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7 tips to help you implement a GDPR staff awareness training programme

Staff awareness training is an essential component of the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), but do you know how it works in practice? Here are seven things you can do to make your awareness programme a success. Consider your requirements There isn’t a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach for staff awareness training. Every organisation needs to tailor its programme according to several … [Read more...]

Two ways data breach victims can claim compensation

  When the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) took effect, so much attention was paid to organisations’ compliance burdens that most people overlooked one of its main intentions, which was to give individuals more control over the way their information is used. Regulators understood that when data breaches occur, the biggest victims are often the people who that data belongs to. Sure, … [Read more...]

3 types of employees that cause data breaches

  The most overlooked part of cyber security is internal defences. Organisations pump resources into technologies that prevent criminals accessing their systems, but allow their employees to access them with only minimal safeguards. This leaves organisations vulnerable to a variety of insider threats. Here are three of the most common.   Remote workers Remote workers are a part of … [Read more...]

A checklist for responding to and reporting data breaches

There is a lot you need to do after you discover a data breach, so it’s a good idea to keep a checklist. This will help you keep track of your progress during a hectic few days and ensure that you’ve done everything necessary to comply with the EU GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). We recommend using a list such as this: Find out what types of data are affected Find out how many records … [Read more...]

Chat app Knuddels fined €20,000 for GDPR breach

  The privacy risks that come with online dating have again made headlines, with German chat service Knuddels being handed a €20,000 fine for breaching its customers’ data. Users of apps like these sign up to flirt with people, but can easily find themselves flirting with disaster instead. They willingly hand over huge swathes of personal data to organisations that don’t have robust security … [Read more...]

5 tips to keep your data safe and secure

There is no escaping the threat of cyber security incidents. Organisations are being warned about data breaches in the media, regulators are demanding improved information security and the public is getting more vocal when organisations make mistakes. You may well think that staying secure and pacifying all these groups is an expensive and seemingly impossible task. However, some of the most … [Read more...]

Growing demand for cyber security talent – kick-start your career today!

Cyber security is becoming a critical part of any large organisation’s infrastructure and the demand for talent in this field in Ireland is at an all-time high. It is predicted that by 2021 there will be 3.5 million unfilled cyber security positions worldwide.  Upcoming ISO 27001 classroom training courses in Ireland  ISO27001 Certified ISMS Foundation Training Course  Developed by ISO 27001 … [Read more...]

Swedish Data Inspectorate completes first GDPR Reviews

400 organisations and public authorities have been audited by the Swedish Data Inspectorate in its first review, to ascertain whether a DPO (data protection officer) has been appointed where required. The review showed deficiencies in nearly 25% of the organisations and authorities selected. Under the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), all public authorities and certain organisations are … [Read more...]

There has never been a better time to consider a career in cyber security

Cyber security is becoming a critical part of any large organisation’s infrastructure and the demand for talent in this field in Ireland is at an all-time high. It is predicted that by 2021 there will be 3.5 million unfilled cyber security positions worldwide. So, if you are thinking about your next career move, there’s never been a better time to consider a career in cyber security.   Cyber … [Read more...]

So you’ve suffered a data breach? What to do next

It’s an announcement no information security specialist wants to make: the organisation has suffered a data breach. The breach is bad enough, but now everyone in the office is panicking. Some will grumble about how they’re going to miss deadlines, others will frantically wonder whether they’re responsible for the breach and a few will probably blame the InfoSec professional for not doing their job … [Read more...]