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How to Send Encrypted Emails Without Installing Anything

If you want to protect the personal data that you send and reduce the risk of a breach, you’ll want to encrypt your emails or use an email encryption service! Why would you want to send encrypted emails?  You may think that encrypted emails don’t apply to you or they are a bit too “techy”

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

Data Breaches Aren’t Just Your Users’ Fault (Infographic)

As IT guys, it’s very easy to blame users for data breaches but it’s not always just their fault. Sure, they need to update their passwords, stop giving things out and clicking on the suspicious email links. But, the buck stops with you as their IT professional. We thought these statistics from the IS Decisions’

Industries Prone to Email GDPR Breaches

Although emails are not specifically referenced within the clauses of the GDPR, the legislation does cover all data contained within emails and attachments. Anyone handling personal information related to citizens of the EU is bound by GDPR, and must make preparations to ensure that they are compliant from the date of adoption, if not sooner.

Why Your Emails Need to Be Compliant Under GDPR

Although emails are not specifically referenced in the GDPR, all data contained within them does come under its jurisdiction. To avoid the risk of a breach, as well as to conform to these regulations, it’s important to stay protected.  In this article, we’ll introduce you to points you should consider when sending GDPR compliant emails.

The True Cost of a Data Breach to Your Business

GDPR has placed renewed focus on the issue of information security, and the potential impact of a data breach on involved organisations. Obviously, a data breach can have substantial financial consequences. Depending on the severity of the GDPR infringement, administrative fines can reach up to €20 million, or 4% of annual global turnover, whichever is higher.

5 Ways Your Emails Could Breach GDPR

There’s a lot of confusion in the air currently for small businesses surrounding GDPR! So let us set the record straight when it comes to sending emails. If you are sending emails with personally identifiable information (PII) (here’s the ICO’s guide on what actually counts as personal data.) you need to take adequate lengths to protect