Category: Data Security

GDPR

What law is going to catch you with your pants down? (or why you NOW need to understand GDPR as an EU business)

If you’re not sure what the GDPR is or how it will affect your business, now’s the time to start paying attention. This is all about company’s legal liability to protect data they hold on staff, customers and in fact anyone where personal details are stored and the impact (fines £) that are going to ensure if you don’t!

So this encompasses cloud, on premise, IOT and mobile, no matter where you store data, if it meets the criteria of personally identifiable and relevant information then you need to comply. Ignorance will not be an excuse and in fact will put you in a far worse position. Better you can demonstrate your diligence of action and how you have tried to mitigate any risk as a defence. It is good practise to be able to demonstrate that you have attended training, acted on the process recommended from it and tried to do the right thing and you have a far better chance of being treated leniently and worked with rather than against it should the worst happen.

data security

Time to take data security seriously

I’ve been talking about the subject of information security weaknesses in smart buildings for a while now, and maybe it’s coincidence, or maybe just an example of the Baader-Meinhof effect, but the news around this has appeared to be getting noisier recently.

The Yahoo hack – a numbers game

The theft of the email addresses and other account details of 500 million Yahoo users is a golden opportunity for cyber-criminals working with bad-bots.

Those who use Yahoo to provide their principal email account should have been concerned by news of the leak. Many others, with an old Yahoo account that they do not use much, may not have been that bothered. Is such complacency justified? That depends, to gauge the risk you need to understand the cyber-crime opportunity represented by 500 million accounts.

Digital

Digital Hope and Redemption in the Digital Age

“You have a memory like an elephant,” is truly a compliment.  Researchers document all kinds of remarkable examples of the recall power of elephants, and this is credited with their...