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GDPR six months in

Look back 6 months and companies all over the UK were in a mild panic about the impending General Data Protection Regulation that was about to come into effect. Re-opt in emails were flying everywhere, companies were cleansing their data, DPOs were being appointed and no one was quite sure what would happen. Six months […]

what is ransomware?

What is Ransomware?

With several new attacks appearing in the news over the last few weeks you may be wondering what is Ransomware and how do I stop it? Ransomware is a type malicious software that is designed to block access to your computer, devices and/or network until a sum of money is paid. The most well know […]

12 Easy Steps to GDPR

We are under a month away from the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into effect. If you haven’t done anything to prepare yet now is definitely the time to act. If you are still unsure on what you need to do the ICO have put these 12 steps together to guide you through the […]

Cyber Essentials

Why Cyber Essentials has become Business Essential

Cyber security is a topic that is hot on everyone’s lips at the moment. With the GDPR just 84 days away, businesses have very little time left to ensure that their data protection and cyber security are up to scratch. According to Sophos 54% of organizations have been hit by ransomware in the last year. […]

How do I Comply with the EU GDPR?

How do I Comply with the EU GDPR?

Is your organization ready for the EU GDPR? If you hold personal data on EU citizens it needs to be stored securely, otherwise you risk fines of up to €20 million or 4% of worldwide, annual turnover – whichever is higher. Take our free test to find out:   If you would like to learn […]

Cyber Essentials Certification

We Are Cyber Essentials Certified!

We are very excited to announce that we are now Cyber Essentials certified. The certification process involved a full assessment of our systems which has been independently verified and we were presented with the certificate displayed above last week. Not sure what Cyber Essentials is? The Cyber Essentials scheme is a cyber security standard against […]

2018...The Year of GDPR

2018…The Year of GDPR

With just 140 days left until GDPR comes into effect the first half of 2018 is likely to be heavily focused on organisations preparing themselves. GDPR is set to transform the cyber-security landscape for decades to come and as the deadline fast approaches many companies are still unsure what is required to gain compliance. For those of you that have been hiding under a rock for the last year lets here is a quick summary of what the GDPR is:

2017 year in review

2017 in Review…The Year of Ransomware, Security and New Gadgets

When you think back on 2017 in the world of tech the most prominent theme will be cyber security. The last 12 months have been filled with new types of ransomware and admissions of previous cyber attacks on some huge household names. With one ransomware managing to infect 81 NHS trusts and 595 GP practices, […]

What is a DPO and do we need one?

What is a DPO and do we need one?

The DPO is a Data Protection Officer and has been spoken about a lot since the announcement of the GDPR. There has been a lot of confusion over what a DPO does and whether organisations are required to have one under the GDPR or just recommended. What is a DPO? Whilst the concept of a […]

GDPR Individual Rights

GDPR Individual Rights

With GDPR fast approaching there is still a lot of confusion around what is covered by the regulation. In particular, the GDPR individual rights that are included and that must be adhered to by all companies that carry EU personal data following May 25th 2018. First let’s look at what GDPR applies to: •   GDPR […]