Data Security

Articles and advice on data security issues for UK SMEs, the practice of protecting digital data from unauthorised access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. Information security is now a critical aspect of modern technology and business operations, given the ever-increasing volume and importance of data in today’s digital world.


Businesses failing to manage sensitive data ahead of EU rules change

Russell Richardson, specialists in secure shredding, recently surveyed SMEs asking them 'Do you shred printed documents/data in the workplace?' Results suggest businesses are failing to manage sensitive data.

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How to mitigate the damage of a data breach

A data breach can have a crippling effect on a business. Don't think that just because you're an entrepreneur or small business owner it can't happen to you.


Three in five UK businesses expect a breach in 2017

Nearly a third of UK businesses leaders expect a breach of their files or data in 2017 without their organisation knowing it.


Excessive employee permissions expose SMES to insider threats

Stale data and excessive employee permissions continue to expose organisations to insider threats, ransomware and other risks.


Unsafe data security practices still common in the workplace

Dell unveils findings of its global End-User Security survey which highlights the widespread unsafe sharing of confidential data at work.


1.4 billion data records compromised globally in 2016

More than a billion data records were compromised in 2016, an amount which has nearly doubled since 2015.


Out of sight out of mind? The nine-to-five IT security myth

Symantec research study shows only half of European employees use updated secure personal devices at work.


Consumers concerned about data security and privacy

New study indicates need for organisations to strike the right balance between personalised service, data security and transparency.


Half of senior execs consider data security in their top three concerns

A new survey reveals that over half of senior executives consider data security as one of their top three concerns in 2017.


Confidential information at greatest risk in new businesses

Bad information management practices leave fledgling business over exposed to risk of cyber security breaches.


How you risk losing customers over data breaches

Consumers put responsibility for protection against data breaches firmly at the hands of the organisations holding their data – and not themselves.


Is 2017 going to be the year of the data integrity breach?

Here, Jason Hart from Gemalto gives us his top tips for businesses to avoid being the next big damaging security breach headline.

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