who is responsible for GDPR

Who Is Responsible For GDPR?

00Business Risk, Cyber Security, GDPR, Supply Chain Risk August, 17

Just who is responsible for GDPR in a company?… Everyone starting at board level down…

GDPR In The Press

There was a flurry of press coverage, interviews, radio and TV coverage recently as the ICO began their campaign to make businesses and other organisations aware that there is now less than 200 working days until the EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) and the new UK Data Protection Act become law on the 25th May 2018. More info

NHS ransomware

NHS Cyber Attack

10Cyber Attack, Cyber Security, Latest news, Ransomware May, 17

What is the NHS Cyber Attack?

Today (12th May 2017) news broke of a massive NHS Cyber Attack that has had catastrophic impact on our NHS, leading to a major incident being declared.

Operations have been delayed or cancelled, patients have delayed being discharged from or admitted to hospital, prescriptions have not been issued, A&E has been disrupted … the impact of the NHS cyber attacks continue and sadly there is a real risk that lives may be jeopardised. More info

Complying To GDPR

What Are The Consequences Of Not Complying To GDPR?

00Business Risk, Cyber Attack, Cyber Security, Data breach, GDPR, IASME, ISO27001, Latest news, Risk Education, Risk Management March, 17

So what are the consequences of not complying to the EU General Data Protection Regulations ?

I recently wrote a blog ‘What is GDPR and why do you need it?’ to highlight the real meaning behind why data protection is changing.

What Are The Consequences Of Not Complying To The GDPR?

The UK Government and Information Commissioners Office (ICO) have declared that no new legislation will be introduced to cover the growing threat of cybercrime as this is a business owner responsibility to address. More info

Cyber Security For Small Business

Small Business Cyber Security

00Cyber Security, Featured news, Supply Chain Risk January, 17

There is a dangerous trend emerging in small business cyber security…

So many SMEs like you are working in the belief that “it won’t happen to me..”

But we enter into 2017 you cannot get away from the continued warnings about cyber risk and cyber threats, the amount of information is frightening.

Are you carrying on with known or unknown weaknesses in your businesses systems and processes? More info

Talktalk data breach

The TalkTalk data breach, a record £400k fine and a warning to others

00Cyber Security, Data breachTags: October, 16

The TalkTalk Data Breach

On the 21st October 2015, TalkTalk became aware of a major security breach.  Over the following days and weeks, the severity and magnitude of that breach filled the headlines of the British and International newspapers. More than 150,000 users saw their personal information leaked. Of those, more than 15,000 users saw their bank account details compromised.  More info

Cyber security whose responsible?

Who is responsible for Cyber Security?

02Cyber SecurityTags: September, 16

So just who is responsible for cyber security? Earlier this week we re-tweeted a great article from the Cyber Skills Centre about who is to blame for the current issues and challenges with cyber security in organisations.

Controversially the author, Stuart Wilkes, suggested that responsibility resides with the IT Director and not the software provider or the Criminal. Reading the article, his argument was logical and well structured. As Business Leaders, the IT Director have the responsibility for ensuring security is included in the design of systems, that they communicate with the Board / their Clients, on trends within the industry, that they are responsible for recommending changes in process and practice in the organisation and so on. More info

Cyber Security

How to improve your cyber security 

00Cyber Security September, 16

Cyber security is a serious problem. The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) latest figures show 42 % of members have been a victim of cyber crime in the last 12 months!

Costing an average of £3,000 per business.

Cyber security breaches cost the UK economy £5.26bn per year. And the time taken for an small or medium sized business to recover from a breach is now estimated as being more than 2 days.

More info