Father’s Day Tech Gadgets – Friend or Foe?

Thinking of treating your dad to a tech gadget this Father’s Day? You may want to think twice as many smart tech gadgets on the market today are open doorways for hackers and cyber criminals. Recent years have seen a mass increase in the development and production of smart gadgets…

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Students – Don’t forget to back up!

Perhaps one of the worst things a student could experience –Losing their work so close to a deadline with no way of getting it back. After years of GCSE’s, A-levels and university to finally get to the point when you’re ready to submit your final pieces of work and in the blink of an eye it could all be gone.   Those…

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6 tips on getting stakeholder buy in for your GDPR project

The starting point for your business when it comes to GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) should be to know your existing relationship with people’s personal data including: What data your organisation collects today How the data is used Where it is used Who you share the data with What current data protection…

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3 biggest security mistakes made at the office

What is tailgating? Often known as ‘piggybacking’, it starts out innocently – an employee holding a door open for others (visitors without badges, or someone in uniform appearing to be a worker.) It may seem like a harmless gesture and probably something you do without thinking twice about it, but tailgating is one of the most common security breaches that can happen in your office.  It’s easy to assume this individual is an…

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The first 3 steps to GDPR success

Tick-tock, tick-tock. Sounds like time ticking closer to the 25th of May 2018 when the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will finally be upon us. These aren’t just minor changes to the Data Protection Directive that came out in 1995, these are wholesale changes that transform the way every…

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GDPR – 12 things you need to do in 12 months

The one year GDPRcountdown has officially started for businesses and organisations who deal with manage or hold European data. It won’t be long until May 2018 comes around, giving you a tight time frame to get organised for GDPR legislation.   If you haven’t started your GDPR project yet, we know it can be daunting. That’s why…

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NHS Cyber Attack – Everything you need to know

As you will most likely be aware, an unprecedented ransomware incident took place on Friday across NHS hospitals. It is reported to have been found in around 100 countries and affected around 75,000 machines (and these figures were still increasing as we went to press.) To help we thought we’d…

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5 challenges you will face with your GDPR project

Most of us operating in companies who process personal data are by now aware of the bombshell that is ‘GDPR’. This long-awaited data protection regulation will take effect in a mere twelve months on 25th May 2018. For many organisations, there is a big question over how best to begin…

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Beware of fraud this bank holiday

Everyone looks forward to holidays, even that one extra bank holiday day that seems to make all the difference to the weekend. Making the most of our time off work by spending (probably more than we should) when we’re out and about is all part of the fun. However, this…

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The Art of The Phish

It’s late one Friday evening in the office when a message pops into your inbox from the CEO titled ‘Urgent transfer needed ASAP!’ What do you do? This is a scenario too many people are becoming increasingly familiar with in the modern digital world. Unfortunately, the bite of phishing attacks…

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The Evolution of Ransomware

With just over 1 in 2 UK businesses experiencing an attack in the past year, in a market which is predicted to grow to $120.1 billion in 2017, you are probably no stranger to the villainous word “ransomware.” For those of us not yet in the know, let me shed…

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GDPR and Brexit – it does affect you!

There’s been a common misconception with UK businesses thinking that the new EU data protection laws will not apply to them due to the UK moving towards Brexit. However, this is not the case. GDPR will apply from 25 May 2018, which is prior to the date that the UK is due…

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Mind Hacking – Cyber Threat of the Future?

You may be aware of the latest Scarlett Johansson film ‘Ghost in the Shell’ based upon the famous Japanese manga series that spanned a franchise that even Marvel would be proud of. The film sees Johansson play a cyber-enhanced human that has been modified to act as a weapon against…

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5 things you should NEVER post on social media

Cybercrime has been rapidly increasing and with social media at its peak, thieves can use the information you post on your profile to steal from you. It’s low risk for a criminal to steal from people online as their identity can remain hidden-  and social media is the perfect feeding…

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