Information Security & GDPR

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, Mobiles.co.uk 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 […]

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, Mobiles.co.uk 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 […]

Hackers hijack UK government websites to mine cryptocurrency

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!

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!

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?

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 […]

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

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 […]