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Risk Management

Facebook’s mistakes and what your business can learn from them

By | Cyber Security, Data Protection, GDPR, Risk Management
Facebook mistakes

Facebook’s mistakes.

It wasn’t so long ago that Mark Zuckerberg was the poster boy for online entrepreneurs.

Facebook changed the way we connect with people forever, and he started it all from his bedroom when he was still just a teenager. Then, the Cambridge Analytica scandal broke, and suddenly Facebook’s founder had fallen from grace.

Billions of Facebook users became worried about the darker side of the social network. Whilst trust in the platform plummeted, Google searches for ‘How to delete a Facebook account’ climbed.

Continue reading……..

Your employees matter…and so does your training!

By | Cyber Security, Risk Management, Training
Training your workforce

Finding great people for your team takes time, and you want to make sure you hold onto them for as long as possible.

But it’s not always easy. And if they are unhappy it’s only a matter of time before they start looking elsewhere. We found this great blog post from HR expert Vera Woodhead. It takes you through her top tips for creating a happy, productive team.

One area that Vera touches upon is staff training and this is one point we cannot emphasise enough. Not only does training empower your employees, it increases your business’s resilience against threats.

Your employees…. read on

Data breaches in the most unlikely places

By | Cyber Security, Data Protection, GDPR, Risk Management
ICO breaches

If you browse the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) website you will likely find yourself shocked and in disbelief at some of the personal data breaches it has ruled upon and in most cases, named and shamed the culprits. Some of the most surprising instances that we have read about are those breaches committed by public service organisations, including local authorities, the Crown Prosecution Service and, believe it or not, the police.

Organisations that many would argue should know better, given the amount of responsibility they have to look after society’s often most vulnerable people. This goes to show that data breaches really can happen to any organisation. In many cases, human error is to blame, proving that clear, well communicated and understood data protection policies are vital in any organisation, and must be followed.

Click here for the most shocking breaches reported to the ICO.

When good intentions go wrong……

By | Cyber Security, GDPR, Risk Management
University breach

Greenwich University was hacked in June, 2016, by an ex-student who held a grudge for being kicked off their course.

In retaliation, the ex-student breached a critical server and stole 19,500 people’s data (3.500 included sensitive information), which were uploaded to the dark web.

What was the motive behind the attack?

The ex-student believed that by showcasing their hacking “elite” skills then the university would be willing to accept him back.

Alongside the stolen data, they posted….

Would you or your staff fall for this?

By | Cyber Security, GDPR, Risk Management, Training
Phishing email

A phishing attack email was sent to our client recently, fortunately they identified it for what it was… an attempt to download malware onto their systems.

Would you be able to recognise the threat?

Everybody has received the junk email advising that they are a winner of $10,000,000 and to click a link to receive the payment, I’m sure we can agree that most of us would be wary and distrustful of an obvious hoax like this.

However, attackers are becoming sneakier with how they approach trying to trick people into believing a phishing email is legitimate.

Are you aware that under the GDPR, if your staff member was to fall for a phishing email/fake link or download then you have to report it as a breach?

Do you really want to receive a fine for something so easily managed? Staff training will allow them to be able to identify the warning signs and either delete the email or consult their IT.

If you would like tips on how to avoid becoming a victim of these cyber attacks, click here

Interested in getting a free copy of our Data Security book?

By | Data Protection, GDPR, Risk Management
Data security book

Are you GDPR compliant? Our book can help you.

Caught in the Crosshairs includes:

  • The largest breaches featured in the news in 2017.
  • The main types of Cyber-attacks and what they do.
  • A Case Study on how we made a client secure.
  • The 5 main risks to your business
  • How experiencing a data breach could ruin your reputation.
  • And lastly, how we can help you secure your data.

If you are interested in receiving a free copy of Caught in the Crosshairs, click here

Free Risk Profiling

By | GDPR, Risk Management, Risk Profile

Are you concerned about GDPR compliance?

GDPR risk profile

Free, NO OBLIGATION GDPR and Risk Profile:

Have you prepared for the GDPR?

Do you have an Information Security Management System in place?

We are offering a no obligation FREE GDPR and Risk Profile to businesses to help determine your current risk level and preparedness for the GDPR.

More information..

6 Simple Time Management Techniques for First-Time Entrepreneurs’

By | Risk Management, Time management, Training
Time management

How time management skills can help first time entrepreneurs.

I’m sure we can all agree that we could use some guidance sometimes, I know I do.

Click the link below for ‘6 Simple Time Management Techniques for First-Time Entrepreneurs’ let us know how useful you found them!