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Don’t be complacent because GDPR has yet to show its teeth

Don’t be complacent because GDPR has yet to show its teeth

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..

GDPR and data security in the gambling industry

GDPR and data security in the gambling industry

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..

Cyber insurance may be null and void without ‘due care’

Cyber insurance may be null and void without ‘due care’

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..

The GDPR compliance fallacy

The GDPR compliance fallacy

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,..

The key to GDPR is common sense

The key to GDPR is common sense

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..

GDPR: 10 key issues facing UK retailers

GDPR: 10 key issues facing UK retailers

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,..

Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2018 – shows that size matters and that numbers never lie

Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2018 – shows that size matters and that numbers never lie

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,..

GDPR: the world will not stand still on 25th May 2018

GDPR: the world will not stand still on 25th May 2018

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..

GDPR: a question of confidence

GDPR: a question of confidence

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..

Law practices are prime targets for criminals

Law practices are prime targets for criminals

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..

UK research highlights the lack of Chief Data Officers at C-suite level

UK research highlights the lack of Chief Data Officers at C-suite level

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 CISOs face tough challenges in the next academic year

University CISOs face tough challenges in the next academic year

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..

Government 2017 cyber security health check reveals many FTSE 350 companies are not prepared

Government 2017 cyber security health check reveals many FTSE 350 companies are not prepared

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..

Ransomware – Could it be you?….

Ransomware – Could it be you?….

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..

Who’d want to be a University CISO?

Who’d want to be a University CISO?

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.’..

The uncertainty of Brexit, the certainty of GDPR and the responsibilities of the CISO

The uncertainty of Brexit, the certainty of GDPR and the responsibilities of the CISO

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...

The technology gap which leaves organisations vulnerable to attack

The technology gap which leaves organisations vulnerable to attack

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..

How a CISO can exert influence at board level

How a CISO can exert influence at board level

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..

The buck stops here: advice for the new CISO on campus

The buck stops here: advice for the new CISO on campus

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..

VirtualCISO: the philosophy of product development

VirtualCISO: the philosophy of product development

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..

Understanding the role of Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)

Understanding the role of Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)

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..