Information Security & GDPR

GDPR is here in just a month!!

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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 […]

Hackers hijack UK government websites to mine cryptocurrency

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Earlier this month it was reported that thousands of government websites have been hijacked by hackers to mine cryptocurrency. The websites included The Information Commissioner’s Office (the guardian of the UK’s information rights and data privacy and those responsible for ensuring GDPR implementation), the NHS, the Student Loans Company and […]

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – Just 135 days to go!

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As has been widely reported within the press, the new GDPR regulations come in to force across the EU on 25th May 2018 and are widely regarded as the most significant reform of the Data Protection Law over the past 25 years. At the start of 2018 we have already […]

Equifax suffers massive data hack!

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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 […]

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

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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!

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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 […]

NOW IS THE TIME to get your IT and Data security in order!

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Following the unprecedented worldwide Malware attacks of the Ransomware called WannaCry over the past few days, now is the time to get your IT and Data Security in order. 150 countries attacked from China to Russia, US to the UK and everywhere in between. The NHS in the UK alongside […]

Cyber Security – APR 1,509% AND they lose your data!

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Well it has been a couple of months since the last time we spoke about a large scale data loss by a UK firm and this time it is Wonga, the payday loans firm, with interest rates starting at 1,286%, who have reported the theft of some 245,000 customer details […]

Cybersecurity threats spread to phones, watches and TVs

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In early March we had news that that the CIA apparently hacked Samsung TVs (according to documents leaked by Wikileaks – Samsung TVs were said to have been hacked using a computer virus called the Weeping Angel which turned them into a ‘covert microphone’). In a new report the UK […]

More news on Cyber Security jobs

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Following our news item last month (UK companies face a chronic shortage of specialist cyber security workers) the Tech Partnership has announced that the cyber workforce has grown by 160% in the 5 years to 2016 with 58,000 now working in cyber security (22,000 in 2011) commanding an average salary […]