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The Benefits of GDPR for SMEs – Part 3 – Collecting New Consent

GDPR is the new data protection legislation which comes into effect across the EU on 25 May 2018. Most of the recent discussion around this event centres on the potential downsides for organisations, including the much-touted maximum fines of 4% of global annual...

The Benefits of GDPR for SMEs – Part 2 – Lawful Basis

GDPR is the new data protection legislation which comes into effect across the EU on 25 May 2018. Most of the recent discussion around this event centres on the potential downsides for organisations, including the much-touted maximum fines of 4% of global annual...

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NCSC launches new Cyber Essentials website

NCSC launches new Cyber Essentials website

The NCSC has today launched its new Cyber Essentials website. "We’ve responded by creating a single site for Cyber Essentials, pulling together information from various government websites. We’ve tried to simplify some of the messages for those who are just beginning...

NCSC publishes new cyber security guidance for small businesses

NCSC publishes new cyber security guidance for small businesses

The NCSC has today published new cyber security guidance for small businesses. The guidance recommends implementing "five quick and easy steps" to improve cyber security. It also recommends Cyber Essentials as the next step to improve your cyber security further. More...

FCA cyber security guide recommends Cyber Essentials

FCA cyber security guide recommends Cyber Essentials

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today published new guidance which identifies certification to the Government-backed Cyber Essentials scheme as a way to improve the security of firms. A summary of the guidance can be found here. The full details can be found...

Cyber In The News

California to outlaw weak default passwords in IoT devices

Weak default passwords make it child's play to hack IoT devices, hence the desire for this new law. However, the lawmakers have missed the chance to demand that IoT devices should be kept up to date with the latest security fixes....

Facebook security breach: Up to 50m accounts attacked

Facebook says almost 50 million of its users were left exposed by a security flaw in a feature known as “View As” to gain control of people's accounts. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-45686890