How to combat industrial espionage

How to combat industrial espionage

Consider this scenario for a moment. An employee in your company has just downloaded a spreadsheet with all of your CRM data on it. It contains not only names, job titles, contact numbers and e-mails for all of your customers, but also notes on the size of their procurement budget, their purchasing pressure points and the expiry dates of your contracts with them.

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Crises Control and ThreatSpike are finalists in Risk Management Awards 2017

Crises Control and ThreatSpike are finalists in Risk Management Awards 2017

I am delighted to announce that leading business disruption incident management tool, Crises Control, and cutting edge behavioural monitoring tool, ThreatSpike, have been jointly shortlisted for the prestigious CIR Risk Management Awards 2017, in the Cyber Security Product/Partnership of the Year.

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Five reasons why an outsourced IT service desk is a hot ticket right now

Five reasons why an outsourced IT service desk is a hot ticket right now

The overall spend on IT outsourcing has risen strongly this year, already up 12% in 2017 compared to 11% in 2016, according to the latest IT Spending and Staffing Benchmarks study by Computer Economics. The largest percentage of this outsourcing budget spend is being pumped into two key areas - service desk and web operations, due to a growing awareness of the economies of scale that service providers can make in these areas.

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On top of GDPR we now have NIS to worry about

On top of GDPR we now have NIS to worry about

As if the requirements and enforcement of the GDPR were not enough, the EU has also come up with another information security regulation, the Network and Information Systems (NIS) directive which becomes law across the EU next May, at the same time as the GDPR.

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Flexible resourcing: The right people on hand at the right time

Flexible resourcing: The right people on hand at the right time

An agile and nimble IT department is crucial in today’s business environment. Whether you’re an SME or large enterprise, it’s fair to say that the IT department is no longer viewed as a cost to your business but as a key strategic enabler. IT professionals have rightly been thrust into the centre of business strategy – so having the right mix of staff is vital. The success or failure of new business innovations or dealing with sudden increases in demand or dips in capacity is now largely dependent on successful IT delivery.

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Don’t let your employees play a game of hide and seek with your IT security

Don’t let your employees play a game of hide and seek with your IT security

Research recently published by Kapersky Lab has just confirmed what I have been saying for some time, that employees are now the weakest link in the corporate security perimeter. The report, the IT Security Risks Survey 2017, reveals that not only are employees one of the most likely causes of a cyber incident, but that they are also likely to be hiding incidents from their employers.

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