Last call for GDPR

With the deadline fast approaching SMBs are reminded of what is required to become compliant. Benjamin Franklin famously once said, “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail” – a piece of wisdom that can be applied directly to any discussion on Global Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a directive coming to force on May … More Last call for GDPR

ISF predicts increasing impact of data breaches next year

The number, magnitude and costs of data breaches are all set to continue on their upward trajectories in the coming year, according to a forecast by the Information Security Forum (ISF). This prediction is included in their Global Security Threat Outlook for 2018 and comes with a warning that the stakes are now “higher than ever before”. … More ISF predicts increasing impact of data breaches next year

Shipping giant refuses to pay hackers ransom after data stolen

Clarksons, the global shipping firm, has turned the tables on criminal hackers who attempted to extort a ransom payment after stealing confidential information from the company’s network. The business, which is thought to have suffered a breach at the hand of hackers earlier this month, has warned that the hackers may release some of the … More Shipping giant refuses to pay hackers ransom after data stolen

Securing printed data in the ‘paperless’ office

While we are supposedly in the era of the paperless office, intentional leaks via printed documents remain very common and can be just as damaging as their digital counterparts. While most of us realize the necessity of paper, do we recognize the risks of unauthorized viewing or document removal from the worksite? Data loss – … More Securing printed data in the ‘paperless’ office

Is it safe to store corporate information on Google Drive (or similar services)?

When it comes to storing a company’s confidential information and/or backing it up, various questions tend to come up with regards to the location where this storage will take place. Some companies choose to manage everything for themselves, providing remote access so their employees can look it up whenever they need it. Others, however, have … More Is it safe to store corporate information on Google Drive (or similar services)?