Monthly Archives: August 2014

Up-coming speaker slots – Mike Gillespie

Our MD and Director of Cyber Security Strategy & Research for the Security Institute, will be speaking at a couple of events in the near future.

Total Security Summit 20-21st October 

Details via the link

Mike will be talking about “Cyberspeak, Crime & Prosecution”

TSS Mike Gillespie Oct14 v0.2


ST14 Autumn 28th October (networking dinner on previous night if you would like to meet Mike)

Details via the link

Mike will be talking about “Threat Convergence” 


Women in Security Awards – Thanks for the nominations

…and good luck to all nominees. If anyone has yet to nominate you have the rest of the day!

Thanks to Professional Security Magazine – the website also contains details of how to get tickets for the event etc.



We Are Recruiting!

We are currently looking for a Business Development Consultant for Cyber Security.

You can find details on our website along with details of how to apply.

Business Development Consultant - Cyber Security.

Business Development Consultant – Cyber Security.

Public Sector SIRO training places for October 8th

There are a couple of spaces left on October’s Public Sector Senior Information Risk Owner (SIRO) training course.

In summary:

Having successfully developed and delivered SIRO Training for the UK’s Police Forces since 2012, we have redesigned our popular and well respected SIRO training course for the broader public sector.

 Our training course will give you a greater understanding of your role and responsibilities as SIRO for your organisation. It will also cover both the principles of information risk management and information assurance using several scenario based exercises to test and improve your understanding of the crisis management issues in this area. At the end of the training, you will have the confidence to deal with information risk and incidents should they occur within your organisation.

As usual it will be allocated on first come first served unless there are cancellations. 

If you are from the Public Sector and either want to find out more about this training and why it is so vital to your organisation or you want to book your SIRO onto this course, please visit the website. or email us at with PS SIRO in the subject.

October 8th at Advent IM training suite in Birmingham (just off the M5)

Senior Information Risk Owner  Training from Advent IM

Senior Information Risk Owner Training from Advent IM

ICO “Sounds the alarm” over escalating levels of law firm data breach

Security for UK legal professionals

istock_000011991144medium.jpgRather than issue financial  penalties, the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) has opted for a subtler approach to law firm data breach. The information watchdog has the power to issue fines of up to £500k for serious breaches of the Data Protection Act but has chosen instead to issue a warning and reminder to law firms instead. This ‘warning shot across the bows’ comes after fifteen breaches over three months from UK law firms.

MP900175622The ICO has had its fair share of criticism when it comes to issuing financial penalties; many of those critics site the bias toward public bodies that have been singled out for fines. But this is a clear warning that the ICO has the personal data handlers of all sectors in its sights and fifteen breaches in three months is surely a trend that needs halting immediately.

Without a doubt, some of the information collected, stored, managed and…

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