Update – BA Facing Record Fine for Data Breach

Update to our report in September 2018 regarding the data breach of BA’s website where BA customers were being diverted to a fraudulent website where the personal data of approximately 500,000 customers were compromised. The ICO has announced that following an extensive investigation in to the breach they have issued […]

Google hit with £44m GDPR fine – are you compliant?

Google has been fined €50m (£44m) by the French data regulator CNIL (Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés, the same as the Information Commissioner’s Office in the UK) for breach of the new (May 18) EU data protection rules (General Data Protection Regulation – GDPR). CNIL stated that the […]

PRINCE2® – right now the UK needs Project Managers!

What is PRINCE2? PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) is a structured project management methodology, originally developed by the UK government in the late 80s as a standard for delivery of information systems projects. In 2013 ownership was passed over from HM Cabinet office to Axelos Ltd in a joint venture […]

ISTQB Advanced Security Tester – What is it and why should I consider it?

In this latest blog post we introduce a new training course within the ISTQB portfolio that aims to ensure testers are security savvy and address the skills shortage that is leaving organisations and their data, systems and process vulnerable to attack. Security breaches are big news and the threat is […]

Do you run an airport? We have a new course for you!

Drones – Disruptive Operations and Countering: Vulnerabilities and Opportunities This course will give delegates an introductory-level appreciation into disruptive drone activities, elements of system design, insights into potential vulnerabilities and methods for defeating the devices. Whilst land and water-based drones (surface and sub-surface) are included, the course primarily considers airb

National Cyber Security Awareness Month – October 2018

Since its inception in the USA in 2004, National Cybersecurity Awareness Month aims to focus on raising awareness of cyber security threats, promote cyber security amongst companies and the general public and provide resources to protect themselves online enabled through education and sharing of good practices. The European Cyber Security […]

Another massive Data Breach – BA Hacked

Following confirmation in August by Dixons Carphone (owners of Currys PC World, Carphone Warehouse, and Dixons Travel (the airport tech retailer) that c10m records had been stolen, British Airways have now announced that the Credit Card information of at least 380,000 customers has been hacked. The airline (part of […]

Security Testing— an opportunity to meet a world renowned expert

Alongside our extensive Security and Software Testing training course availability, we are delighted to be able to offer ISTQB Advanced Security Tester training from Randy Rice (over from the USA) who is chair of the ISTQB Advanced Security Tester Working Party which created the 2016 Advanced Security Tester Syllabus. ISTQB […]

Another massive Data Breach affecting millions

Following their announcement on 13th June 2018 that hackers had accessed the personal details of 1.2m customers in 2017, Dixons Carphone  (owners of Curry PC World, Carphone Warehouse, and Dixons Travel (the airport tech retailer), amongst many others) have now upgraded that to confirm that c10m customer records have […]

GDPR is here in just a month!!

We here at Focus on Training make no apology for again reminding you that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes in to full force on 25th May 2018 and is widely regarded as the most significant reform of Data Protection Law over the past 25 years. Many reports suggest […]