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IT management

Articles on various areas of IT management including cyber-security and social media

Regulation for small firms

Much obligedSubscription

29 March 2016By

Outcomes-focused regulation was intended to offer firms greater flexibility, but many now cite compliance obligations as a significant burden. Leading commentators and practitioners talk to Lucy Trevelyan about trends in regulation, and offer their top tips for effective compliance.

cyber security

A critical axis of potential vulnerability?

4 December 2015

Tim Hill speaks about how firms should protect themselves against the rise of cyber crimes.

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A tangled webSubscription

30 September 2015By

It has been said that there are two types of firms: those that know they have been attacked by cybercriminals, and those that don’t yet know. Francis Dingwall looks at how to prevent attacks, and how to mitigate them when they do happen.


Information security – constant vigilance is essentialSubscription

1 July 2015

The  government’s 2015  Information Security Breaches Survey  has just been published. One of its most striking findings is that the average cost of the worst single breach suffered by respondents has risen sharply. It now stands at £1.46m - £3.14m for large organisations (more than 250 employees) and for medium and small businesses (1-249 employees) at £75k - £311k.

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