Tag: data protection

News and information from the Advent IM team.

Cybercrime in the pandemic

From Advent IM MD, Mike Gillespie. In a few short months the words ‘terrorism’, ‘conflict’ and ‘war’ have all but disappeared from our news programming. ‘Pandemic’, ‘coronavirus’ and COVID-19 now dominate not ony news but everyday conversatons, social media interactions and what feels like very waking moment. Sadly, 2020 has brought fear, uncertainty and financial […]

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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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Working from home security considerations

Thank you to Security Consultant Craig Moan for his thoughts on this topic. As more of the UK workforce starts to work from home, we thought it would be a good idea to look at information security, business continuity and data protection considerations you need to make. From Advent IM Security Consultant – Craig Moan  […]

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UK to diverge from EU data protection rules, Johnson confirms

The United Kingdom will seek to diverge from EU data protection rules and establish their own ‘sovereign’ controls in the field, the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday (3 February). His comments came despite the EU affirming that the UK should “fully respect EU data protection rules.” Read more via Euractiv

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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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