Stuart Wilkes

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Stuart J Wilkes is an IT industry professional with over 20 years experience working with companies, educational institutions and charities on how they can reap commercial benefit from the continued developments within the world of technology.

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It’s time to change the course of your cyber security strategy and point it in the direction of GDPR. Back in December 2016 the UK Government published a policy paper titled “Cyber Security Regulation and Incentives Review”, did you read it? Probably not. In that document one of the recommendations was, and I quote “Government will therefore seek to improve […]

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Every week it seems another story breaks about how data is stolen… …people’s privacy is breached and a well known company eats technical humble pie and declares that they will fix a venerability in their systems that was compromised. But this week a story about cyber security that must be the most saddening I’ve read landed in my inbox. This […]

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Cyber People

The National Cyber Skills Centre was invited to contribute thoughts and insights to a wide range of cyber security topics being discussed in an article by Premier Business Care. Supporting this article with their own commentary were friends and partners of the National Cyber Skills Centre, including Dr Jessica Barker, Owner of cyber security consultancy firm J L Barker Ltd […]

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The Human Factor in Cyber Risk is the biggest cyber threat that businesses face today…… Businesses recognize the cyber risk created by the outside threat of a hacker but the human factor or insider threat is the greater threat . By virtue of human nature, people are susceptible to making mistakes and it is this unpredictability that offers most businesses […]

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Industry News

Despite devastating cyber-attacks being reported daily in today’s media, most IT professionals believe that the true state of affairs is being significantly under-reported. A survey from Lieberman Software found that 87% of respondents think that large financial hacks are happening more often than reported, and right under the nose of security auditors. http://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/it-pros-believe-cyberattacks-are/ Share:

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“Smaller companies are generally less protected and easier to breach, with nearly 44% already affected by cyber attacks. Statistically, many of them won’t survive the attack beyond six months.” Amnon Bar-Lev, president of Check Point Software Technologies http://www.microscope.co.uk/news/4500247457/InfoSec-The-threats-continue-to-multiply  Share:

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