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How Important Are Cyber Security Policies

How Important Are Cyber Security Policies

How important are policies and processes in comparison with technology, when it comes to Cyber Security and its sister discipline, data protection. The clue is that in Cyber Security we refer to People, Process and Technology, in that order.
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The Dangers of Coffee Shop Security (or lack of)

The Dangers of Coffee Shop Security (or lack of)

Since the COVID lockdown measures have been eased, I have noticed that the coffee shop keyboard warriors have returned. I dropped into one yesterday for my caffeine infusion, and there were 4 people with their laptops open, working away on business issues. At least 2 had spreadsheets open (and easy to read if you were sitting behind them), and all had their email open.
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Good Risk Management Comparisons

Good Risk Management Comparisons

I came across the image that accompanies this and it triggered an urge to go into print on the subject. Setting a budget for Cyber security is an interesting conundrum. Most large enterprise organisations estimate about 5-10% of their overall IT budget needs to be spent on security, although that figure is rising almost annually and some organisations are saying that it is now almost double that. When you have an IT budget in the millions, then that percentage figure is quite high, which explains why the larger IT companies and consultancies concentrate on that market and pretty much ignore the SME market which, according to the DTI, represents around 95% of the UKs GDP.
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Cyber Security and the Threats to Home Working

Cyber Security and the Threats to Home Working

The last 2 years have been strange, to say the least. But arguably the biggest effect it has had on the way we do business has been the necessity for working from home. Many SMEs had very little experience of this and were bounced into it with very little time to prepare, or to understand many of the implications of what this actually meant.
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Press Release - Cyber security experts warn of risks of relying on technology

Press Release - Cyber security experts warn of risks of relying on technology

H2 published this press release via Pronounce Media on 23 August 2021, outlining the issues many SMEs are facing in trying to decide whether or not they have the whole Cyber security thing covered, or whether they just think they have!!
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