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 […]


Are you next in line for a cyber-attack?

Cyber attacks are nothing new. We tend to only hear about the big stories (viz the TalkTalk hack in 2015) but can we remain complacent that it will never happen to us? KPMG and BT (in their paper “Taking the offensive. Working together to disrupt digital crime“) believe that only 22% of large corporate businesses believe they’re prepared for a cyber-security breach and about 25% don’t even discuss it at board level. If these large corporations […]

education & awareness

Education and awareness key to cyber-security success

I attended a Digital Leaders webinar last week on “Digital Transformation through Cyber Resilience. Changing Behaviours from the Boardroom to the Frontline“. The seminar was presented by Nick Wilding (AXELOS) and Amar Singh (Cyber Management Alliance). Whilst the talk had an angle to enabling board level buy-in (i.e. reasons why the Board needs to pay attention to cyber-security) the speakers presented some very interesting findings. The talk was recorded and put on the Digital Leader’s YouTube channel, so I’ve embedded […]

Cyber Security

Report back from some Cyber Security seminars

I’ve recently attended a couple of local (Poole and Bournemouth) cyber-security seminars: one at auditors, Princecroft Willis, in Poole, and the other, last week at Bournemouth University’s Cyber Security Unit organised by Dorset Chamber of Commerce. It’s been a while since I’ve been party to any cyber-security/cyber-crime discussions, having in the past worked on government task forces, industry groups, and even (as chair of ISPA) jointly led a work stream of the Cyber Crime Reduction […]