WADIFF Consulting help St Giles Trust get ISO27001 certification

St Giles Trust is a charity that helps ex-offenders and disadvantaged people to move their lives forward. Security requirements to obtain funding, and the expectations of partners, meant that ISO27001 certification to cover their six offices was becoming a ‘must have’ for the Trust. Where WADIFF Consulting make a difference Practical knowledge of implementing and… Read More

You have decided you need ISO27001 certification – what happens now?

ISO27001 is the international standard for Information Security, and there are several reasons for deciding that certification is a business requirement. For some companies, it becomes a requirement to get shortlisted for new work. For others, it can be a way for management to ensure good security practices are in places as they grow or… Read More

Windows 10 Anniversary Update – Security Features

The Windows 10 Anniversary Update will be launched on 2nd August 2016.  Alongside changes to the Start menu, Windows Ink and extensions to the Edge browser are changes to Cortana (the intelligent personal assistant) and three security features. The first is Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (WDATP). It is aimed at enterprise customers to detect, investigate, and… Read More

Why keeping information secure is much more than an IT issue

When I ask business owners what they are doing to keep their business information secure, the vast majority say it is an IT issue and I should talk to their IT team or the company used to maintain their IT systems. But what about dealing with risks from your staff, lack of adequate physical security or keeping… Read More

Be ready for Patch Tuesday, but also be ready to patch on other days

If you work in an IT team, you may have highlighted the Patch Tuesday days on your calendar when Microsoft release updates. Being ready to test and roll them out will give your CTO a good feeling that actions are being taken to address security concerns. The August Patch Tuesday arrived with 4 critical updates.… Read More

Windows 10 privacy settings

Windows 10 launched with little of the fanfare seen in previous launches, but those who wanted it already knew when it was coming and were poised to start downloading it. One report said Microsoft hit a maximum bandwidth of 15 Tb/s, ahead of the previous record of Apple’s 8 Tb/s during their last OS push.… Read More

Windows 10, is WiFi Sense sensible?

Windows 10 will be here in less than a month. The WiFi Sense feature, copied from Windows Phones, may be a security issue that allows unauthorized people access to some WiFi networks. The Register has a good article on why it seems like a good idea, and the implications. Betanews goes into more detail, and how to protect… Read More