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The most recent and relevant stories from the information security and physical security industries.

IISP Live and Advent IM

Advent IM are Premium Sponsors of IISP Live event July 11. Mike and Ellie are hosting a Masterclass, check out the IISP website for event details and how to sign up for a Masterclass. The link to book tickets is

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TalkTalk data breach customer details found online

TalkTalk failed to inform 4,545 customers their personal information, including bank account details, were stolen as part of the 2015 data breach. Viewers contacted BBC Watchdog Live about concerns that their details had been breached by TalkTalk.

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Upcoming Events

Recent and upcoming events



    Has the rush to technology once again proven to be a dangerous path? Mike Gillespie will be speaking at TAVCOM IFSEC.

    | ExCeL, London, UK
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  • IFSEC Facilities

    IFSEC Facilities

    Mike’s Cosmo Guide to systems tells us how to specify and procure securely, how to manage securely and how to decommission securely.

    | ExCeL, London, UK
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  • IFSEC Keynote Arena

    IFSEC Keynote Arena

    Mike Gillespie will be on the panel for Secure by Default (and Design). Security and privacy standards are continually developing to ensure that no vulnerabilities exist which can be exploited for malicious purposes. Secure by Default takes an all-inclusive approach which focuses on solving security issues at the outset of hardware and operating system development rather than when problems arise.

    | ExCeL, London, UK
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  • Women in Security Awards

    Women in Security Awards

    The Professional Security Magazine Women in Security Awards are the security profession’s dedicated awards that recognise and honour the accomplishments, value and contributions of women within the wider world of security. Our very own Ellie Hurst has been nominated.

    | the Dixie Queen, River Thames, London
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What People Say

“Episerver now has ISO 27001 certification for the Episerver Digital Experience Cloud service and would like to thank Advent IM for their assistance and guidance with the certification process. Mike Gillespie and team helped us integrate security and compliance requirements to fit efficiently and effectively with our business goals and objectives.”

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“Overall I found Advent to be a very professional outfit with a friendly and delivery focused approach, thereby allowing project challenges to be tackled together in an open and swift manner. I only have good things to say with regards to Advent and would not hesitate to work with them again or recommend them to another government organisation.”

Department for Work and Pensions Department for Work and Pensions

“Thank you for removing the noise from our GDPR preparations. Throughout the short course you made complex information very accessible, giving interesting real life examples which enabled us to better understand the concepts and our obligations. I was pleased you took a common sense approach to unpicking GDPR as other suppliers we had previously spoken to had made us feel quite anxious about the whole thing!”

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