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Adrian Clarke

Solutions Architect

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The need for a specific data-sharing agreement such as the new EU-US Privacy Shield arises because European legislators take a different view of data privacy from their American counterparts, and the ongoing legal battle between the FBI and Apple is shining further light on data privacy issues on the other side of the Atlantic.

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Back in January I posted my cyber security predictions for 2016, one of which was that ransomware would reap further havoc. This was based on the observed trends during 2015, and recent 2016 media reports have confirmed that there is just no slowing down in this variant of malicious software, or malware as it is more commonly known.

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In my last post I looked at the potential business costs of not implementing effective cyber security control measures. If however you are having trouble explaining to a colleague why cyber security should be higher up on the priority list, and why a cyber security audit is a really good idea, I stumbled across the following tale following many hours of extended literary research ...

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I'm Adrian Clarke, CISSP, and I'm the Senior Cyber Security Consultant at Ideal. It's a new role that underlines the ever-growing importance of thorough, ongoing, multi-layer security planning and action across the enterprise. It's something we're so serious about, that for the next two months I'll be visiting customer sites to conduct detailed cyber-security audits. Read on to discover why, and how you can benefit.

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