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Warning to SMEs as firm fined £60,000

Small and medium sized businesses are being warned to take note as a company which suffered a cyber attack is fined £60,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). An investigation by the ICO found Berkshire-based Boomerang…
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Data Protection Self Assessment

ICO have some very useful online tools to help you assess your company's data protection compliance. Why not give them a go? Data protection assurance Information security Data sharing and subject access Records management Here…
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Gloucester City Council fined by ICO

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined Gloucester City Council £100,000 after a cyber attacker accessed council employees’ sensitive personal information. The attacker took advantage of a weakness in the council’s…
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News and sports websites 'vulnerable to attack'

News and sports websites have some of the lowest levels of security adoption, a study has suggested. A team of cyber-security experts looked at the security protocols used by the top 500 sites in various industries and online sectors. They…
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WEEE Collections Dip in First Quarter of 2017

Collections of waste electrical and electronic equipment from civic amenity sites and other sources fell in the first quarter of 2017 in comparison to the same period last year and in 2015. This comes in the face of higher collection…
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Preparing for the GDPR - 12 Steps to Take Now

This checklist highlights 12 steps you can take now to prepare for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which will apply from 25 May 2018. Many of the GDPR’s main concepts and principles are much the same as those in the current…
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Number of fines for UK data privacy issues doubles and totals £3.2m

The UK was one of the most active regions for regulatory enforcement action in Europe last year, along with Italy (€3.3m)  Enforcement notices rose by 155% Breaches of UK data protection laws during 2016 attracted…
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IT Security Risks: Overlooked Vulnerabilities & Best Practices

Over recent years, there has been an increasing awareness of “total IT security,” focusing not just on in-network systems and devices but rigorous asset disposition as well. Indeed, from HIPAA/HiTech to Gramm-Leach-Bliley and state-specific…
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2016 WEEE Targets for IT Equipment Recycling Missed

An eye-opening article proving that more needs to be done with regards to IT recycling! Data published this week indicates that the collection target for waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) has been met for 2016, following…
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Cloud & Data Center Erasure: Why Delete Doesn’t Suffice

Blancco have recently released an interesting article on Cloud and Data Centre Erasure. Is your company taking Data Security seriously enough? Cloud & Data Center Erasure: Why Delete Doesn’t Suffice. Data Deletion Doesn’t Suffice There…