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Protecting your cyber soul

Protecting your cyber soul

By Tom Fairfax, Managing Director If you were asked to sell your soul to a stranger…. what price would you ask? The ancient Egyptians believed that a person’s soul had..

Retained Forensics & Incident Response Service: how planning for the worst can add value to your business

Retained Forensics & Incident Response Service: how planning for the worst can add value to your business

By Paul Brennecker, Principal Security Consultant and Lead QSA Paul Brennecker gave a presentation at PCI London on 5th July 2018 and this article first appeared in that event’s..

Wondering where DPA and GDPR overlap? The Yahoo! ruling by ICO can provide some clarity

Wondering where DPA and GDPR overlap? The Yahoo! ruling by ICO can provide some clarity

A recent investigation by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) highlights an interesting aspect of the current system. Although the ruling against Yahoo! was announced on 12th June 2018, three..

Coinhive attacks and how to prepare for the (almost) inevitable

Coinhive attacks and how to prepare for the (almost) inevitable

This week’s report that more than 5,000 websites, including that of the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) have been hacked, shows that it really can happen to anyone. Other affected..

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..

After GDPR, what will happen to ICO notification fees?

After GDPR, what will happen to ICO notification fees?

When the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect in May next year it will not require organisations to notify the ICO about what data they hold or..

Client files on home computers must be encrypted

Client files on home computers must be encrypted

Barrister fined by ICO for data protection breach A recent ruling by the Information Commissioner’s Office highlights the responsibility of professionals to safeguard client data held on their home..

The Equifax breach and how it impacts the UK

The Equifax breach and how it impacts the UK

Cyberattacks do not recognise national boundaries, as the latest breach concerning the US credit rating firm Equifax proves. So although the company has now reported the breach of 143..

No breach too small – the ICO takes action against charities

No breach too small – the ICO takes action against charities

In December 2016 the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) fined a historical society £400 after a laptop containing personal data was stolen while a member of staff was working away..