NHS ransomware

What is the NHS Cyber Attack?

May 13, 201710Cyber Essentials, Cyber Security

Today (12th May 2017) news broke of a massive NHS Cyber Attack that has had catastrophic impact on our NHS, leading to a major incident being declared.

Operations have been delayed or cancelled, patients have delayed being discharged from or admitted to hospital, prescriptions have not been issued, A&E has been disrupted … the impact of the NHS cyber attacks continue and sadly there is a real risk that lives may be jeopardised. More info

business risks are vital

The 4 Essential Business Risks For Every Business Owner Must Know

May 1, 201700Business Process and Standards, Enterprise Risk Management, Risk & Governance Review

Whether you are an SME or an international corporation, you will have been and are exposed to business risks on a daily basis. Unfortunately, no business is immune regardless of its size or industry presence. Risks and issues come in many forms including Financial, Operational, Supply Chain and Cyber. Each type of risk or issue is as detrimental to a business as the others. More info

Complying To GDPR

What Are The Consequences Of Not Complying To GDPR?

March 28, 201710Business Process and Standards, Cyber Essentials, Cyber Security, Enterprise Risk Management, GDPR Critical Friend, GDPR Discovery Review, Risk & Governance Review, Virtual DPO

So what are the consequences of not complying to the EU General Data Protection Regulations ?

I recently wrote a blog ‘What is GDPR and why do you need it?’ to highlight the real meaning behind why data protection is changing.

What Are The Consequences Of Not Complying To The GDPR?

The UK Government and Information Commissioners Office (ICO) have declared that no new legislation will be introduced to cover the growing threat of cybercrime as this is a business owner responsibility to address. More info

what is skimming

What is skimming?

January 26, 201710Business Process and Standards, Cyber Essentials, Cyber Security

As you know we’re passionate about the role that people and processes have to play in the fight against cyber crime… But seriously what is skimming?

This week, we had a stark reminder of just how easy it is to be a “victim.”

One of the team was idly flicking through the police feed on Twitter… obviously working hard… well sort of!

The police tweeted the discovery of skimming device on an ATM in the local area.

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leamington-business-awards

Leamington Business Awards – Ritz Evolves

December 10, 201600Uncategorized

Governance… risk… cyber security… compliance… the words may carry associations of mastery and a certain professional mystique, but they hardly conjure visions of glamour and glitz. But then came the Leamington Business Awards… More info

Cyber security whose responsible?

Who is responsible for Cyber Security?

September 27, 201600Cyber SecurityTags:

So just who is responsible for cyber security? Earlier this week we re-tweeted a great article from the Cyber Skills Centre about who is to blame for the current issues and challenges with cyber security in organisations.

Controversially the author, Stuart Wilkes, suggested that responsibility resides with the IT Director and not the software provider or the Criminal. Reading the article, his argument was logical and well structured. As Business Leaders, the IT Director have the responsibility for ensuring security is included in the design of systems, that they communicate with the Board / their Clients, on trends within the industry, that they are responsible for recommending changes in process and practice in the organisation and so on. More info

Cyber Security

How to improve your cyber security 

September 4, 201600Cyber Security

Cyber security is a serious problem. The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) latest figures show 42 % of members have been a victim of cyber crime in the last 12 months!

Costing an average of £3,000 per business.

Cyber security breaches cost the UK economy £5.26bn per year. And the time taken for an small or medium sized business to recover from a breach is now estimated as being more than 2 days.

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