IT Governance

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 […]

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!

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 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 […]