Category InfoSec

TISAX – It’s not just for Motor Manufacturers

TISAX
TISAX or the Trusted Information Security Assessment Exchange was developed by ENX Association and has been adopted by many major automotive manufacturers including Volkswagen. So it’s becoming a common requirement in the automotive supply chain, but it’s not only those…

What is the ISO 27701 Privacy Add-On?

In 2019 an exciting new privacy standard, ISO 27701, was published.   But what is ISO 27701 and can it help you achieve GDPR compliance?   ISO 27701 for a Privacy Information Management System (PIMS) ISO 27701, is an add-on to…

Assent Awarded Cyber Essentials Certification for 3rd Year

Risk management consultancy Assent is pleased to announce it has been awarded Cyber Essentials Certification for a third consecutive year. As an Information Security and Cyber Security consultancy, we understand too well the importance of ensuring organisations implement robust technological…

Phishing: Are you a target?

Cybercriminals are well versed in finding prime targets to execute their attacks – and small businesses are considered ripe for the picking. Many SMEs consider themselves to be safe since they employ a ‘security-by-obscurity’ policy – they feel like since…

ePrivacy Regulation: How will it affect me?

Cyber Security Survey
More changes are coming to EU privacy laws – how is your organisation going to prepare? What is the ePrivacy Regulation? The ePrivacy regulation governs the use of electronic communications within the EU – and will ultimately replace The Privacy…

Top 5 Biggest risks to CyberSecurity in 2019

43% of cyberattacks target small to medium businesses, according to SCORE. With regards to malicious software – Macro-malware and ransomware were found to comprise a significant portion of these attacks. Even to this day many businesses lack employee awareness training…

Data Breach Fines Begin to Bite Under GDPR

ISO 27701 Consultants
One year after the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) came into force the UK regulator, has issued two multi-million pound fines. GDPR updated the 20-year-old Data Protection Act for today’s data environment and increased the maximum fines…