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

Is that the drip, drip, drip of your data?

It may seem obvious, but some businesses don’t appreciate that securing information means you need to know what you have and where it gets stored. Not so long ago you knew that information stored electronically would be held on servers within your building(s), at a secure data centre or on backups held by a trusted… Read More

US OPM incident – details of 4 million people may have been compromised

Details of 4 million current and former US government employees may have been compromised by a hack found in April 2015. US law enforcement officials are saying this was done by the same Chinese hackers that attacked an insurance company, using a ‘zero-day’ vulnerability that allowed them access. The implication, for me, is that the data… Read More