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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 […]

Cyber Security & EU GDPR implications for SME’s

July 22, 2016

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200 days to discover a breach and 80 days to deal with it are the average response times for IT security breaches. Data, corporate intellectual property or customer data is the target of the threat actors, at a cost to business on average of $200/customer record according to the Ponemom Institute with IBM ‘Data Breach […]

Windows 10 Data Collection Clarification from Microsoft – No change!

September 29, 2015

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Microsoft’s have weighed into the exchange of opinion online over its new data collection practices in its new Windows 10 Operating System (OS).  Windows 10 overlord Terry Myerson (Executive Vice President of the Windows and Devices Group) posted a blog yesterday called ‘Privacy & Windows 10’. The response is a credit to cordiality in the friendly […]

A Game of Trust

August 11, 2015

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Microsoft is trying a bit to hard and missing the fundamentals on winning trust. We have had the parade of Windows 10 privacy default setting faux pas that persist in the face of Microsoft senior executive statements to the contrary, an abbreviated list of such issues: Windows 10 is spying on almost everything you do – […]

Microsoft Cloud Support Goldmine is its Partners

July 14, 2015

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Exciting news Microsoft has stirred, and with it a subtle shift may be taking place, one that for both end users of its cloud services and its dedicated Partners could see the transformation of its Cloud Service support. Microsoft has announced it will be working with Rackspace – ‘Fanatical Support for Microsoft Azure’. To date […]