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NHS Cyber Attack

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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.

Was the NHS Cyber Attack targeted?

According to the BBC News, the attack does not appear to have been limited to the UK with 70+ other countries impacted. A major ransomware attack has unfolded, impacting thousands of users.

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Complying To GDPR

What Are The Consequences Of Not Complying To GDPR?

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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.

What they will enforce though is legislation about the use of data… If data is protected then at least any cyber-attacks will mean that personal data is (or should be) protected and safe.

What Are The GDPR Fines Or Punishment?

So the focus is on the GDPR and the penalties for non-compliance are eye watering

  • Infringement of Articles 5, 6, 7 and 9 carries a penalty fine of up to €20M or up to 4% of total global revenue of the preceding year, whichever is greater.
  • Infringement of Articles 8,11, 25-39, 42 and 43 carries a penalty fine of up to €10M or up to 2% of total global revenue of the preceding year, whichever is greater

In summary, we know that the GDPR is coming, that it will become law in May 2018, that it is important, that it should not be ignored and that there will be some pain if we fall short.

You need to comply to the GDPR so the question is…

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what is skimming

What is skimming?

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As you know we’re passionate about the role that people and processes have to play in the fight against cyber crime… But seriously what is skimming?

This week, we had a stark reminder of just how easy it is to be a “victim.”

One of the team was idly flicking through the police feed on Twitter… obviously working hard… well sort of!

The police tweeted the discovery of skimming device on an ATM in the local area.

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March Newsletter

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Fraud Risks for SMEs

Welcome to the March edition of our newsletter !

Thank you to everyone who came to see us at the Business Shows earlier this month, and to all the attendees at the seminar that we gave on ‘Why Cyber Security isn’t just the responsibility of your IT Provider’.  It was a good interactive session with a lively debate on the challenges that companies face in understanding and dealing with the size of the risk. As we’ve highlighted in previous newsletters, cyber crime is unfortunately here to stay and prevention continues to be far better than the cure. If you missed our presentation and would like us to talk to your organisation to discuss solutions with you, then please contact us on 01926 800710.

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February Newsletter

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2016 Risk Predictions

January always sees a flurry of predictions of the year ahead and this year was no exception. The full report from the Institute of Risk Management is here; however they highlight key risks as:

  • Cybersecurity
  • Oil price fluctuations and related political instability
  • Austerity measures: continued impact
  • Disruptive business models in the financial sector
  • Bribery regulation and corruption

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