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How do you ensure your policies don't fail compliance checks?

How do you ensure your policies don't fail compliance checks?

We are all subject to compliance checks, be they industry or government imposed. In the world of Cyber Security and Data Protection, there are a number of standards, some voluntary some not, that will be subject to audit annually. Have you spent time and money developing policies and processes that you can’t be sure anyone ever reads, or perhaps only read on induction and then forget about? Are your policies and processes easy to find when a staff member might be in a hurry? If you are unsure about these things, then this might be for you.
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The KillNet Group

The KillNet Group

“Greetings to all our enemies, today we officially declare cyber war on the government of ten countries. From now on, our attacks will include the United State, Great Britain, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Romania, Lithuania, Estonia, Poland, and Ukraine.” Note: Acknowledgement to the ERCCentre
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The New Normal

The New Normal

We hear a lot from certain Government ministers about working from home and how it is inefficient and is causing issues within industry etc etc. But there are some very good contrary arguments with many companies, small and large, having been forced to adopt a remote operating model during COVID and who have, as yet, not returned to full time working from the office. The attractions are obvious in terms of cost reduction, as are the potential pitfalls.
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Consequences of a Cyber Attack

Consequences of a Cyber Attack

Last week I wrote a piece about the potential consequences of a data breach under the Data Protection Act 2018, prompted as it was by the breach suffered by Funky Pigeon. So, I though this week I’d take a look at the impacts of a cyber-attack on an SME.
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The Costs of Getting Data Protection Wrong

The Costs of Getting Data Protection Wrong

As I was about to start writing this blog, the news about Funky Pidgeon starting coming in. They have announced that they suffered a cyber-attack last week and have temporarily suspended trading via its website. The WHSmith-owned retailer took its systems offline as a precautionary measure after detecting the issue, and has temporarily suspended orders while it works to restore services.
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