Data Protection

The post GDPR cybersecurity landscape

2018-08-13T15:38:46+00:00 August 13th, 2018|Data Protection|

Is there less spam in your inbox? For many businesses, the GDPR implementation on May 25th 2018, signalled the start of a new era. Eagerly racing to grasp the scale of changes needed, most understood the GDPR as a rather nebulous concept we could term ‘data courtesy’. Jumping into this brave, new world, where data [...]

Facebook’s fall from grace with ICO fine

2018-07-30T13:57:09+00:00 July 30th, 2018|Data Protection|

The UK’s data protection watchdog finally bared its teeth when it found Facebook had breached data protection laws and imposed a £500,000 fine. Investigating since February 2017, after an article expose in the Observer, the Information Commissioner’s Office has heard an entire rollercoaster of revelations concerning the misuse of user data by ‘data  broker for [...]

How blockchain technology can help defend your business

2018-08-31T14:56:33+00:00 June 26th, 2018|Data Protection|

Blockchain has been around since 2009, but its development has created the backbone for a new type of internet. The new use for this original BitCoin concept is taking the digital world by storm; so how can blockchain technology help defend your business? Blockchain creates continuity in the digital world, it’s a digital ledger in [...]

How ISO 27001 Can Help Your Organisation Meet GDPR Requirements

2018-03-22T15:40:52+00:00 December 6th, 2017|Data Protection, Uncategorized|

One of the challenges of GDPR (the General Data Protection Regulation that comes into force in May 2018) is that organisations are left to interpret how GDPR impacts on their business and how best to comply. Many of the articles in GDPR are sufficiently vague and currently there is no standard or framework that can [...]

GDPR: What’s All The Fuss About?

2018-03-22T15:40:52+00:00 November 1st, 2017|Conference, Data Protection|

Burning Tree’s recent Breakfast Briefing “GDPR: What’s All The Fuss About?” was well attended by representatives from businesses keen to learn what they have to do to be compliant. Presentations from Burning Tree, Fimatix, Privacera, Beta Systems and Fujitsu showed delegates that compliance with General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) by 25th May 2018 is relatively [...]

Get GDPR Ready – What You Need To Know

2018-03-22T15:40:53+00:00 September 15th, 2017|Data Protection|

With less than 8 months to go, few CEOs and their CIOs can have failed to have heard of GDPR. However, we are still receiving calls from businesses that have yet to implement any measures to comply with the 25th May 2018 deadline. While GDPR is about protecting personal data – our employees, our customers, [...]

Threat Modelling

2018-03-22T15:40:53+00:00 August 18th, 2017|Data Protection|

Understanding The Business Impact Of A Successful Attack The overwhelming number of potential threats to your organization from cyber criminals, hackers and insider actors, is a challenge for even the most experienced IT Security Professionals. Monitoring the threat landscape is becoming unmanageable, sapping budgets and using up resources on threats that may never materialize. However, [...]

GDPR – Are you thinking “What’s All The Fuss About?”

2018-03-22T15:40:54+00:00 August 8th, 2017|Data Protection|

We are all increasingly concerned about how our personal data is used and what measures are in place to protect it from falling into the wrong hands. As seen extensively in the media the EU has new legislation coming into force on 25th May 2018 called the General Data Protection Regulation, commonly known as GDPR. [...]

How To Reduce Breach Detection Times

2018-03-22T15:40:54+00:00 June 30th, 2017|Data Protection|

The Invisible Enemy? By Peter Boyle, CTO, Burning Tree Two weeks before WannaCry crippled the NHS, halted car production in Japan, and disrupted rail systems in Germany; IDT had been attacked with a degree of sophistication not seen before. Golan Ben-Oni, Global CIO for IDT – recently featured in a very thought-provoking article in the [...]

How to Automate Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) to Reduce Costs

2018-03-22T15:40:55+00:00 December 13th, 2016|Data Protection|

IT Governance, Risk Management discipline, Information Security Policy and legal compliance requirements all place a burden on companies to ensure their governance, risk and compliance (GRC) policies protect customers, staff and stakeholders. Reducing risks whilst keeping costs low is becoming a key challenge for businesses, especially when the number of cyber-attacks keeps rising. Small businesses, [...]

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