Navigating the Recruitment Landscape: A Data Protection Imperative 

In the dynamic world of recruitment, data protection has emerged as a cornerstone of ethical and legal considerations. As organizations strive to attract top talent, ensuring compliance with data protection laws has become a strategic imperative. This comprehensive guide is designed to offer invaluable advice and support on key aspects of the recruitment process, from […]

Essential Insights for Data Protection Awareness Day 

As we approach Data Protection Awareness Day on January 28th, it’s crucial to revisit the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), which has been in force for nearly six years!   Time flies when you’re a DPO 😀   As we gear up to celebrate Data Protection Awareness Day,  it’s time to acknowledge that data protection […]

Mother of all Data Breaches!

Cyber security researchers have uncovered what is now considered the largest-ever data leak, exposing over 26 billion personal records. Sensitive information from major platforms like X (Twitter), Dropbox, and LinkedIn has been compromised on an unsecured web instance.  Risk? The leaked dataset poses an extreme risk, serving as a potential catalyst for a range of […]

New Email Marketing Guidelines for Improved Business Communication 

  In February 2024, Google and Yahoo will implement updated email marketing guidelines, reshaping how businesses manage electronic communication. These changes centre on three key aspects:      1. Confirming Email Legitimacy  Email authentication is vital to ensure emails are genuine and not flagged as spam. Tools like DKIM, SPF, and DMARC authenticate emails, guaranteeing […]

Digital Forensic Intelligence

In our last article, Keeping Cyber Simplified, we outlined how your organisation can implement a Cyber Security Framework. As part of the Framework, using forensic intelligence in response to an incident (cyber-attack, hack or data breach) is vital, not only in identifying the perpetrators but also to learn from the event and incorporate new measures […]

Watch out for Business Payment Fraud this Christmas 

The festive period is undeniably a hectic time of year. According to the FCA, many people are concerned about being able to afford Christmas and resort to borrowing money to cover the costs. This also leads to a rise in fraudsters looking to take advantage of people’s desperation.    However, it’s not just parents with young […]

Workplace Monitoring: Balancing Productivity and Privacy 

The landscape of remote work presents a challenge for employers: how to monitor workers while respecting their rights and maintaining a balance between productivity and privacy. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has stepped in with crucial guidance, aiming to help employers navigate through what could become an area of complexity.   Survey Findings  A survey conducted […]

Keeping Cyber Simplified.

The exponential rise in cyber-attacks, ransomware reports and data breaches has given organisations of all sizes an increased focus on securing personal and company data.  Cyber-crime and attacks are becoming increasingly more sophisticated and stealthier, targeting people, organisations, supply chains, data networks and company devices.  Threat actors (criminals) are continuously looking for vulnerable targets that [...]

Industry Insights – Added Protection for Our Clients

Industry Insights, character and regulatory references complement and add value to quantitative data and information with respect to individuals, entities and markets. Industry Insights are a crucial part of Due Diligence research and provides clients with deepened understanding and valuable context in respect of people’s characters, entity workings and events/circumstances. It is especially valuable when […]

The Indicators of Fraud and How to Spot them.  

The scale and impact of fraud is vast. It is estimated that organisations can lose between 2% and 5% of their expenditure as a result of fraud. The loss of money can result in reputational damage for a company at best. At worst, it can result in the loss of investment opportunities, loss of employment, […]