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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 […]

Anti-BREXIT Elite risk UK Constitutional Crisis

November 3, 2016

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Alarming headlines – BREXIT legal challenge, High Court rules the UK Government cannot trigger Article 50 without parliamentary approval. This is not just another spat between Government and the people. This is a dangerous precedent in a Political world that is being challenged at its core and reaches out to every voter in democracies around […]

The ‘Insider Threat’ – A Wetware issue

October 4, 2016

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If it was not for users ……. Everyone in the Cyber and IT Security world has heard this one and many besides. Hardware, Software and the Wetware, that’s us, fallible humans if you had not guessed. Roll the drums, security training / cultural of security and no end of buzz words start rolling to champion […]

Cyber Hygiene – A modern dilemma

September 22, 2016

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The faster we move the sicker we get. As we see in our offline world so we are experiencing in our new Cyber realms and digital hyper-connected social network societies. I postulate that IoT (Internet of Things) is as virulent and as terminal as HIV in our digital lives. IoT = D-HIV variant IoT, is a technology […]

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 […]

General Data Protection Regulation – The Digital Honeymoon is over

June 20, 2016

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For many businesses life will meander on regardless as they wander in blissful ignorance of the changing regulatory digital landscape around them. If recent surveys such as the ‘Dell Survey‘ on the European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is anything to go by, an overwhelming majority of UK businesses need to wake up […]

Land, Sea, Air and Space …. Now Cyber

April 19, 2016

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Heads up board members of whatever size of organisation, public or private, academic or charity, you are at war. Not in a break out the guns and start marching down the street, or taking to the seas air or space. No we pay our taxes for that and our armed forces provide that cover across […]

Protecting Client Engagements from Cyber Threats

April 11, 2016

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Leading on from my last post, so what should Law Firms or any professional service organisation for that matter such as financial advisor, accountant or bank, be doing now they are finding themselves under the Cyber Security microscope following the ‘Panama Papers’ expose? With no exceptions senior partners and key stakeholders should be demanding clear […]