Digital

What can you do with someone else’s personal data?

Almost every other week I am sent a new phishing email in an effort to obtain my personal data. It seems cyber criminals think the current pandemic provides another opportunity to scam us. It's a very common problem and one that we all need to guard against. One of the key pointers to the message… Continue reading What can you do with someone else’s personal data?

Civil Society, Digital

Ensuring robust data security is more than good practice, it also keeps you legal

So your organisation is the victim of a crime, yet you end up paying a six figure fine of your own. Implausible? Not quite, for that is precisely what happened to a charity when thieves stole personal data from its network.  Back in 2016, hackers used ransomeware against the Swindon-based British and Foreign Bible Society… Continue reading Ensuring robust data security is more than good practice, it also keeps you legal