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How to use the CSPM infographic

In this digital age managing cyber security, regulation and compliance is a significant part of operating every business. Just to complicate things further since the introduction of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) any business that handles customer and supplier data needs to have security controls in place to protect that data.

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Get serious about cyber security or risk missing out on lucrative tenders

Failing to take cyber security seriously could cost SMEs more than they realise. At a time of increased cyber threats, organisations expect suppliers to step up and evidence their cyber security credentials. Guy Lloyd at Policy Monitor explains 3 simple steps to certification that could ensure your tender bid is not rejected

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Covid-19 related cyber scams – 3 ways SMEs can better protect their business

Cyber criminals are exploiting concerns over Coronavirus to perpetrate cyber-attacks. Guy Lloyd at Policy Monitor explains the 3 steps SMEs can take to proactively protect their business and their data.

The coronavirus pandemic has taught us the importance of hand hygiene and now there is a need for greater cyber hygiene. As our day-to-day lives have changed, so too has the security threat landscape. With many workers remotely accessing vital business applications from home, security risks have inevitably increased. Cyber criminals have no morals or ethics and don’t stop their activities even for a global pandemic. In fact, attacks have stepped up as the bad guys find ways to exploit our fears to perpetrate cyber-attacks.

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GDPR – Keeping personal data safe and secure

Protecting personal data is at the heart of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) but there remains confusion between gaining permissions to hold and process this data, and protecting it from theft or compromise.  Guy Lloyd at Policy Monitor explains how understanding and protecting personal data is core to GDPR compliance.Almost 2 years on from the introduction of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) many business owners still lack knowledge about the consequences of not adequately protecting personal data. GDPR isn’t an optional requirement, it is enshrined in UK law in the Data Protection Act 2018. This lack of understanding of the legal necessity to protect personal data is proving costly to business . Since the introduction of GDPR, EU data protection authorities have fined organisations a total of €114 million.

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Do you know your SOC from your SIEM and more importantly where security compliance and regulation fit in?

It is widely accepted that enterprise cyber-attacks are inevitable – it’s not a question of if but when. However, in the age of GDPR all organisations need to have a defined approach for when a breach occurs, or risk falling foul of regulation. Guy Lloyd, Director at Policy Monitor looks at the tools available to keep abreast of the threat landscape and explains the importance of having a response strategy

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