hard to know what’s genuine and what’s a scam. Depending on the type of scam and sophistication of the hacker, there’s no straight answer to this. Some phishing emails can be easy to spot, a strange, maybe even foreign…

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3 reasons why your employees need IT security awareness training

You could spend millions and millions on the best technology in the world, but regardless of what you pay for its not going to stop your business from being susceptible to a cyber-attack.  “But I have the best antivirus, with the most critically acclaimed anti-spyware with the most costly firewalls.” This may protect you to a certain degree…

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3 things you need to know about the data protection directive

1.Where did it come from? The EU Data Protection Directive which is also known as directive 95/46/EC, is a regulation adopted by the European Union to protect the privacy and protection of all personal data collected for or about citizens of the EU. It was adopted in 1995 and relates to processing, using or exchanging…

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Top 5 Cyber Security Threats to be aware of in 2017

Devastating ransomware attacks Ransomware was a relatively unknown and not often thought about term outside of the cyber realm until the two recent world-wide attacks and the particularly crippling effects of this on the NHS. Ransomware as a cyber threat has proven it is a force to reckon with and one which only seems to get worse, taking down businesses every day.   One way many organisations attempt to protect themselves…

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Accountability: The core of GDPR success

There are now less than 12 months until GDPR D-Day. The 25th May 2018 will usher in new robust structures for any businesses who process personally identifiable information about anybody who is an EU citizen. The fines for a GDPR breach of 20 million euro or 4% of global annual turnover have been…

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3 cyber tips for students

One of the most stressful times you’ll encounter as a student is the last few months of the term. From exams and deadlines to dissertations, practical projects and coursework – who has time to think about cyber security? Especially when the summer holidays are just around the corner, right? Not…

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Petya – The latest in a series of high-profile cyber attacks

The latest high-profile Ransomware attack, called Petya, comes only weeks after the WannaCry attack that crippled the NHS and hit computers in more than 150 countries. Petya has also struck businesses across the globe, with users being locked out of their computer systems and asked to pay a ransom in bitcoins, an…

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Holiday scams – what to look out for

We’ve all been in that position – bum pack on, wearing a ‘I love <insert name of place being visited> t shirt, creaking your neck to the sky to see the sights. Like a walking siren for would be scammers in the area. Or maybe that’s just me.   Regardless, there is a need for everyone planning…

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Is the Connected Car the next Cyber Target?

The idea that we aren’t far away from a time in history where cars are driverless is incredible. There are no two ways about that. However, as technology evolves so does the nefarious use of it. Experts warn that we are not too far away from a time and age where assassins and would…

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10 tips for cyber safety at work

We come to work every day, often following the same routine, unaware of the cyber dangers and implications that we face. Keeping yourself and your organisation safe is part of your job and by becoming more aware of these dangers by making small changes in the office, you can help keep yourself and your company safe from any cyber-attacks or breaches.   1.…

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