EU GDPR – Organisations can run but they cannot hide.

April 19, 2017

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In response to my earlier blog ‘EU GDPR Fines Clarified – Cutting through the ‘FUD’ for clarity as to how organisations will be exposed to fines under The European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), it is unlikely the Supervisory Authorities are going to come out swinging, looking for heads to roll. For the simple fact […]

EU GDPR Fines Clarified – Cutting through the ‘FUD’

April 14, 2017

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The blogspace is a flood with fear, uncertainty and doubt (FUD) tactics pumping up the pending European General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). The headline grabber and favourite being the €20m or 4% fines applied to global turnover (NOT profit) for infringement. This level of fine is somewhat eye watering taken raw. However ensuring you take […]

Technology Companies, the secret source in the Hackers Armory

April 3, 2017

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It comes as no surprise to read of an ‘Advanced Chinese hacking campaign infiltrates IT service providers across the globe’ following the announcement a few days earlier from the UK National Cyber Security Centre  ‘Global targeting of enterprises via managed service providers’. Whilst the UK National Cyber Security Centre confidently states ‘We have no evidence […]

Cybersecurity – What does it mean to you?

March 17, 2017

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Cybersecurity is a very broad term as it means different things to different people. What is undisputed is organisations and individuals alike need to assess its meaning for themselves and then harness it into their very DNA. “Everything that is digital is physically dependent and everything that is physical is becoming digitally vulnerable” The impact […]

EU GDPR ‘Cometh the Hour, Cometh the MPN’?

February 17, 2017

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The EU GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations) may appear to be just another round of legislation that falls into the GRC (Governance Risk and Compliance) bucket for organizations to wrestle with. However I invite you to dig a little deeper and recognize the seismic impact that its unification and standardization of European Union (EU) data […]

Cyber Breach Responsibility

February 10, 2017

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So, you have woken up to the reality that it is only a matter of time before your organisation will have to handle a Cyber Breach event and asking who should be responsible? According to a Deloitte’s Cyber Risk report only 27% of the UK’s largest businesses can put their hands up to having a […]

EU GDPR mandates the Risk Impact Assessment the new norm for all organisations

January 30, 2017

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Although security of personal data has always been a legal obligation for organisations, with the new EU GDPR (General data Protection Regulations) coming into force on the 25th May 2018, it reinforces the legal obligations both in substance and context on the data controllers, extending at the same time responsibility directly to data processors while […]