Video Conferencing – security and data protection

In the dim and distant past, which is any time before March 2020 for the purposes of this blog, video conferencing wasn’t widely used by the majority of businesses for their day-to-day communications. I remember preparing for a video conferencing session by a multi national company many years ago – bulky cameras taken out of… Read More

WADIFF Consulting help Clear Review get ISO27001 certification

Clear Review provides a platform to help companies drive employee performance improvement and provide measurements that companies require to make business decisions. Clear Review already had Cyber Essential plus, getting ISO27001 certification was the next step to ensure there is a robust security framework covering all areas of the company; from onboarding clients and their… Read More

WADIFF Consulting help any-3 get ISO27001 certification

any-3 provides bespoke surveys around engagement, diversity and self-assessments to high profile corporates and public sector organisations. Clients expect data to be kept secure and may undertake audits or run tests with any-3 to confirm everything is in place to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data. Getting ISO27001 certification was the next step… Read More

CCTV and privacy – what you need to do

The majority of offices use CCTV as part of their security measures to protect the perimeter of buildings and/or to monitor restricted areas. There is nothing wrong in doing this providing a legal basis for processing the personal data (images) is established,  you tell people what it is used for and meet any requirements laid… Read More

WADIFF Consulting help Ditto AI get ISO27001 certification

Ditto AI Limited is an Explainable AI (XAI) company, that serves regulated, safety critical sectors that require accountability and transparency in their AI solutions. The security and integrity of information is seen as critically important to their business. With a target market of regulated industries, getting the ISO27001 certification made perfect sense both technically and… Read More

CNIL – causes of reported data breaches (May – October 2018)

The CNIL (the French Data Protection Authority) received 742 notifications of personal data breaches (and see the original report in French) that affected over 33 million individuals located in France or elsewhere. 695 related to confidentiality breaches. The accommodation and food services sector had the highest number of breaches – 185. This is due to a specific case… Read More

Behind the scenes: Deleting data from Google

You click Delete and your data is gone…..or is it? The IT infrastructure and services you use will not remove it straight away as you may need to recover it if the deletion was accidental, or it may need to be retained to meet legal requirements. For Google users, there are details of their four stage process… Read More

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

Don’t panic – stopping apps from accessing your emails

If you give an App access to your emails (and other data) it should come as no surprise that they use the access. And sometimes that could mean humans reading emails contents, and possibly not for the expected reason.  Here are ways to check who has access to your data in Google and Microsoft.com and… Read More

Password protecting your Word, Excel, PowerPoint and PDF files #MSOffice

A discussion about security measures with an SME I have been working with highlighted the need to provide some tips on how to protect files. They wanted to add passwords but were not sure of the best way to do this. So here is the way to do it in MS Office applications for Office365.… Read More