Advent IM News
12.12.2011 - Launch of MySecurityManager
Advent IM Ltd - the UKs leading independent, holistic security consultancy, has announced the launch of their new outsourced security service; MySecurityManager. Facility Management Journal, Dec 2011
30.11.2011 - Guardian Debate - Should local government be worried about cyber security?
Advent IM Ltd - Mike Gillespie takes part in online debate for the Guardian. With local government embracing cloud computing and other shared digital services, councils will have to be on top of network security, especially when they guard sensitive data about us all. So what threats could local authorities face, and how can they protect themselves for the future? Guardian online, November 2011
01.06.2011 - Building solid foundations: the case for data classification
Although data classification is considered by many professionals to be the foundation of any information security activity, few organisations outside of defence and the security services have done much about. - Computer Fraud & Security, June 2011
UK’s Leading Independent Holistic Security Advisors gain Information Security Management Accolade
Advent IM Press Release, May 2011
Protecting the IT system and data is a key business issue. So boss's who dismiss it as technical could be putting their companies in jeopardy. - Business Technology, April 2011
The idea of 'professionalising' the information security industry has long been a controversial one. Many practitioners, particularly those that have been around for a long time, are simply not convinced that such a move is either necesssary or has any value. - Computer Fraud & Security, April 2011
While risk management should be a core element of any information security strategy – and, indeed, awareness of its importance is starting to mount – it remains neither a well-understood nor widely employed discipline today. - Computer Fraud & Security, February 2011
06.01.2011 - UKs Leading Independent Holistic Security Advisors Gain Quality Management Accolade
Advent IM, the UK’s leading independent advisors on holistic protective security, is pleased to announce its successful award of ISO 9001, the internationally renowned standard that supports the implementation of quality management systems and processes.
www.24dash.com May 2010
Steve Garton explains to Brian Sims why architects, developers and builders simply must consider on-site security as an integral part of the construction process from the outset. - SMT Online, April 2010
ADFonline (The press archive of Architects DataFile magazine)
Steve Garton - Information Security, November 2009
With Information Security often put on the back burner, Mike Gillespie explains how public sector organisations can ensure that their data is safe. - Public Sector Building, November 2009
Mike Gillespie - Information Security, October 2009
Mike Gillespie offers some clarity on the matter. SMT Online, October 2009
IMIS Journal - October 2009
Steve Garton outlines the key security issues facing facilities managers and summarises the standards with which they need to comply.
Facilities Management, October 2009
Mike Gillespie offers risk managers tips on keeping company information secure.
Risk Management Professional, September 2009
Companies looking for clarification on the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) can now take advantage of the free online resources from Advent IM. Professional Security Magazine, 18 August 2009
Trading Markets.com, 17 August 2009
SC Magazine's Dan Raywood on Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) compliance
Encryption has been described as useless if users are not instructed on how to use it properly, writes Dan Raywood of SC Magazine.
Organisations need to shield their staff, buildings and information assets from a wide range of potential threats, Steve Garton, Director of Security for Advent IM, tells David Wheeldon of FMX Magazine why Facilities Managers need to grasp the security nettle.
It is often said that people are the weakest link in the security chain. But they need not be writes Alex Meehan of Computerscope.
Loyalty Cards - with their numerous risks and few rewards - have really taken off. Can we trust that the commercial organisations that store our data will take good care of it? Cath Everett investigates and finds there's no such thing as a free lunch... InfoSecurity, July/August 2009
Service level agreements, bug-fixing and a mature market - the thieves have turned professional and are beating the system.
Writes Alan Crane in the Financial Times' Digital Business pages.
Steve Garton, director at Advent IM, discusses the challenges facing an LSMS, and suggests ways in which security can be made more manageable, in the most cost effective manner in tackling security management issues.
Hospital Bulletin, July 2009
Steve Garton, director at Advent IM, addresses the issues facing the public sector.
Public Sector and Local Government Building Magazine, July/August 2009
Mike Gillespie, director at Advent IM, believes he sees command and control problems looming already following President Obama's announcement that he intends to appoint a Cyber Security Czar.
Contingency Today, 26 June 2009
Waves of redundancy are tough for employees but also ask big questions regarding the data security of an organisation if the laid-off staff are dissatisfied by their treatment. Writes Tracey Caldwell in CIO Magazine June 2009.
Steve Garton, Director of Security for Advent IM is Facilities Management Journal's "Insider" for June 2009
Security practitioners often start at the end of the cycle rather than the beginning, choosing to look at risk assessments prior to conducting threat or environmental analyses. Brian Sims of SMT Online elicits the correct approach from Steve Garton. 27 May 2009.
New data protection standard will place more scrutiny on government suppliers
Writes Doug Woodburn, news editor for CRN magazine
According to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), since the security breach at HM Revenue and Customs last year, companies and government bodies have reported a significant increase in the number of data breaches. The ICO reported 99 incidents in the public and private sector in the three months occurring since November 2008, compared to 277 breaches in the whole of the previous 12 months, further justifying a need for such a standard to adhere to. SecurityPark.net, 05 May 2009
Steve Garton offers advice and tips for FMs who find security being added to their brief as corporate economic and personnel resources come under increasing pressure. IFM, May 2009.
Mike Gillespie – the director of information assurance at Advent IM – has become one of the UK’s first certified auditors for the Government’s new Information Assurance Standard No6 (IAS6): ‘Handling Personal Data and Managing Information Risk’.
06.04.09 - Data Loss Protection
A voluntary charter that lets organisations show a senior level commitment to data protection is a good idea.
But how much more are companies going to do? It is easy to display commitment to a concept and make promises. The government should set an example, then work down to the merchants.
Without the right strategy, another large data loss is inevitable. How will breaches be punished and victims compensated? Surely this should be supported at the highest level?
Mike Gillespie, Advent IM from CRN Magazine 06.04.09
With data breaches coming to light in organisations of all sizes and calibres, it is encouraging to see that the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has launched an initiative to address data security, writes Mike Gillespie managing director at Advent IM.
Moving public security systems onto IP networks can provide several benefits, but needs plenty of careful thought, writes Cath Everett.
After the strategy, the actual securing: Rob Buckley explores a raft of products that are necessary and effective, not just ‘nice to have’.
With Security threats expected to rise this year, it is more important than ever for businesses to secure their data, writes Arif Mohammed.
Given the negative publicity surrounding the seemingly endless stream of data breach incidents over the last year or so, it is no surprise that the issue of information security is rising steadily up the public sector agenda.
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