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The First Line of Defence Against Cyber Criminals

In this blog, we discuss the importance of organisational culture to cyber resilience and security. While technical safeguards are important, the rise of social engineering as a method of breaching an organisation’s security means that technical solutions alone are likely to be ineffective.  Consequently, employees are often your organisation’s first line of defence to

2017-12-14T12:19:34+00:00September 11th, 2017|

Techniques for Cyber Testing your Technology Infrastructure

It’s no secret that constantly evolving security threats pose dangers to your organisation, but you may not be aware of the high rate of occurrence of cyber attacks and the likelihood that your organisation’s ‘secure’ network system may be targeted next. A recent report by Rapid7, an IT security company, found that two thirds

2017-06-06T17:27:54+00:00June 6th, 2017|

The EU-US Privacy Shield: Content

Last October the CJEU invalidated the Safe-Harbour agreement – the mechanism which allowed the lawful transfer of personal data from the EU to the US. You can read our blog post about that first decision here. Swift action has been taken to put together a new agreement – one that prioritises privacy, accountability and transparency.

2017-02-17T17:05:33+00:00April 7th, 2016|

Freelancer.com Privacy Breach Complaints

Lessons to be learned from Freelancer.com about Privacy The way that companies deal with personal information is increasingly scrutinised, as individuals become more wary about to whom they give their information and how that information is used. On the 18th of December last year the Acting Australian Information Commissioner, Timothy Pilgrim, ordered that the prominent

2017-02-17T17:05:52+00:00March 1st, 2016|

Where to now? CJEU Declares EU-US Safe Harbour Invalid

UPDATE: On 16 October 2015 the Article 29 Data Protection Working Party released a statement in the wake of the CJEU’s landmark declaration that the US – EU Safe Harbour is invalid. The Working Party recognises that it is “absolutely essential to have a robust, collective and common position on the implementation of the

2017-02-17T17:04:23+00:00October 14th, 2015|