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: [...]

Do you need to resubscribe your email list members to comply with GDPR?

2018-06-14T17:18:54+00:00June 14th, 2018|Categories: Compliance|Tags: , , , |

Do you need to resubscribe your email list members to comply with GDPR? Chances are, your email inbox has been full of companies you have long since forgotten about, pleading with you to resubscribe to their email list in advance of the introduction of GDPR later this month. And while, as a consumer, this [...]

Cyber security innovation is overdue. What’s on the cards?

2018-06-08T10:06:50+00:00June 8th, 2018|Categories: IT Security|Tags: , , , , |

Cybersecurity innovation is overdue. What’s on the cards? It’s not like the IT industry hasn’t tried, particularly the payment industry. Think back over the last 40 years or so (since IT began to go truly mainstream) and it’s easy to see that the IT industry, as a whole, has put a lot of effort [...]

Cybersecurity spring cleaning you should do

2018-06-07T14:01:39+00:00June 7th, 2018|Categories: IT Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Cybersecurity spring cleaning you should do Even though it really doesn’t look like it right now, it is, technically at least, spring. As everyone knows, then, that means it’s time for some annual deep cleaning. It’s good practice to extend your spring cleaning to your digital devices and, this year, there’s an extra [...]

Do you need a regular cybersecurity audit?

2018-05-02T10:51:45+00:00May 2nd, 2018|Categories: IT Security|Tags: , , , , |

Do you need a regular cybersecurity audit? Another week, another security breach, or at least that’s how it can seem sometimes. So far this week, we’ve had Hudson’s Bay, Panera and Under Armour all reporting data thefts. They are not the first companies to do so this year and while it would be nice [...]

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