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Could messy data put your merger or acquisition in doubt?

What are your business’s ambitions? Are you hoping to merge with a complementary organisation, or perhaps ultimately be acquired by a bigger player? No doubt you’ve done your research into how to position yourself most attractively. You’ve worked hard to get various key factors in order: your products or services, ... Read More

Why is an information security policy so important?

Information security is all about protecting your organisation’s information, whether digitally or in hard copy. ISO 27000 – which defines the key terms of ISO 27001, the international standard for information security management – defines information security as the “preservation of confidentiality, integrity and availability of information”. After all, information ... Read More
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Two thirds of organisations uninsured against a data breach

Two thirds of UK organisations are uninsured against the financial impact of a data breach, a survey has revealed. NTT Security’s Risk:Value 2018 report found that only 29% of organisations have dedicated cyber insurance in place, despite 81% of senior executives touting insurance against data breaches as “vital”. According to ... Read More

The Debt we owe to Arron Banks

However your business is likely to be affected by Brexit, Arron Banks may just have helped you out. How? By drawing attention to the myriad responsibilities organisations have to protect users’ personal data – and the hefty fines they risk incurring if they don’t take it seriously. Leave.EU and an ... Read More

Vigilant Software Expands Risk and Compliance Product Portfolio with Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) Tool

The new tool will help data controllers quickly determine whether they need to conduct a DPIA in accordance with GDPR November 2018 – Information security and compliance specialist, Vigilant Software has reinforced its product portfolio with the launch of a Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) tool. A core part of ... Read More
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Why customers don’t trust your organisation with their personal data

An ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office) report has found that 45% of customers don’t trust organisations with their personal data. This is hardly surprising, given the constant news stories about cyber attacks and organisations mishandling personal data. In the past few days alone, Facebook has been embroiled in another security incident, ... Read More
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Organisations’ 5 biggest information security concerns

When implementing defences to keep data secure, organisations should put a lot of effort into preventing external actors penetrating them. However, as the 2018 BCI Horizon Scan Report reminds us, there are many other things to prepare for. The report asked more than 650 respondents about the most significant threats ... Read More

Are organisations learning from cyber attacks?

Tesco Bank has just been fined £16.4m following a cyber-attack in 2016 in which customer accounts were compromised, leaving them vulnerable to theft. The attack originally came to light when the supermarket giant spotted ‘suspicious transactions’ on 40,000 accounts. It was later estimated that money was stolen from just 20,000 ... Read More

Vigilant Streamlines ISO 27001 Risk Assessments with vsRisk Cloud

New cloud-based information security tool will enable enterprises to deliver fast, accurate and hassle-free ISO 27001 security risk assessments 1st October 2018 – Information security and compliance specialist, Vigilant Software, has announced the launch of a cloud-based solution for conducting information security risk assessments aligned with ISO 27001. vsRisk Cloud ... Read More

US Treasury wants national data breach notification standard

A US Treasury report has identified improvements that support non-bank financial institutions, innovation, and financial technology, with the main talking point being the creation of a national data breach notification standard. The US Treasury is asking financial technology organizations to efficiently and responsibly manage consumers’ financial data and competitive technologies, ... Read More