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ISO 50001: What you need to know about energy management systems

All organisations are looking to gain a competitive advantage. One way of doing this is to use resources more efficiently; after all, less consumption equals lower costs and higher profits.   Of course, responsible energy consumption has proven easier said than done over the years, even with growing public and government interest in pollution.  The fact is organisations need electricity and, in … [Read more...]

Protect your organisation by building a security-minded culture

Human behaviour is complex and inconsistent, making it a rich hunting ground for would-be criminal hackers and a significant risk to the security of your organisation.  In Build a Security Culture, security consultant and trainer Kai Roer discusses the human and cultural factors in organisational security, and explains how to ensure your organisation is set up to manage and deter malicious … [Read more...]

IT Governance Europe exhibiting at TechConnect Live 2019

IT Governance Europe will be exhibiting at this year’s TechConnect Live in Dublin on 30 May 2019.   Attendees are invited to visit us at stand F18, where we will be presenting a wide range of GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), IT GRC (governance, risk and compliance), and cyber and technical products and services. Our team will be on hand to … [Read more...]

IT Governance to discuss GDPR compliance and information security at The Security Show

Alice Turley, a data privacy consultant at IT Governance, will be speaking at The Security Show, on Thursday, 14 March.  Alice is a qualified data protection, compliance and insurance professional with experience in providing expert and solution-based advice to businesses within the insurance, advertising and education … [Read more...]

Get #BreachReady before you get burnt!

Just because everyone else is on holiday, doesn’t mean cyber attackers are. Protect yourself from the financial penalties and losses associated with data breaches with our fixed-price, tailored services. What’s more, when reporting the breach you’ll need to explain how it could have been avoided – a sticky situation you won’t relish. You can’t prevent a cyber attack from the beach, so get ready … [Read more...]

1 in 8 cyber attacks successful in Denmark

A recent survey by the Danish Society of Engineers’ IT subsidiary, IDA-it, concluded that two thirds of businesses had experienced a cyber attack, and that up to one in eight cyber attacks carried out against Danish organisations are successful. IDA-it surveyed people working in IT or personal data related roles in the public and private sector. Kåre Løvgren, IDA-it’s chairperson, said that … [Read more...]

The GDPR: What you need to know about DPIAs

Article 35 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) introduces the concept of data protection impact assessments (DPIAs). DPIAs help organisations identify and minimise privacy risks in data processing activities. They are essential if you process any high-risk data, but they are also relevant when you are introducing a new data collection process, system or technology. An effective … [Read more...]

Are your employees aware of their PCI DSS obligations?

If your organisation collects cardholder data, you need to comply with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). The Standard was designed to help organisations manage card payments securely, and is regulated by major card brands (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, JCB and Discover). Failure to comply with the PCI DSS will lead to disciplinary action and reputational damage, but … [Read more...]

4 reasons your organisation should conduct regular penetration tests

“No one would want to steal my information.” People often say this to us, but they’re wrong. Every organisation has something worth stealing, whether it’s personal information, payment card data, medical records or intellectual property. Cyber criminals know this and usually cast a broad net with their attacks, looking to exploit any weakness. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are … [Read more...]

Netflix users targeted by another email scam

Netflix users have once again been targeted by another sophisticated email scam. The new phishing scam targets users in an attempt to harvest their credit card details. Australian cyber security company MailGuard first spotted the email, which reads: “We attempted to authorise the Amex card you have on file but were unable to do so.” The email then users to updates their details via a web … [Read more...]