Poor IT habits putting one in 10 SMEs at risk

10% of small business owners and employees regularly share confidential files on personal devices or send documents to personal rather than work emails. The findings, which show a significant lapse in data security amongst the UK’s five million plus small businesses, were highlighted in research* conducted by software developer Reckon. Furthermore, the research found that […]

Brits can’t live without mobile apps – but at what risk to their employers’ security?

A new study by A10 Networks which reveals some astonishing statistics about Brits’ relationship with our mobile devices. Our Application Intelligence Report (AIR) found that as a nation, we are so obsessed with our phones and tablets that more than half (55 percent) of us believe we couldn’t live without our mobile apps, with a quarter proclaiming that […]

GDPR – Are you prepared?

If you’re a CIO you’ll be hard pushed not to already feel the pressure of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) encroaching on your plans for the year ahead. I have read countless articles debating and deliberating its potential consequences as organisations start to prepare for its arrival in May 2018. However, despite a plethora […]

Mobile enablement of the workforce – three key components of an enterprise app

The mobile enablement of the workforce is now a pre-eminent focus for any forward-thinking CEO. The world is changing, everything is now more dynamic and distributed, and the workforce needs information instantly wherever they are. Maintaining focus and consistency across a far-flung enterprise team however isn’t easy. More than ever, mobile teams need seamless access […]

GDPR: How should you prepare?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was adopted by the European Parliament in April 2016 replacing the current EU Data Protection Directive which has survived since its introduction in 1998. Interestingly less than 10% of UK households held an internet connection at that time. Unlike the Data Protection Act (DPA), the GDPR sets out responsibilities […]

The unseen threats of wireless connections

Unsecured wireless networks can haemorrhage personal and business data and even create far-reaching legal issues. Once upon a time, owning electronic equipment also meant owning a plethora of cables – it was an accepted drawback of the emerging information age. Even television sets were controlled through cables – anyone remember the Zenith ‘Lazy Bones’ system […]