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6 Hospitality Businesses Who Faced Data Breach Fines

Contrary to popular belief, the hospitality industry is an excellent target of cybercrime because of the sheer amount of personal and sensitive data held. Every day, hotels, hostels, and restaurant chains handle credit cards, emails, contact preferences, home addresses, and other sensitive data from millions of customers, and hackers want to get their hands on

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How Much Does Azure Information Protection Cost?

With increasing cyber security threats as well as GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) having taken effect from 25 May 2018, businesses need to protect their sensitive data. One of the ways we recommend to our clients is by using Microsoft’s Azure Information Protection (AIP) as a way of protecting and automatically encrypting sensitive information. But,

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How to Hold an Azure Information Protection Staff Training

In light of the latest data security climate, where a risk of a breach is higher than ever, it is of utmost importance to keep valuable data safe. Microsoft’s Azure Information Protection (AIP) helps in achieving this goal and it’s the solution we recommend. Particularly when you consider that the UK average cost of a

How Azure Information Protection Can Be Used in GDPR Email Compliance

Today, businesses make data-driven decisions in order to have a competitive edge. If your business deals with personal data from customers, it is required to be compliant with EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements – this means disclosing how it handles data and ensuring that data remains safe. Everything You Need To Know About

Why You Need a Managed Service Provider in Hospitality

With most industries actively embracing digitalisation, the need for having IT staff is more prevalent than ever before. Still, not everyone has the required means or knowledge to set up and manage their IT infrastructure in-house, or enough time to research the best options for their specific needs to keep up with innovation. The hospitality

The Different Tactics Hackers Use to Gain Access to Your Computer

We’d all like to think that hackers are spending weeks on end planning their every move to attack a business but the truth of it is nowhere near as exciting. Although this could happen to a big target, for most people it’s a lot more boring and they get ‘accidentally’ caught in the net as

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How “At Risk” Small Businesses REALLY Are to Cyber Attacks

Running a small business comes with a very specific set of challenges, like having limited resources, and often cyber security falls to the bottom of the list. But, the cost of a data breach, no matter the size of your organisation can be huge and the bad PR or image alone could be crippling as

Are Recruiters Liable for Data Breaches When Sending CVs Via Email?

The ongoing joke of the moment is the amount of unsolicited emails you’re receiving as a result of GDPR, “consent” and the regulations that became effective as of 25th May 2018. But, the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a piece of EU legislation that has thrown forward infinite questions about specific processes, particularly

Are Invoicing Companies Leaving Small Businesses Vulnerable?

For the last 2 years, my main focus as a cyber security consultant was/is getting companies, mostly big companies, ready for GDPR. Maybe GDPR is a buzzword for some, but the logic behind it is great for both privacy and proper data security. The privacy part is somewhat challenging because the definition of PII (personally identifiable