If you don’t think regulation complaint data handling is important right now, just ask Mark Zuckerberg what he thinks.

If you don’t think regulation complaint data handling is important right now, just ask Mark Zuckerberg what he thinks.

As Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook are finding out right now, how you handle individual personal data is becoming a very hot topic. Zuckerberg has just been forced to apologise for the way in which a third party, Cambridge Analytics, has misused sensitive personal data about the lifestyle choices and political views of Facebook users.

An estimated $30bn has been wiped off the share value of Facebook in just a few days, for something that they did not even do themselves, but which they allowed others to do through harvesting information from their platform.

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Defending your organisation from phishing attacks

Defending your organisation from phishing attacks

If you are a CTO charged with maintaining the security of your organisation’s network, you will already be well aware of phishing attacks. Phishing represents a huge threat to the online security of individuals and organisations alike. In fact research suggests that 95% of all successful cyber-attacks start with phishing.

Given the scale of the threat, combating phishing attacks is one of the priorities of the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre, and they have just published new guidance for organisations on how to protect your organisation against email phishing threats. The guidance is aimed at organisations of all sizes, in all sectors and has been produced in collaboration with CPNI, government, academia and industry.

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Transputec shortlisted for Specialist Technology Company of the Year in the Business Continuity Awards 2018

Transputec shortlisted for Specialist Technology Company of the Year in the Business Continuity Awards 2018

Innovative IT Services and Solutions company Transputec, based in West London, has been shortlisted for the first time in the CIR Business Continuity Awards 2018, in the category of Specialist Technology Company of the Year.

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More trophies than Tottenham (so far)

More trophies than Tottenham (so far)

On the same night that our local football heroes, Tottenham Hotspur, crashed out of the Champions League at Wembley, Transputec won yet another trophy in the in the equally prestigious PCR Awards 2018.

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Press for Progress: Why I’m celebrating International Women’s Day

Press for Progress: Why I’m celebrating International Women’s Day

Once a week, I consider the irony of my situation. Every Saturday morning, I teach IT and digital skills to a group of girls and young women via Skype. During the course of the two-hour lesson, I sometimes find myself hoping that I’ve inspired them with my teaching as much as they inspire me with their drive and determination to change their circumstances.

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Hotel guests could be at risk of losing more than a good night’s sleep

Hotel guests could be at risk of losing more than a good night’s sleep

In a sector where reputation is everything, hotel IT directors face a constant battle to keep guests and their assets safe. In 2015 the hospitality sector was named one of the top three industries most frequently targeted by cybercrime according to the Trustwave Global Security report.

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