GDPR – The countdown is on…

There is now fewer than 200 days before the new legislation comes into force, so if you haven’t started preparing for the changes you could be caught out in May. The introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) legislation has been described as the biggest shake up in privacy […]

Equifax suffers massive data hack!

Cyber attack
From the Home Page of the Equifax Corporate website Prevent Fraud Our unmatched data assets and innovation protect you and your customers from fraud. From the Home Page of the Equifax Personal website Equifax Cybersecurity Incident To learn more about the cybersecurity incident, including whether your personal information was potentially […]

Classroom, eLearning or Blended Training – Which one is right for me?

Updated from an article – September 16th, 2016 We regularly get asked what the different types of learning options are, including from many International customers who want to undertake a UK course but cannot necessarily travel to the UK. The range of methods you can choose for your training is […]

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) – 245 days to go!

If you are not aware of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) coming in to force on 25th May 2018, where have you been? Widely regarded as the most significant reform of the Data Protection Law over the past 25 years, with fines increasing to a maximum of €20m, action […]

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – Panicking yet?

The 25th May 2018 (when GDPR comes in to force across the EU) is only just over 300 days away and yet it appears many companies do not understand the extent that this will affect their business, the possible consequences/fines for getting it wrong and the potential for it to […]

What is data science and how do I get into the profession?

big data
Organisations are increasingly looking to make more of the data they possess in order to inform and influence business thinking and strategy. As a result, people with the skills to mine big data and create meaningful insight from disparate data sources are in big demand. In fact, it is expected […]

How do I get a job in Software Testing?

Whilst Focus on Training is very much a provider of training services and not a recruitment company, one of the most popular questions we get asked is how do I get a job in Software Testing? We have an extensive range of courses covering all aspects from ISTQB Foundation level […]

Question: How many people does it take to cut a data centre’s power leading to travel chaos for 75,000 airline passengers worldwide? Answer: One, according to BA!

Somewhat unbelievably, the recent travel chaos at BA, which lasted over 3 days and affected c75,000 passengers worldwide (and could cost BA over £100m in compensation let alone the brand damage), has been blamed on a single engineer disconnecting a power supply, with the major damage caused by a surge […]

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – What do I need to do?

We make no excuse for once again featuring the new GDPR regulations which come in to force across the EU on 25th May 2018 as this is widely regarded as the most significant reform of the Data Protection Law over the past 25 years. Firstly a few myths need to […]

GDPR – Only 1 year to go!

Are you prepared for the change? The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on the 25th May 2018. It is widely-regarded as the most significant change to data protection regulation in the last 20 years and penalties of non-compliance are substantial. We have a range of training options […]