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It is easy now to look back and see some of the “big areas” that have been brought to the attention of firms in recent years. Many firms can probably now tick off all (or at least a large proportion of the following big areas) that sprin...

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My blog posting  Emailing of tax returns, payslips etc – are we breaking the law?” http://www.ion.icaew.com/itcounts/26846 seemed to strike a chord with many out there – nearly 4800 have visited the blog posting. A few ...

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Data at risk....

by Kevin Salter on 26.07.2013 07:55

Recent blog postings have raised awareness of potential issues with data security. Here we consider just a few of the things we do or use regularly where we could so easily fall foul of the various provisions and some general notes on ways to avoid ...

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Storage in the cloud

by Kevin Salter on 24.05.2013 20:42

Whilst discussing an IT policy recently, one of the clauses that gave rise to much discussion was that no private data should be held on computers in the business.

What was wrong with having personal files, pictures etc. stored on their own PC, or...

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Are you sending tax returns via email? How about payslips… or accounts?  Do any of these documents have passwords? Are any of them encrypted? Perhaps you are using Dropbox or similar?

Are you complying with best practice....?
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They should know better

by Rob Watson on 28.03.2013 10:55
Those of us who lose sleep about whether our systems are sufficiently secure can all feel a little smug relieved that even the guys who look after our national security can get it wrong. Really wrong.

The GCHQ careers website stores passwords in ...
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The US Department of Defence (DoD) has announced that it is going to trial a phased implementation plan that promotes the development and use of mobile, non-tactical applications within the DoD enterprise.  The implementation plan can be found ...
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Good News from Google

by George Quigley on 22.02.2013 10:41

Given all of the bad news on security related incidents, it is refreshing to see some positive news for a change.  Google announced recently that it had reduced account takeovers by 99.7% recently following the implementation of tighter securit...

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On Tuesday, 19 February, it was revealed that Apple has suffered a security breach of its systems, which allowed hackers to install malicious software on employee Macs. The previous Friday, Facebook admitted a similar breach had occurred on their sy...
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Going rate for personal data?

by Rob Watson on 25.01.2013 10:20
What are your personal details worth? I'm sure most of us would like to think they are priceless, but we have all seen reports of people who ware happy to give away their personal information to a stranger doing as survey for for the price of a cup ...