IT Governance

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 […]

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 […]

Now is not the time to ignore GDPR!

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We have reported over the last couple of months that the new EU Data Protection Regulation, due for launch in May 2018, will result in a major change in how organisations can obtain, use and store customer data with potentially severe penalties for those that fail to comply. Does the […]

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 […]

Are you ready for the new EU Data Protection Regulation?

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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is surely going to be one of the biggest issues that businesses will face in 2017. This new EU regulation comes into force in 25th May 2018 and companies need to start preparing now in order to ensure they are compliant in time for the […]

Tech Partnership Training Fund

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Update: This Funding Scheme Has Now Expired! This new government fund offers grants of 50% to companies in England who invest in IT training. The target is to support development of IT skills which are of strategic importance to business growth and competitiveness. Funding is earmarked either for short courses […]

Real World ITIL + ISO20000 + COBIT

In 2010 News International embarked on a major re-structuring of IT services. This was to be supported by a new service desk and, more of a challenge, a new service culture. The feedback has been very positive:  “IT have become innovators rather than inhibitors.” News International (recently re-branded News UK) […]

ISO20000 v ITIL

ISO/IEC 20000 is the internationally accepted quality standard for IT service management. It is aligned with, and can be underpinned by, ITIL but they are not the same. It’s not really a choice of one or other but some organisations have tended to think about it that way. Ricoh decided […]