As GDPR and the UK Data Protection Act mark their 1st anniversaries this month, we thought it would be useful to reflect on what we’ve seen over the last 12 months, and to share some views on what will happen in the next 12 months.
In my world as a Risk Consultant I spend a lot of time reviewing and trying understand the risks that face UK organisations with a view to helping businesses of any size keep their business, assets and money safe.
I’ve recently returned to the office following a great holiday abroad. Our journey back involved a ferry between two islands and whilst watching our holiday destination disappear over the horizon, my eye was caught by the route that the ship was taking.
The glorious sunshine we have had this summer prompted me to get my sandals out and show a bit of ankle! I even went as far as putting my shorts on, sorry to shock those of a nervous disposition.
But we haven’t always had that luxury. Back in the 1920’s there were laws against that sort of thing.
So – what’s this got to do with computers? Well it’s a roundabout way of getting you to think about what you’re revealing to the world in terms of your personal data.
I know I.T. people nag incessantly about passwords but in these days of email communication, social media and online file storage, often the only thing standing between you and a voyeur is the strength of your password.
So – here’s a list of 10 deadly sins that I’ve come across – I’m sure none of you have ever done any of these but here they are as a reminder of what not to do. More info