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Ascentor are Information Risk Management and Cyber Security specialists.
Ascentor are Information Risk Management and Cyber Security specialists.

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What does 2017 have in store for UK cyber security? There’s familiar and evolving threats, while the legislative horizon changes as new standards and regulations come into force.

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The UK Cyber Security Strategy 2016-2021 has arrived – and with it a ‘New Sheriff in Town’. The Government now plans to get tough. Find out what it covers and how it could affect you.

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As we reflect on 2016, there are two stand out events that dwarf every other piece of news this year – the decision of the UK to leave the EU and the election of one Donald J Trump. Both put cyber security in the spotlight in 2016 for different reasons – from the confusing to the bizarre.

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Good cyber security within digital transformation programmes is key – but it’s also the area that numerous studies have identified as a barrier to success. We explore the reasons why – and suggest an approach to ensure the security challenges can be addressed more simply.

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In Part 2 of our supply chain series, we introduce a 4 step supply chain cyber security process – and provide links to guidance on supply chain risks and methodologies for assessing an organisation’s security. We also discuss how far down the supply chain you need to manage.

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Ascentor’s Paddy Keating attended the SUAC – Accreditors’ Professional Update and Development Event 2016 on 2-3 November 2016. One of the main topics regarded the future of accreditation within government.

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Thanks to the Brexit vote on June 23rd there’s now a climate of uncertainty over EU regulation compliance and what will happen after the UK leaves the EU. What’s more, 44% of IT professionals in a recent poll indicated they were unaware or only vaguely aware of the new GDPR rules. So what happens now?

https://www.ascentor.co.uk/2016/10/cutting-confusion-gdpr-brexit/

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Supply chain cyber security is a topic of increasing concern for commercial companies and government organisations. We demonstrate how easy it is to break the weakest link in the chain.

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Motivated by greed, frustrated by perceived injustice, or just plain naive or irresponsible - people have always been the biggest threat to your information security. Ascentor’s MD Dave James looks at the Insider Threat - and discusses the steps an organisation can take to mitigate the risks that people pose to data.
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