This post is a follow-on from my previous post: Information Security and Measures to Achieve it. Over the last few years, there have been several high-profile businesses that have suffered data security problems. Tesco Bank, TalkTalk, eBay, and Carphone Warehouse to name a few. However, the impact on SMEs must also be considered; the average cost to Read More...on
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Information security is defined as the state of being protected against the unauthorised use of information, especially electronic data, or the measures taken to achieve this. It is a subject that is omnipresent in both our personal and professional lives. Figures indicate that the cost of cyber-crime to all UK businesses could jump by nearly Read More...on
A few weeks before the referendum I predicted that people who were hoping we’d scrap all those European product standards and regulations would be disappointed because few if any of them would actually be changed (see this post here). So how are things looking three months after the UK opted for Brexit? The most obvious Read More...on
Some new terminologies and concepts have been introduced with the update to ISO 9001:2015, the world’s favourite quality management system standard. Some are new, some build upon concepts from earlier versions adding focus and clarity. UKAS recognises that there are a number of these which clients may need extra support to understand. This series of blog posts intend Read More...on
Giving a business your personal data is an act of trust by the customer. In return, that customer expects their information will be handled sensitively, and within the framework of the law. When this trust is broken, it’s all but impossible to rebuild confidence in your business or brand. It can also result in hefty Read More...on
As the Referendum draws ever closer, the volume and intensity of the claims from both sides seems to be increasing at a near exponential rate. Almost every day one side will make some dramatic claim and the other will immediately rubbish it. Far from informing us of the issues and providing a balanced debate, all Read More...on
“It doesn’t really matter, nobody is enforcing it.” One of the clients WLP helped achieve certification to CE Mark their products was asked by a company without certification – we’ll call them “Bentco” – to supply them with a single product. This is perfectly legitimate and normal, and our client supplied the product together with Read More...on
Employers are legally entitled to read private messages sent by their employees at work and use them as grounds for dismissal. A ruling on 12th January by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) found in favour of a firm who’d presented Yahoo Messenger chat transcripts as evidence in their case against a sacked worker. Read More...on
IT has transformed the way we do business – life without it quickly becomes difficult. Even short disruptions such as an internet outage have us twiddling our thumbs. You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone. We enjoy the new toys and flashy features but often neglect the boring stuff, such as keeping our Read More...on
What is CE Marking? CE Marking demonstrates a product meets EU safety, health or environmental requirements and is an increasingly familiar sight as it applies to a wide range of products, from toys and household refrigerators and freezers, to pyrotechnics and machinery. The Deadline Since the deadline on the 1st July 2014, CE Marking Read More...on