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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GDPR Is Going To Affect Customers And Businesses Quite Differently I’m not entirely sure why I get so much unsolicited mail through my door. Every day I have a little routine of picking it up from the doormat, sifting out what is not junk and putting it to one side, then placing what remains into the recycling. I have to […]

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Simple cyber security measures could become part of everyday domestic life Over the Easter weekend I found myself in a second-hand bookshop and strangely transfixed by the August 1947 edition of ‘The Housewife’ magazine. Don’t judge! This piece of print that ran to over a hundred pages was a wonderful window onto the domestic lives, lived out across this country […]

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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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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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