What is Data Protection Legislation and its role in the digital age

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In today’s digital age, we have never been more connected. Technology has given us access to a wealth of information, so much so that we have the Internet in our hands. However, as the amount of data we share online grows, so do the associated risks.  Our personal information is more vulnerable than before—from credit […]

What are the 7 principles of GDPR?

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Any individual, business or institution doing business with UK citizens is legally compelled to adhere to the data protection handling rules laid out in the UK GDPR. But what is the GDPR and what are the principles underlying its rules and regulations? Read on to find out.  The 7 Principles at the Heart of the […]

Do I need a Data Protection Officer?

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If you are a small to mid-sized company that is struggling to stay afloat in an increasingly competitive marketplace you may be asking yourself a key question: Do I need a Data Protection Officer? It’s an important question that a lot of SMEs struggle with due to the costs associated with hiring a full-time DPO. […]

What is the difference between GDPR and Data Protection Act?

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Did you know the global data generated in the last two years accounts for over 90% of all data created? In today’s digital landscape, data protection has become a paramount concern.  Two significant regulations to address this issue are the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act (DPA). Understanding the distinctions between […]

Is Cyber Essentials mandatory: a comprehensive guide

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In 2022, 39% of businesses in the UK have experienced cybersecurity breaches despite having over 75% of people in top managerial positions prioritising cybersecurity. The UK government recognised the need to focus on cyber security with the increasing digitisation of businesses and society. The Cyber Essentials scheme was introduced to help organisations demonstrate their commitment […]

What does a Cyber Security Manager do?

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Businesses, institutions and governments at every level need to have a plan in place to deal with cyber attacks. The person responsible for working with senior management to develop and implement that plan is the Cyber Security Manager.   But the responsibilities of the Cyber Security Manager don’t stop there. They are also tasked with developing […]

Why is Data Protection important in the office

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If you have ever asked yourself “Why is data protection important in the office” you’ve come to the right place.  The Situation It seems every few months there’s another story about some horrific data breach at a large company whereby countless customers have their private data stolen by hackers. With more people than ever working […]

What happens if you don’t comply with GDPR

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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) started to apply in May 2018, a law aimed at protecting the personal data of individuals in the European Union (EU). The regulation applies to all businesses that handle the personal data of EU citizens, regardless of whether the company is based in the EU or not. Failure to […]

Social Engineering

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Social engineering is the use of psychological manipulation tactics to deceive individuals into divulging sensitive information or performing actions that can result in security breaches or identity theft. Some of the dangers associated with social engineering include: The social engineering lifecycle Overall, social engineering attacks can have significant consequences for both individuals and organisations, making […]

What is ISO 27100 Certification?

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As our lives become increasingly dependent on digital technologies, the need for robust information security measures has become more critical than ever. Cyberattacks are on the rise, and businesses of all sizes are at risk of data breaches and other security incidents.  ISO 27001 certification is a way for companies to demonstrate that they have […]

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