Acronyms. You either love them or you hate them. In the world of business it’s hard to keep away from acronyms for long. When time means money it’s often..
Who is responsible for information security within your organisation? The simple answer is: everyone. While this may seem like a simplistic response, it is crucial that every organisation understands..
Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) are hard to find and even harder to keep. In fact, the global shortage of experienced CISOs means that there are few who can..
There are some things in life that are simply too good to be true: miracle diets, offers of millions from Nigerian princes and free lunches to name but a..
When the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was first discussed, there were headline figures about the size of fines. Where fines levied by the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) under..
This article first appeared in the Q3 edition of Casino & Gaming International (CGi ) and appears here with their kind permission. As the implications of the General Data..
There is a worrying trend in the world of cyber safety. Many companies believe that cyber insurance will protect against any damage associated with a breach. It is vital..
There is a curious irony that the enactment of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), drawn up to protect the rights of individuals and their right to online privacy,..
by Tom Fairfax, Managing Director It is not often that EU-wide legislation is likened to a children’s story. Consider, however, the story of Goldilocks and the three bears. When..
The law regarding personal data will change on 25th May 2018 when the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect. Replacing the UK Data Protection Act 1998,..
As with any statistical report, the numbers in the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport’s Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2018 provide a dizzying variety of analytical options. However,..
The 25th May 2018 is not an end date. Far from it. It marks the beginning of a new era in data protection but one that will continue to..
In a recent interview with SC Media, Amazon Web Services (AWS) Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Stephen Schmidt explains how his organisation is set up for full General Data..
PWC’s 25th Annual Law Firms Survey found that 73 per cent of respondents had suffered a security incident in 2016. These ranged from insider threats to the phishing of..
Research by the data science and marketing services company Profusion has revealed that UK businesses are falling behind their European counterparts. The report highlights the lack of Chief Data..
University Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) have had a tough time lately. According to information acquired under the Freedom of Information Act by The Times newspaper, some of the..
Monday’s Government survey of Britain’s FTSE 350 companies has revealed some worrying statistics. The report analyses how the boards of the UK’s largest businesses deal with cyber security and..
Complacency has always been the enemy of safety; in today’s world, we are all vulnerable! The digital (cyber) environment may sometimes be opaque and difficult to understand, but it..
Spare a thought for the University CISO: ‘As a group, CISOs live on a knife’s edge and do not sleep very well. They know that a breach is inevitable.’..
As Britain navigates its way through the choppy waters of Brexit, there is a great deal of uncertainty about exactly what form our new relationship with Europe will take...
While all of us are aware of the need to protect our organisation’s technology from potential threats and security breaches, few are fully aware of the gaps that exist..
Mike Tyson once said, “Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.” As he is perhaps best remembered for his infamous ear-biting antics, he is unlikely..
As Universities return for the beginning of a new academic year, never has the role of Chief Information Security Officers (CISO) been more important. Some will be continuing an..
The Dalai Lama said: ‘When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. But if you listen, you may learn something new’. It is, of course, doubtful..
Making a case for the VirtualCISO Few company directors have a deep knowledge of corporate law, or a detailed understanding of investment planning or tax implications. They employ offsite..