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Examples of ISO 27001 interested parties and your…

Clause 4.2 of ISO 27001 is titled “Understanding the needs and expectations of interested parties”. But what is an ‘interested party’? The Standard isn’t as clear as it should be, so let’s rectify that here…

Catches of the month: Phishing scams for August…

Your employees receive an average of 4.8 phishing emails every week. Almost a third of these make it past default security systems, leaving your organisation in a permanently perilous situation. There’s plenty of advice on…

What UK charities need to know about GDPR…

If you think that charities might be shown lenience under the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), you’re wrong. The Regulation treats charities in much the same way as any organisation, because although they’re not using…

How to make sure your cyber insurance policy…

Cyber insurance is big business these days. With the ever-present danger of data breaches and cyber attacks, organisations must be sure that they have the financial backing to respond appropriately. Damages incurred by information security…

30,000 organisations have certified to Cyber Essentials

Almost 30,000 organisations have certified to the Cyber Essentials scheme since it was launched in 2014, according to the UK government. The announcement was made alongside the confirmation of several changes in the way the…

What are the 10 steps to cyber security?

Anyone looking for advice on how to achieve effective cyber security should consider the NCSC’s (National Cyber Security Centre) 10-step guide. Originally published in 2012, it is now used by the majority of FTSE 350…

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Key takeaways from the 2019 Verizon Data Breach…

Verizon’s annual DBIR (Data Breach Investigations Report) is among the most valuable studies in the security industry, so the release of the 2019 edition this week is cause for celebration. The reports are renowned for…

Cyber criminals conned holidaymakers out of £7 million…

More than 5,000 people fell victim to holiday and travel booking scams last year, with their losses totalling £7 million, according to an Action Fraud and NFIB (National Fraud Intelligence Bureau) study. The scams cost…