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Data Protection Breaches affect both public and private sectors

During the latter part of 2021, UK organisations both within the public and private sector have both ensued the suffering of data protection breaches. What has been realised is that both sectors need to implement better awareness, tighter controls, and necessary checks to…

No business is off-limits to digital cyber crime

If we take into account the rate at which digital cyber crime has inflicted itself through UK businesses over this last year, let alone previously, it is safe to say that no sector is off-limits when it comes to digital crimes. To improve…

Creating a sustainable framework against data risks

Combatting against data risks and tackling cyber threats is a common occurrence for business owners and managers. Not only is there an immediate threat against and how employees operate and use equipment within the business, additionally but there are also cyber risks occurring…

How can UK businesses report cybercrimes?

On a daily basis UK businesses find themselves falling victims to various different forms of cybercrimes. Phishing emails, malware exploits, digital viruses and hacking misconduct make UK businesses easy targets to unscrupulous, illegal cyber activity. These illegal offences not only cost companies billions…

Handling Data Securely – The GDPR issues within local authority

One would be forgiven in thinking handling data securely within local authorities would be a high priority.  This is especially so when LA’s have a designated government department to review both the handling and protection of data also known as the Information Commissioners…

Raising cyber security awareness for individuals and businesses

October marks National Cyber Security Month which aims to raise cyber security awareness. Running since 2003, the October campaign provides the opportunity to bring cyber security to the forefront for individuals and their businesses and accordingly educate everyone on the impact of cyber…

Weak Cyber Security is a threat to small businesses

With a simple assessment as to how IT digital devices are used within a business; a weak cyber security network can be eliminated. Secondly, approaching a cyber security specialist to review the business from an outside perspective can raise cyber issues that a…

Data Retention Policy – What does it mean?

The term ‘Data Retention’ refers to the storing of information within a business or organisation. This could include detailed records such as customer information, telephone conversations, proof documents, emails, location and contact details or transactional information. Under GDPR legislation, businesses and organisations must…

No Summer Holiday for Cyber Security Planners

Whilst over the last few months many of us have enjoyed a summer holiday of some kind, it’s business as usual for Cyber Security Planners who are keen to move forward in the battle against cyber hackers. With the constant threat of cyber-attacks…

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