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Do You Have Permission to Use That Data?

20.4.2017 by Alice Cullen

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been a hot topic for businesses throughout the UK, Europe and beyond over the last year. The legislation seeks to give citizens greater control over their information and protect personal data. It also introduces a number of new responsibilities for both data controllers and data processors. In the third of our series of GDPR blogs we take a look at one of the biggies; consent. To put it simply, your business may need to make quite a few alterations to your everyday processes and practices to ensure you’re compliant with the Regulation ahead…

Who Wants A Cookie?

17.4.2017 by Guest

With the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), cookie banners and pop-ups might all but disappear, and you’ll be in greater control of the cookies created by your browsing habits. As a user of the internet (it’s safe to assume…

One Good Reason to Get Your Cybersecurity in Order

10.4.2017 by Alice Cullen

A data breach is amongst the worst things to befall a 21st century business. The consequences of a cyber-attack include significant loss of customers, irreparable reputational damage and, soon, significant fines under the GDPR. And that’s just scratching the surface.…

The GDPR – Let’s Refresh

6.4.2017 by Alice Cullen

In April 2016 the European Union (EU) released its finalised document for its new data protection legislation, the General Data Protection Regulation; which is often fondly referred to as the GDPR. Organisations were given just over two years (24 months…

IT Storage and Security: The Future Forecast

4.4.2017 by Alice Cullen

You probably remember an influx of cyber-attack reports circulating the media last year (well frankly, they dominated the headlines). Over two billion records were stolen in 2016, and as we progress further into 2017 the question is: have we emerged…

The Top Take-Away Lessons from Unlocked Manchester

29.3.2017 by Alice Cullen

Yesterday hundreds of cyber-enthusiasts and business leaders descended on UKFast Campus to unlock the mystery of protecting your business online. The conference showcased the top experts in cybersecurity and business, with speakers including cyber analyst Graham Cluley, Lloyds Banking Group’s…

Ahead in the Clouds

17.3.2017 by Penny Piper

We headed down to London this week and were greeted with warm, sunny skies and not a cloud in sight. That much can be said for outdoors at least, but it was a completely different story in the ExCel as…

What is the Digital Strategy?

14.3.2017 by Penny Piper

Over the past year, the government has thrown UK businesses a fair few curveballs; with Brexit, the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and the Investigatory Powers Act causing changes in operations both short and long term. After we welcomed Minister for…

Layering It Safe

2.3.2017 by Penny Piper

DDoS attacks have had a huge impact on digital industries ever since they became one of the web’s biggest threats. They’re progressively growing bigger, reaching further and generally getting worse, and we’ve been working hard to develop our infrastructure to…

What Does the Future Hold for the Internet of Things?

1.3.2017 by Penny Piper

The Internet of Things (IoT) is playing an ever-increasing role in our daily lives; you can unlock your front door with your phone, change TV channels at home from your office desk and watch live as your family gets annoyed…