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What does Cyber Essentials Cost?

Cyber Essentials is one of the most cost-effective ways to boost your organisation’s information security. But, what does Cyber Essentials cost? Designed to help organisations address common weaknesses Designed to help organisations address common weaknesses, it can...

Happy third Birthday

For many new businesses, celebrating a happy third birthday is a key milestone. However, reaching three years is not easy to achieve. This week we celebrated our third birthday and we had the opportunity to sit and discuss what we did well and also what we did wrong....

Your CCTV and the GDPR?
Your CCTV and the GDPR?

In case you didn’t know, but CCTV footage is subject to the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). The Regulation isn’t just about written or electronic data such as names and addresses. It applies to any information that can identify someone. That includes...

Video Conferencing and the GDPR
Video Conferencing and the GDPR

Due to social distancing and restrictions enforced by the UK’s tier systems, we are now used to business meetings taking place online. In particular, the video conferencing platform “Zoom” has achieved huge popularity through the pandemic. However, over the same...

Nursing home fined
Nursing home fined

Nursing home fined for a data breach after a laptop with residents' details is stolen A nursing home in County Antrim has been fined £15,000 for failing to adequately protect sensitive data about its staff and residents.  This story is a look back in history but...

Black Friday 2020 scams
Black Friday 2020 scams

And how to avoid them… The scramble for bargains and supposedly unbelievable savings, whatever your thoughts about Black Friday are, brings with it a spike in cybersecurity threats. Cybercriminals will be just as keen to take advantage of you as you are desperate for...

GP surgery secretary fined
GP surgery secretary fined

A former GP surgery secretary has been fined for reading medical records of 231 patients in two years, the ICO reported in 2018. A trip back in time to November of 2018 for this blog. We shouldn't forget that whilst this story may have a few cobwebs on it, this could...

Helping small businesses
Helping small businesses

We’re here to help you create added value for your clients and prospects As a client of the HR Dept we know how hard you work. We also know that we talk to the same people and are often asked where the GPDR resources pack should be kept. We always say, "with...

Privacy Shield ruled invalid
Privacy Shield ruled invalid

The EU's Court of Justice has just invalidated the "Privacy Shield" data sharing system between the EU and the US, because of overreaching US surveillance. Privacy Shield ruled invalid after hearing. Schrems argued that there were insufficient safeguards in place and...

Is Privacy Shield all but dead?
Is Privacy Shield all but dead?

Commission conducting ‘preparatory work’ should ECJ invalidate privacy shield The European Commission is preparing for the eventuality that the European Court of Justice (ECJ) may invalidate the EU-US data transfer agreement know as the Privacy Shield. The agreement...

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