Digital by Default

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What the Draft Brexit Agreement might mean for data protection

In case you missed it, the Cabinet in Westminster has “agreed” Theresa May’s draft Brexit Agreementfor moving the UK out the EU next year. Whilst the media continue to dissect the agreement and whether the Cabinet really does “back” the proposals, and discussions continue about the impact it has on the Northern Ireland border, the economy, what it will mean to business, etc… it’s also worth pointing out the the agreement also includes some bits […]

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Why lack of certainty is probably not helping GDPR compliance

If it wasn’t hard enough to convince businesses in the UK that they really should be thinking about how their organisation will be impacted by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) next year, we’ve got to also think about the ePrivacy Regulations (which the EU wants to come into force at the same time as the GDPR) and most recently an announcement by the UK Government that we’ll be getting a new Data Protection Act […]

State of Data Security Dorset 2017

State of Data Security in Dorset Report 2017

At the end of 2016 / beginning of 2017 we carried out a survey of Dorset businesses to take part in a data security survey with a view to assessing local business’s approach to email and website security, cloud services, cyber security and data protection. The results from this survey can be found in the presentation below. Highlights Whilst the majority of respondents access their email over a secure connection, nearly a third either don’t […]

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What does the Great Repeal Bill mean for data protection?

On 2nd February the UK Government published it’s white paper setting out the 12 principles which will guide the UK’s exit from the EU (Brexit). The plan includes “providing certainty and clarity” and “taking control of our own laws”. The principle for taking control of our own laws is an interesting one. It generally refers to a proposed Great Repeal Bill (introduced to Parliament back in October) which will remove the European Communities Act 1972 from UK law and […]

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Five ways to keep your WordPress site secure

As a website platform, WordPress is undoubtedly one of the most popular: of the billions of websites on the internet, it’s estimated that around 27% of them run on the WordPress CMS.But with popularity comes a number of challenges and in the digital world, one such challenge is being a target for hackers and other opportunistic cyber-security threats.So, due to its popularity WordPress users have become a target and if you don’t keep your site […]

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Poor data security can ruin your business reputation

“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently” – Warren Buffet Reputation is an important asset for any business, regardless of size. Reputation indicates trust in your business, the chance that your customers will act as brand advocates and help spread the word about your excellent services. Reputation is a key factor in growing your brand and therefore your business. In the digital space, […]

The GDPR is Coming

The GDPR is coming

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will become law in the UK next year. If you’re not sure what the GDPR is or how it will affect your business, then now’s the time to start paying attention. It’s a new piece of EU legislation which will become law in 2018 across Europe. Even with us leaving the European Union the law will still apply to the UK, and because it’s a Regulation rather than a Directive it […]

Digital by Default. Security by Design.

Effective use of digital is more than web and social

The Flavourfy Digital mantra is simple: Digital by default. Security by design. These are important principles by which I work and which I believe all businesses should adhere to if they want to succeed in an online world. Digital by default The concept of digital by default is straightforward: businesses should be thinking about how they can be digital businesses rather than thinking about how they can use individual digital channels that might help their business. […]

Digital Marketing talk in association with Peninsula Business Services

Digital Marketing talk in association with Peninsula Business Services

I’ve teamed up with Peninsula Business Services, experts in HR and health and safety for an exclusive event for Business Leaders. I’ll be speaking about digital marketing and how with the right website, content and social media strategies, businesses can be successful online. As well as my talk on digital marketing, a representative from Peninsula will be providing an essential update and advice on: managing staff behaviour – performance, attendance, attitude, conduct updating documents of employment […]

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Cyber essentials as a way to show trustworthiness

The UK Government backed Cyber Essentials accreditation provides a way for businesses to ensure they are adequately protected from a cyber attack. If your business is looking for a way to make sure you have the systems and tools in place to protect your business, Cyber Essentials is for you. It defines a basic set of controls that when implemented should provide most organisations with the protection it needs from an online attack so covers everything from […]