1505, 2019

The GDPR baby becomes a toddler in just 10 days.

May 15th, 2019|

The baby has become a toddler On 25 May 2019 the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be three years old. The baby has become a toddler, and we all know how toddlers can be. Like most new parents the last couple of years have not quite been our own as each have wrestled to adjust and pay appropriate attention to what it may mean for us. The preparation was energetic as was the arrival. The naysayers, overreaction and general [...]

503, 2019

Commercial benefits of having ISO accreditations

March 5th, 2019|

ISO Certification offers several benefits to small and large businesses. We have listed in previous blogs the benefits of each ISO accreditation but in this blog we want to talk about the commercial benefits ISO can have for you as a business. To put it simply, your business generally becomes more efficient and productive, giving you that extra edge over your competitors. You will also enjoy marketing benefits from having ISO certification because this will reassure customers that your business [...]

503, 2019

Everyone is talking about Data Protection!

March 5th, 2019|

What does it mean? The Data Protection Act (DPA) is a United Kingdom Act of Parliament which was passed in 1988. This act was established to control how customer or personal information is used by organisations or government bodies. It is an act that protects us all and creates rules about how data regarding people can be used. The DPA applies to information or data stored on a computer or an organised paper filing system about living people. The Data [...]

1102, 2019

What is ISO 27001 and why would it benefit me?

February 11th, 2019|

This is the month of cyber security and we want to talk about how we can not only help prevent being attacked, but also have the right accreditations in place to help you become more vigilant and credible. ISO 27001:2013, which is also known as 27001:2017, provides a framework for an information security management system. In short, the ISO 27001 certification provides protection for your most vital assets. Implementing this accreditation is an ideal response to customer and legal requirements [...]

402, 2019

How can Cyber Essentials reduce a cyber-attack?

February 4th, 2019|

    What is Cyber essentials? First, we will start by explaining what Cyber Essentials is then illuminate how, by taking the correct steps, it can reduce a cyber-attack. Cyber Essentials is a Government-backed, industry supported scheme and that was set up to help organisations protect themselves against common cyber-attacks. The scheme provides five security controls that, according to the UK government, when implemented and maintained these basic controls could prevent “around 80% of cyber-attacks”. This framework is required for [...]

801, 2019

Who can see your system and how vulnerable are you to being attacked?

January 8th, 2019|

Penetration Testing allows you to identify where the weak-points in your security are. It is considered best practice by numerous ISO standards and as a requirement of business by PCI-DSS, FCA and other regulatory bodies to have a Penetration Test carried out at least annually by a competent, and independent external third party. Conducting Penetration Testing against your people, processes and technology will gain you an insight into how well security operates throughout your business and how well they [...]

801, 2019

What is ISO 9001 &14001 and how will it benefit me?

January 8th, 2019|

Let’s unpick the title of this blog – What is ISO 9001 &14001 and how will it benefit me? If you do not want your business to grow or expand past the point of where it is, you probably aren’t going to benefit from ISO accreditations. If you do not want to win any more business and gain new clients, then you probably wouldn’t want any accreditations. On the other hand, if you’d like to employ more people, generate [...]

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