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CEO fraud Security 

CEO Fraud

What is CEO Fraud? CEO Fraud is a type of phishing in which the attackers impersonate the boss of a company and trick employees into wiring funds to them. CEO Fraud is usually achieved through one of these common four scenarios: 1- Someone impersonates the boss asking an employee to make a monetary transfer into a fraudster’s account. 2- Someone impersonates the IT services department of a bank saying they want to make a test transfer. 3- Someone claims to be a supplier that has changed their bank account details…

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Phishing Email Security 

Phishing Emails

What is a phishing email? A phishing email is an attempt to obtain sensitive and personal information from the email’s recipients, such as passwords and credit card details, or to deceive them into sending money to a fake bank account under false pretences. This is how it happens: You receive an email from what appears to be a familiar or trustworthy source like a known organisation in your area or a colleague asking you to make an action either by clicking a link, visiting a website, filling in your personal…

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GDPR business Business Continuity 

GDPR – Part 3: Preparing your business for the GDPR

What does my business needs to do to prepare for GDPR? Many of the GDPR’s main concepts and principles are much the same as those in the current Data Protection Act (DPA).  If you are currently complying with the DPA then most of your approach to compliance will remain valid under the GDPR, however, there are new elements and significant enhancements, so you will have to make various changes and do some things differently. The recommendations below will help you comply as they are provided by the Information Commissioner’s Office…

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GDPR the right of individuals Business Continuity 

GDPR – Part 2: The Rights of the Individual Explained

What is Personal Data? The GDPR applies to personal data of individuals residing in the EU or EU nationals working outside the EU. This is any information that can directly or indirectly identify an actual person, and can be in any format. In addition, the Regulation places much stronger controls on the processing of special categories of personal data. Personal Data Special categories of Personal Data Name Address Email address Photo IP address Location data Online behaviour (cookies) Profiling and analytics data Race Religion Political opinions Trade union membership Sexual…

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GDPR basics Business Continuity 

GDPR – Part 1: The Basics of GDPR

What is GDRP? The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) replaces the current Data Protection Act (DPA) and extends the data rights of individuals. The new regulation will be enforced from 25th May 2018. Therefore, businesses should develop the required policies and procedures to protect personal data, and adopt appropriate technical and organisational measures by this date. GDPR applies to data processing carried out by organisations operating within the EU. It also applies to organisations outside the EU that offer goods or services to individuals in the EU. GDPR applies to…

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