Telecommunications: the battle against fraud

The Communications Fraud Control Association’s (CFCA) annual fraud survey provides telecoms fraud managers with an assessment of the key revenue threats from fraud.  The latest survey identified the top five frauds being committed against service providers as: $10.76 B (USD) – International Revenue Share Fraud (IRSF) $5.97 B (USD) – Interconnect Bypass (e.g. SIM Box) […]

GDPR 102 – Follow the data

In the past six months I have spent a lot of time talking and writing about the importance of context when it comes to understanding GDPR requirements. Rather than looking at data on its own, it’s worth looking at how to build best practices in information management to make compliance easier. However, in order to […]

The time is now: Cleansing data for improved customer engagement and GDPR compliance

A year after the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) officially became law, marketing and data experts in UK businesses are working hard to bring their growing volumes of customer data into compliance. Designed to harmonise and strengthen data protection laws across the continent, UK and multinational businesses now have little less than 12 months […]

One year to GDPR: Advice from the experts

Today marks exactly one year until the implementation of GDPR – described as the “biggest overhaul of data protection regulation ever undertaken”.  Organisations inside the EU and trading with EU nations will need to comply – failure to do so will see them face fines of up to 4% of annual global turnover or EU20 […]

Will your old documents come back to haunt you?

In this digital age we’re all aware of cyber crime (whether or not we know exactly how to prevent it), but we’re in danger of losing sight of other forms of security. Statistics from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) show that even as recently as a year ago, the loss or theft of paperwork was […]

GDPR Conference Europe – Why Attend?

A year today, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect. And yet, research conducted by Veritas shows that 54% of organisations haven’t even started preparing for GDPR. Many are struggling to interpret the regulation and determine what concrete actions they need to take in order to be compliant. With a second event taking […]

Aviation cyber risks

When discussing the vulnerability to cyber attacks of the Internet of Things, few scenarios strike more fear into the public than that of an airline brought down by a hack. Less attention is paid to the financial consequences for airlines resulting from not only cyber attacks, but also less sinister IT network outages, and the […]