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Bad paper management puts 25% of SMEs at risk of breaching data laws

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A study of UK small businesses has discovered mismanagement of paperwork is putting their security at risk, with many employees breaching data protection rules. What’s more, failure to correctly manage files is costing businesses time and money, with a quarter of those surveyed (23%) stating that they struggle to stay on top of their paperwork. […]

One for the boss: Information management 101 – mid-market blunders and how to avoid them

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Elizabeth Bramwell, Director at secure information management firm Iron Mountain responds to the news that small businesses are more likely to suffer from data breaches with some simple steps companies can take to protect their information. Mid-market companies are the engine room of our global economy. In the UK alone, the sector employs 50% more people […]

Cyber security skills shortage leads to increased threats

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UK businesses are facing risks to their IT security due to a lack of requisite skills, as the majority (77%) of UK CIOs believe they will face more security threats in the next five years due to a shortage of cyber security talent, according to report Cybersecurity – protecting your future by Robert Half Technology. UK […]

Research shows lack of investment in cyber security training

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New government research shows nearly two-thirds of large UK businesses have suffered a cyber attack yet only 17% of firms have trained staff in this area over the past year. As policy experts meet in London to bring fresh ideas to the table The Open University warns that training must become more central to businesses’ […]

Flexible workers put business data at risk

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Every day across the UK around 1.5 million professionals work from home – more productive, happier in their role and measurably less stressed, perhaps. At the same time, however, they may be increasing the risk to sensitive business data. Since the Government has recently given all employees the right to request flexible working, the number […]

How to run a confidential meeting

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In industries such as the financial or pharmaceutical sectors, confidentiality is crucial to success. For PAs working in environments involving sensitive information, privacy is a key consideration. As the boss’s most trusted member of staff, PAs are often required to keep information to themselves. With the exchange of sensitive information often occurring during meetings organised […]

UK businesses spend £1.2 million recovering from cyber security breaches

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Most business decision makers in the UK admit that their organisation will suffer from a cyber security breach at some point. They also anticipate that to recover from a breach would cost upwards of £1.2 million on average for their organisation, the highest figure globally. This is according to a new Risk:Value 2016 report from global […]