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Suspicious mail advice – Advice from NaCTSO

Suspicious mail advice – Advice from NaCTSO

This communication regarding suspicious mail has been issued by the National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO) and the Centre for Protection of the National Infrastructure (CPNI). Please feel free to forward it on wherever appropriate. If you would like more advice about your specific situation, what risks you might face from suspicious mail (or other […]

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Security awareness training – value or not?

Security awareness training – value or not?

Last month (27 March), the security and cryptography expert Bruce Schneier posted an article on his blog about Security Awareness Training. Now, it should go without saying that Bruce Schneier is one of the leading lights in the IT Security world, he has written several very informative books which would always top our suggestions for […]

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Office security checklist – Updated

Office security checklist – Updated

As part of our ongoing drive towards improving your security, We have updated our office security checklist to make it easier to use and clearer to follow. The 2013 version of the security checklist is now available to download. The idea behind the document remains the same: this is something you can print off and […]

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Bad Security – Taking Risks and Not Realising It

Bad Security – Taking Risks and Not Realising It

Another fine has been issued by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and, again, it is the result of something that could easily have been prevented if a bit of time and money had been spent in advance. On Thursday, 22 Nov 12, the ICO reported levying a £60,000 Civil Monetary Penalty (fine) on Plymouth City […]

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Data Security – Fines for breaches increasing

ICO Fines Increasing for data breaches

This month has seen a major increase in the fines levied by the Information Commissioner for breaches of the Data Protection Act. Over the last 30 days, there have been over £500,000 fined in three different breaches of the act, with £415,000 of the fines being in the last 11 days. At the moment, it seems to […]

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ICO issues first fine to NHS following data breach

ICO issues first fine to NHS following data breach

Today the Information Commissioner’s Office announced that a Welsh health board had become the first NHS organisation to be issued with a monetary fine for a breach of the Data Protection Act. From the ICO’s press release: The Aneurin Bevan Health Board (ABHB) has been issued with a penalty of £70,000 after a sensitive report […]

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Security Awareness Training – One of the few good security metrics

Security Awareness Training – One of the few good security metrics

Recently we discussed both the value and problems around developing security metrics as part of your organisations overall management strategy. One of the best metrics you can generate revolves around security training and staff awareness. It vastly outweighs the value of measuring additional activities like patching within 30 days or updating AV data bases. Properly […]

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Information Protection Policy – Template for Free Download

Information Protection Policy – Template for Free Download

Almost every business, what ever its size and function, handles sensitive data. This can range from a list of your customers and their addresses, to full-blown business intelligence systems that track their trends. However you manage your customers, it is essential that you have a robust, well thought out Information Protection Policy in place. To […]

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