Email and GDPR: can you check your employees’ emails?

2020-01-14T09:44:33+00:00January 14th, 2020|Categories: Compliance, IT Support|Tags: , , , , |

Email and GDPR: can you check your employees’ emails? End users (in this case employees) and IT departments often see corporate email as being one of their major professional challenges, albeit for very different reasons. To end-users, the volume of email processed each and every day is often a time sink that can gobble away at their productivity, whereas to IT [...]

Facebook’s use of phone numbers rings alarm bells

2020-01-14T09:16:39+00:00January 14th, 2020|Categories: IT Security, Technology Trends|Tags: , , , , |

Facebook's use of phone numbers rings alarm bells As companies increasingly try to persuade their customers to use two-factor authentication for added security when they log into their accounts, some people are anxious about providing their phone number in case it is misused or divulged to the wrong people. Facebook, when it launched [...]

Google+ has a data breach that could lead to its downfall

2020-01-02T15:52:53+00:00January 2nd, 2020|Categories: Cloud Services|Tags: , , , , |

Google+ has a data breach that could lead to its downfall Contrary to popular belief, not everything Google touches turns to gold, Google+, for example, has long struggled – outside of a very niche audience – and it’s an open question as to why Google has kept the service alive for so long, [...]

Alert over lack of cybersecurity experts as threat of attack increases

2019-11-14T16:54:59+00:00November 14th, 2019|Categories: Compliance, IT Security|Tags: , , , |

Alert over lack of cybersecurity experts as threat of attack increases Barely had the internet started to tiptoe into public consciousness, when cyberattacks became a feature of Hollywood blockbuster films.  Now that it has become a core part of everyday life, cyberattacks have stepped out of cinemas and into the real world, and truth [...]

The ICO and the impact of GDPR

2019-03-19T15:25:02+00:00March 18th, 2019|Categories: Compliance, IT Security|Tags: , , , , , |

The ICO and the impact of GDPR The end of November 2018 marks the 6-month anniversary of GDPR and, while 6 months is a fairly short period of time, it is enough to start to get an idea of what sort of impact GDPR is having and how the ICO is managing it. Here [...]

Direct mail vs email marketing for SMEs

2019-02-13T12:33:59+00:00February 13th, 2019|Categories: Technology Trends|Tags: , , , , |

Direct mail vs email marketing for SMEs Every time a new invention comes along, someone invariably predicts the demise of the old one. Sometimes they are right, for example, you don't tend to see many VHS recorders these days, but sometimes they are very wrong and either the new invention flops (Minidiscs, anyone?) [...]

The role of the CISO and the challenges it brings

2019-02-13T12:19:12+00:00February 13th, 2019|Categories: Compliance, IT Support|Tags: , , , , |

The role of the CISO and the challenges it brings If there was ever any doubt that the role of Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) was an important one then these questions should have been resolved over recent months. A combination of data-related scandals and the introduction of GDPR should hopefully have convinced [...]

Do you know who’s been reading your email?

2018-08-03T14:51:44+00:00August 3rd, 2018|Categories: IT Security|Tags: , , , , , , |

Do you know who’s been reading your email? Recently, the Wall Street Journal ran an article about the fact that third-party app developers could gain access to your Gmail without you necessarily understanding the fact that you had authorised them to do so. The article was picked up by other news sources and [...]

Direct marketing and GDPR

2018-08-01T11:41:04+00:00August 1st, 2018|Categories: Compliance|Tags: , , , , |

Direct marketing and GDPR Despite GDPR having been a reality for about a month now, there are probably a number of businesses, particularly small ones, that are still getting to grips with what GDPR means in practice, especially with regard to direct marketing, so here is a brief guide to what you need [...]

An important update to WordPress: GDPR and privacy

2018-07-03T15:37:20+00:00June 20th, 2018|Categories: Compliance|Tags: , , , , |

An important update to WordPress: GDPR and privacy The latest WordPress release (4.9.6) is described as a privacy and maintenance release. Looking at the details of the release, the emphasis is clearly on the privacy and, basically, getting ready for GDPR. Here is a summary of the changes and what they mean: [...]

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