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News and information from the Advent IM team.

Security Think Tank: Datacentre security is a business imperative

That datacentre security is a complex subject is not in doubt and, given the trend to move beyond centralised datacentres to distributed environments, this is not going to change. How can security professionals ensure such setups are just as secure as the traditional centralised model? Read Mike’s response in Computer Weekly.

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Your security journey; more for less, post COVID-19. 

Thank you to our Head of Client Development, Derek Willins. As we endure societal lockdown in an effort to control the spread of COVID-19, thoughts turn to imagining what will change when it’s beaten. I suspect that business continuity, business resilience and risk management will be high on most agendas for a while, alongside the […]

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Virtual Security Manager

We know these are challenging times and a workforce suddenly working from home, particularly those not accustomed to this, may introduce some security and data protection risks….it doesn’t need to stop you though.. Our MySecurityManager service is available over the phone, on a variety of communications platforms and via our conferencing facility. You only pay […]

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Business as usual at Advent IM

The escalating COVID-19 pandemic means we are observing Government guidelines and all staff are working from home. However, we have a very well developed and tested Business Continuity plan and although we are avoiding face to face meetings in favour of conference calls and other communication platforms, we are perfectly placed and prepared to deliver […]

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Another date added for Public Sector SIRO course

Due to high demand, we have had to add another date to our Public Sector Senior Information Risk Owner course, Sept 16th 2020. If you have missed out on the previous course dates, please do not delay booking this date because we do not want you to be disappointed. Details of the course are here.

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Think beyond tick-box compliance

“When it comes to compliance with the GDPR and the UK’s updated Data Protection Act (DPA), Mike Gillespie, managing director and co-founder of independent security consultancy Advent IM, says no information security professional should be driving the conversation through dialogue about potential fines. In his experience, this is both defeatist and counter-productive when dealing with […]

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