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Information security

Information security is concerned with protecting the information assets of an organisation. It aims to ensure the confidentiality, availability and integrity of information and good information security underpins the effectiveness and value of IT systems.

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The IT faculty provides materials to help organisations understand the risks to information from new technologies and the measures they can take to manage these risks.

Phishing contest

Cyber criminals often seem to do a better job of communicating with a company’s staff than the company itself. Vicki Gavin offers her tips to compete with and defeat the phishers.

A new age of consent

What is the lawful basis for processing personal data and retaining it under the GDPR?

It's a cultural thing

Awareness of cyber threats is one thing, but increased security from change will only come from a cultural shift, say Simon Borwick and Lushin Premji.

Prepare to protect

Dr Sam De Silva explores the scope of the General Data Protection Regulation and how it’s likely to affect business in the long term.

Preparing for the worst

There are many steps you can take to recover after suffering a data breach. Alan Calder explains the best courses of action.

Risk from within

Online security breaches and cybercrime are a commonly recognised threat in today’s world. But Alan Calder considers a lesser-known risk: the employees themselves.

Essentially safe

Rob Watson and Ian Glover explain the process and benefits of certifying with Cyber Essentials – the government’s cyber-security initiative.

The business of identity

Is the way we prove our identity to government about to take a positive leap forward? Toby Stevens examines the GOV.UK Verify identity assurance programme and asks what it means for your business.

Secure options

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CISSP, CASP, ISO 27001 – but which is the right qualification for your IT experts? Alan Calder leads us through the minefield of cyber security qualifications.

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