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WINTER IS COMING

Many of us will have noticed a change in the weather in recent weeks so now is the time to dig out those Stark reminders of the hazards this can pose to drivers and the action you can take to be prepared. (I promise “Snow” more subtle references to the unluckiest noble family in Westeros)…. Read More

EMPLOYERS RIGHT TO MONITOR EMPLOYEE’S USE OF THE INTERNET

Is the right to respect for private life and correspondence breached if employers monitor employees’ personal communications at work? This was the question facing the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in a recent case brought by a Romanian employee following his dismissal. The ECHR ruled that subject to reasonableness and proportionality that employers have… Read More

DRIVING LICENCES – HAS YOUR BUSINESS ADAPTED TO THE CHANGE?

From the 8 June 2015, the paper counterpart to the photo card driving licence was abolished and is no longer issued by DVLA. Since 8 June 2015 new penalty points (endorsements) are recorded electronically, and won’t be printed or written on either photo card licences or paper driving licences. This means neither the photo card… Read More

Key Observations in the Information Security Breaches Survey Report 2015

The UK Government has released their report based on this year’s Information Security Breaches Survey. The report, prepared by PWC on behalf of the Department for Business Innovation and Skills, details the findings of a survey of UK companies on information breaches, cyber security incidents and emerging trends. Here are our key observations from the… Read More

What Is Cyber Crime Insurance & Why Do I Need It?

If you ever thought “cyber crime” was just something large corporations had to worry about – think again. Between 2012 and 2013, 87% of small businesses are reported to have had some form of “data breach”, whether from their own systems or through a third party service used in the course of their business (Department… Read More

Shock Bills For Stolen Phones – Who pays if it is a company mobile?

There has been a lot in the press recently about delays in reporting lost or stolen phones leading to the phone’s owner receiving bills for use of the phone before the network is informed. Sometimes these bills can run into hundreds or even thousands of pounds. Not surprisingly someone coming into possession of a stolen… Read More

Examples of Everyday Cyber Threats & Data Losses Affecting UK Businesses

Whilst the news channels and other media are seemingly reporting details of new cyber threats on a weekly basis, many of the companies highlighted appear worlds apart from most businesses. The reality is it is the small to mid-sized companies without the huge IT resources that are in the majority of those coming under threat… Read More