Information Security

Time to get a job in Cyber Security?

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UK companies face a chronic shortage of specialist cyber security workers according to a survey released by ISC², a professional organisation for security professionals. The report concludes that there will be a worldwide 1.8m workforce gap in security professionals between now and 2022 with 66% of British companies facing a […]

Does the new EU Data Protection Regulation affect me?

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If you haven’t heard this could be one of the more important things you deal with in 2017. Called the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), from 25th May 2018 this new EU legislation will come in to force and many are commenting that this is the most significant reform […]

Cyber Security – when will we ever learn?

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Another month goes by with another major Cyber Security issue reported in the press; this time it’s the return of TalkTalk. Following a record fine of £400,000 in Oct 2016 (by the Information Commissioner’s Office) as a result of a previous breach where 157,000 customers’ personal details were stolen, Talk […]

Cyber Security Month – It’s time to protect yourself!

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Originating in the US, according to the Homeland Security website, ‘October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month which is an annual campaign to raise awareness about cybersecurity. We live in a world that is more connected than ever before. The Internet touches almost all aspects of everyone’s daily life, whether […]

Cyber Security – 2016 Trends

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157,000 TalkTalk customers had data stolen in October’s cyber-attack. 559 new security breach cases received by the ICO in the period July to September 2015 (up 43%). Insurance company Lloyds estimates that cyber-attacks cost businesses $400b per annum. Have no doubt that cyber security will be a growing challenge through […]

Certified Ethical Hacker – v9 Courses Available

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Certified Ethical Hacker v9 courses are now available in London and cities across the UK. CEH is amongst the most advanced penetration testing courses. With fast evolution of technologies and threats the EC Council has upgraded its flagship certification to v9. Find Certified Ethical Hacker v9 Courses The Certified Ethical […]

RESILIA – What is it?

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RESILIA is a management framework to help organisations prepare themselves to deal with the increasing range and complexity of cyber threats. Resilia has been developed by Axelos which is the organisation responsible for other best practice guidance such as ITIL and PRINCE2. In addition to the RESILIA manual there is […]

Cyber Security. Information Security. Network Security. What’s the difference?

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As an information security training specialist Focus is often asked about the different meaning of these terms. The reality is that there is no universal set of definitions upon which all will agree. Does this matter? No. The important thing is that relevant individuals recognise the range of security risks […]

Cyber Security Check List

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In August Carphone Warehouse had to admit that they had compromised the encrypted credit card details of up to 90,000 customers. Sebastian James, chief executive of parent company,Dixons Carphone, said: “We are, of course, informing anyone that may have been affected, and have put in place additional security measures.” We […]

£175,000 Fine for Data Breach by UK Holiday Insurance Company

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“It’s unbelievable that a company holding three million customer records did not have the procedures in place to keep that information secure” said Steve Eckersley of the ICO.  With security breaches in 2014 hitting new record highs it seems that many organisations are not even getting the basics right. The […]