Be Proactive not Reactive; Five simple steps to protect your business from future cybersecurity attacks

On Friday 12th May, a global coordinated ransomware attack began, affecting thousands of large and small private and public sector businesses. Although the vast majority of the media coverage has rightly focussed on the impact this has had on the NHS in particular, experts at cybersecurity firm Secarma are warning businesses large and small that […]

Latest guidance from the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) give guidance on WannaCry’ malware

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has responded to the global coordinated ransomware attack on thousands of private and public sector organisations across dozens of countries on Friday. In a statement from NCSC they said what the UK should now focus on: “Our national focus must therefore be on two lines of defence. The first is to […]

ICO releases annual performance statistics for 2016/17

The Information Commissioner’s Office has dealt with record numbers of data protection incidents, nuisance marketing cases and individual complaints. Releasing the ICO’s annual performance statistics for 2016/17, Deputy Commissioner Simon Entwisle revealed that the regulator had received more reported data protection breaches and fined more companies for unlawful activities than ever before. The ICO’s free telephone […]

Is GDPR the Answer to IT Innovation?

In a world of intellectual property theft, data breaches, and other cybercrimes, businesses are under intense pressure to protect sensitive data. This has only been heightened by the EU’s introduction of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Worryingly, a fifth of UK organisations don’t understand the impending regulatory requirements. We asked them about GDPR preparation and […]