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2018’s Major Security Breaches: How They Could Have Been Avoided

2018 was a year of both highs and lows for information security, asserts Guy Bunker. The enforcement of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took full effect in May which brought the importance of protecting sensitive customer data to the forefront of people’s minds...
Posted On 11 Feb 2019
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HSE report shows workplace injuries cost UK plc £15 billion per annum

Personal injury specialist YouClaim is urging employers and employees to ensure they’re doing everything they can to reduce the risk of accidents in the workplace as businesses are spending billions of pounds each year to cover the cost of incidents. The 2017-2018 Health...
Posted On 01 Nov 2018
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Trust Arc Survey: “20% of companies report GDPR compliance post-25 May deadline”

TrustArc, the data privacy management company, has announced the results of a comprehensive survey conducted by Dimensional Research that gauges the status of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance among UK, US and EU (excluding UK) companies one month after the...
Posted On 16 Jul 2018
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New research reveals low levels of GDPR compliance among educational facilities

Despite high levels of awareness regarding the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into force on Friday, only 22% of schools, colleges and universities of the 500 surveyed by NW Security Group felt that their data protection policies were compliant....
Posted On 22 May 2018
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“Fines for data breaches and spam soar by 69% as ICO signals crackdown” reports The SMS Works

Since August 2015, the Information Commissioners’ Office (ICO) has fined 104 organisations a total of £8.7 million for breaches in data security and of anti-spam regulations. The organisation has the power to fine companies up to £500,000 for breaking the rules and is now...
Posted On 31 Jan 2018
Karen Trigg
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Is Your Fire Safety Training Up-To-Date?

Keeping your training up-to-date regarding fire safety and fire door hardware comes with a whole host of benefits for the business. Doing so will mean that you’ll reduce the risk of the company facing unnecessary fines, a potentially damaged reputation and even situations...
Posted On 11 Jan 2018
Helen Down
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Risk Management: Knowledge is Power

Encouraging incident reporting in the workplace is a great tool for managing risk and creating a safer, healthier work environment, writes Helen Down. Whether an incident resulted in injury or a near miss, employees should be encouraged to report on all workplace incidents such...
Posted On 12 Aug 2016
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“Insurance against cyber attacks now vital” claim business leaders in NTT Com Security survey

While the majority of global organisations say that it’s now ‘vital’ their operations are insured against information security breaches, less than half (41%) are fully covered for both security breaches and data loss, while just over a third have dedicated cyber security...
Posted On 19 Apr 2016
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“‘Profits over prevention’ culture threatens corporate compliance” warns Hogan Lovells in new study

Multinational companies are failing to treat anti-bribery and corruption as one of their main priorities, with the majority (59%) reporting a culture of ‘profits over prevention’ and 44% not honouring the matter with a place on the Board of Directors’ agenda...
Posted On 07 Apr 2016
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“Over 90% of companies feel ill-equipped to manage risk posed by using third party organisations” outlines Deloitte

Almost nine-in-ten (87%) organisations have faced a disruptive incident involving third parties in the last three years, according to a new survey conducted by Deloitte, the professional services firm. Such incidents can include loss of data by a third party, or failure to...
Posted On 10 Mar 2016