The Difference Between Backup and Disaster Recovery

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We’re all familiar with the value of making a backup of business data, but how does this fit with ‘Disaster Recovery’ and ‘Business Continuity’ strategies?  This article takes a brief look at how these elements fit together to ensure that businesses can survive, function and get back up to speed when disastrous events (external or […]

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Security Updates 15th November 2019

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Ring Doorbell Tech Leaves Door Open To WiFi Password Hack Security analysts at Bitdefender have announced a major vulnerability with the Amazon-owned Ring doorbell technology platform. The flaw exposes the Ring doorbell by making the Wi-Fi password publicly available during setup. According to Tech Crunch: “Bitdefender said the Amazon-owned doorbell was sending owners’ Wi-Fi passwords in […]

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Essential IT Security Updates

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The latest news from the sector sees Marriot Hotels fall victim for the second largest cyber attack in history, GDPR hits the news again as SMEs continue to fail to understand the scale of their data privacy responsibilities, 25% of NHS trusts fail to invest in cyber security, and more… SME organisations ‘clueless’ about GDPR […]

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Security Updates 26th October 2018

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The latest news from the sector sees Cathay Pacific hack affect 10 million customers, Facebook gets slammed with a £500,000 fine from the ICO, IT Governance provides a useful check-list for SMEs looking to protect themselves against data breach regulatory headaches and more… Cathay Pacific Hack Affects 10 Million Passengers Worldwide The personal identifiable information […]

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Facebook Revamps Privacy Settings

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In a move that Facebook says was due to happen before the recent personal data harvesting scandal, the social media giant has updated its privacy tools to make users more informed and in control. 50 Million Profiles Harvested The high-profile outcry that followed revelations over data from 50 million profiles that were harvested for use […]

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Eight New Cyber Threats Every Second

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The latest McAfee Labs threat report shows that in the last quarter of 2017, organisations faced 8 new cyber threats a second as there was an 18% increase in the number of reported security incidents across Europe. 478 New Cyber Threats Every Minute The report makes worrying reading as businesses and organisations try to secure […]

Facebook Ads That Target Your Beliefs

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In a new trial involving a small number of users in the UK, Facebook has said that it will be testing the targeting of adverts based on users’ specific political and religious beliefs. Why? According to Facebook, the trial will help the social media platform to process and manage its customer data, so that it […]

Location Based Marketing … Creepy?

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MoviePass CEO, Mitch Lowe, has caused controversy by telling the Hollywood audience at the Entertainment Finance Forum that his MoviePass app can track and gather information about users before and after their trip to the movies. What Is MoviePass? MoviePass, based in New York, offers a service whereby, for a flat monthly fee ($9.95 per […]

Fight For DPOs With Introduction of GDPR

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Technology and employment commentators are predicting that with the already high demand for skilled and talented Data Protection Officers (DPOs), the introduction of GDPR may see businesses having to compete to recruit the right one. What’s A Data Protection Officer? A DPO’s role is essentially that of looking after any legal and ethical issues related […]

Google Acted On Less Than Half Of Requests To Remove URLs

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Google’s latest Transparency Report reveals that of the 2.4 million requests made since 2014 to remove certain URLs from its search results, Google has only complied with less than half. Removal Requests The removal requests relate to a ruling by the European Union’s Court of Justice in May 2014 which said that Google and other […]