Here at Risk Evolves, we regularly deliver briefings and updates on all things related to data privacy and data protection, and we often signpost to other services. Over the years, we’ve amassed a long list of trusted sources of up to date information, tools and training materials, the vast majority of which is free ! So, if you can’t get along to one of the events where we’re speaking, then have a look at the list below or give us as call and we’ll see what we can do to help you.
Remember, data privacy and protection doesn’t need to be expensive !
Risk Evolves Services
- Phishing Protection (our prices for this start from as little as 7p per user per day !)
- Cyber Essentials
We regularly put content out on Twitter and LinkedIn as well which details current trends, threats and so on.
Action Fraud – some free tools and the first point of contact should something go wrong.
Take5 to stop Fraud – some free training material and great advice to pass onto staff
National Cyber Security Centre – a wealth of information including the boardroom toolkit and ‘exercise in a box’.
Cyber Essentials and details of the Certification Body that we use who offer free cyber insurance :
Details of a new scheme run in conjunction with the Police and British Standards. Annual cost of £50 to be registered on a database of companies that have achieved a level of digital resilience.
If you’re a retailer, then there is advice and guidance from the British Retail Consortium (BRC) as well :
Information Commissioner (ICO)
The Information Commissioner obviously has an interest in data protection issues, details of their website and free resources as well :
- https://ico.org.uk/media/for-organisations/documents/1575/it_security_practical_guide.pdf (note the recommendation to adopt Cyber Essentials on page 5 !)
Free Technical tools
These are tools that have been developed by a variety of sources and are completely free to use.
- https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/blog-post/logging-made-easy – needs some technical knowledge to use
- https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/quad9-and-dmarc-free-cybercrime-protection we’ve implemented both these services ourselves
Other information and education :
- https://www.met.police.uk/littlemedia (includes some great videos as well)
How to check if your email has been compromised in the past :
Password strength checker (NEVER enter your own password on this site, but use for training):
Air Ambulance for free and safe hardware destruction. (Ask for a copy of their CESG certificate and confirmation of assets destroyed)
Metropolitan Police for The Little Book of Cyber Scams
Tips for Small Businesses from the National Cyber Security Centre
Finally, guidelines on how to define privacy settings in applications such as Facebook etc. This guidance was put together for the National Police Chiefs Council :
We’ll do our best to keep this list up to date, but if you see something wrong, or would like us to add something new, then please send any comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last updated – July 2019