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On 29 March 2019, the UK is scheduled to formally leave the EU and the final agreement on the terms and conditions of the UK’s withdrawal will need to be agreed by that date or the UK will potentially face a No-deal exit. On 15 January MPs voted decisively to reject Teresa May’s Brexit deal...Read more
Microsoft’s Office 365 is inherently very safe, with high levels of encryption, but cyber criminals are using increasingly sophisticated ways to circumnavigate security measures and convince users they are genuine with the aim of extorting money or extracting valuable data from organisations or from their customers. Chris Apperley, MD explained, “These policies are not documents...Read more
With a current No 10 position on their worldwide leader board, Buzzword and Westlake are thrilled that Westlake’s rebrand has resonated with so many voters. Chris Apperley, Managing Director commented, “Buzzword did a fabulous job. They understood what we were about and translated that into a powerful logo, strapline and visuals.” The Drum wrote “The...Read more
What is spam, phishing and spoofing? E-mail spoofing is often an attempt to trick the user into making a damaging statement or releasing sensitive information, such as a password. Spam and phishing emails typically use spoofing to mislead the recipient about the origin of the message. Phishing is the attempt to obtain sensitive information such...Read more
What does GDPR say? There are no specific requirements under GDPR regarding passwords in terms of minimum length, capital letters, numbers, maximum periods of validity or required change frequency. However, you do have to demonstrate that you have data access procedures in place. We advise that all our clients have a password policy as part...Read more
It’s the daily discussion in the workplace, especially if systems appear sluggish, or access to servers is denied but...Read more
If so, you’re not alone, 70% of us feel that our meetings with clients and/or colleagues did not result in clear outcomes...Read more