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More data breaches for the NHS

A Kent NHS Trust has apologised to patients after their records were accessed inappropriately, leading to a police probe into the incident. Letters have been sent out to patients of the Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT) detailing that a member of staff has been dismissed from their post after accessing…

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70% of IT Decision Makers Believe Government Should Have Done More to Explain the GDPR

Despite the intense publicity around the GDPR, 31% of Chief Information Officers (CIOs), and more than a quarter (26%) of other C-level IT decision makers admit that, even when pressed, they still would not be able to give a clear and concise description of the regulation and how their company has adhered to the framework.…

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GDPR and CCTV, is this really a problem?

Businesses could find themselves paying a hard fee of 4% of their global annual turnover — so making sure that you’re compliant with the changes GDPR has regarding CCTV is essential. Here are some of the key things you need to know: You need a strong and valid reason for the placement of CCTV around…

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Windows patch vulernabilities…. Make sure you do it…..

Failing to patch vulnerabilities now will lead to punishment under the GDPR The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has warned that organisations could be punished for existing vulnerabilities when the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is enforced. Although the GDPR won’t take effect until 25 May 2018, organisations that fail to identify and patch vulnerabilities…

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Good News on GDPR – 72% of Global Companies are ready

An EfficientIP X-Day study says average global spend on GDPR compliance tops £1 million, with less than 100 days to go before the deadline for EU GDPR compliance on 25th May this year. EfficientIP, through independent market research firm Coleman Parkes, asked over 1,000 companies worldwide about their preparation plans for GDPR. Among the key findings were:…

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Age UK – Data Breach

Age UK has confirmed that it experienced two data breaches at the end of 2017 that compromised the personal information of up to 5,000 past and present employees. The charity discovered the incident after it was informed by email monitoring software that an employee’s account was sending an email with sensitive data to a non-secure…

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What is Meltdown and Spectre ?

“Computer researchers have recently found out that the main chip in most modern computers—the CPU—has a hardware bug. It’s really a design flaw in the hardware that has been there for years. This is a big deal because it affects almost every computer on our network, including your workstation and all our servers. This hardware…

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Microsoft Azure Backup

Over the past 2 years we have been implementing Microsoft azure backup across our client base. This backup solution offers both on premise backup to disk and an encrypted disk to cloud backup. One of the many advantages of using this solution is it can manage both virtual and physical servers and it will also…

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