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13 Jan 2020

[Video] The dangers of a Phishing Attack

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Recommended as part of Day-1 Induction Training for new recruits A cyber attack can destroy a business. Whether that attack is a Denial-of-Service, deletion of files, a ransom ware attack or other attack, the most frequent event they all have in common is human failure. And currently the most common human failure is becoming victim to a Phishing eMail. From the moment anyone has access to a ...
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17 Dec 2019

Navigating the ISO 27000 Series of Standards

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18 Oct 2019

Audit Evidence for ISO 27001 Annex A Compliance

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23 Aug 2019

ISO 27701 brings the total of ISO 27000 series Standards to 47

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Launched in August: ISO 27701:2019 Security Techniques – extension to ISO/IEC 27001 and ISO/IEC 27002 for privacy information management – requirements and guidelines The ISO 27701 is the highly anticipated standard that is expected to be the first privacy management certification to get mainstream adoption and may serve as a basis for upcoming GDPR certifications. The new standard recommends ...
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26 Jun 2019

GDPR and ISO 27001: a natural combination

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Passive compliance with GDPR won’t ‘cut it’ Many organizations spent much time and money in 2018 on compliance with General Data Protection Regulation - GDPR, and not only those based in the EU.  But what actions now to ensure ongoing compliance? It’s not enough to have policies and procedures to demonstrate that you comply with requirements.  If there is a data breach or similar event, you will ...
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26 Apr 2019

Cyber Security for SMEs

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10 activities to protect your business against most cyber threats  NOTE: Best viewed on a Desktop PC; else table is difficult to view. Sorry! Comprehensive cybersecurity is expensive. But that’s no excuse for not doing the simple things that will protect you most of the time. Think of it this way: just because you can’t afford 24-hour manned patrol of your premises doesn’t mean you should go home ...
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29 Oct 2018

ISO 27001 Certification: Why wait 'til your business is destroyed?

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Because by doing nothing that's exactly what you're doing!     What would you do if … You received a personal email demanding €1000 so that you and your staff might regain access to your own computer system (ransomware attack). The innovative ideas incorporated into your new product range are already known Competitors who are already incorporating them into their products (cyber or old-fashioned ...
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31 Jul 2018

ISO 27005:2018 Risk Management of Information Security Management Systems

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Third edition of this Standard published in July 2018 This Standard will be of particular interest to ... IT Managers and those who implement and maintain an ISMS for their organization, Consultants and Advisers who develop, implement and maintain ISMSs, and Lead Auditors who wish for a deeper understanding of how risk should be addressed in an ISMS.
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30 Apr 2018

ISO 27001 & GDPR: What’s the Best Strategy

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May 25th is a date that now strikes terror into the hearts of those who have ignored GDPR, the EU Regulations that come into force on that date and that carry eye-watering fines for gross offenders in protecting the private data of EU Citizens. Most B2B organizations have, in fact. little to worry about provided they get the basics right. And getting the basics right requires that some ...
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22 Jan 2018

Blockchain: The IT Revolution that dare not speak its name

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(with apologies to Lord Alfred Douglas for the mis-quote) A true revolution in record-keeping is in the making with real benefits for all humankind. And that is not to overstate the case.  As Bitcoin is something of a dirty word, the potential of distributed ledgers for doing good doesn't get a hearing.  Potential applications are only now being imagined.  For example, the potential for positive ...
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