Stuart Wilkes

The Editors Weekly Briefing

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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Who is your DPO? Come May 2018 and the introduction of GDPR you are going to need one. If you are a business owner, a board member, an HR professional or an IT manager can I ask you to do just one thing before the end of the day? Just put a note in your diary for Friday 25th May […]

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I remember my Grandfather telling me that during times of conflict, and he was referring to the Second World War, that there were jobs for everyone. This was being said against the backdrop of unemployment figures in the early 1980s that topped 3 million. He was convinced, rightly or wrongly, that if we were plunged into some sort of war […]

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Cyber People

2016 has been a defining year for cyber risk… There have been many events that have contributed towards shaping cyber risk this year however there are a number of stand out “Influencers” that have impacted on businesses during the year and will continue to do so in the future. This has raised the awareness of cyber risk in the UK […]

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Are you on road to the Cyber Highway? It is unlikely that your supply chain is travelling in this direction yet as this initiative was only launched last month in London by Lord David Blunkett, the chairman of Cyber Essentials Direct Limited. The concept behind this is to help improve a businesses cyber security posture and to provide reassurances in […]

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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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