Wednesday, 13 April 2016 09:25 Written by Michael Newman
The world as we know is becoming more complex day by day. There are now more people than ever identifying themselves as gay or undergoing or seeking to undergo sexual orientation changes. The people in this position are a protected characteristic within the meaning of the Equality Act which places certain obligations on you as an employer.
In the past few days, there have been reports of hacks involving the personal information of more than 50 million Filipinos, 49 million people on the Turkish citizenship database and 11 million documents held by the Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca. The actual causes are still not known, but the use of out-of-date or incorrectly configured software along with the possibility of some insider help are more than likely.
I recently attended an event where the main speaker was from Action Fraud, the UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and cyber crime. One of his topics was on the way criminals use Bluetooth technology to get at your business and personal information.
The history of today's old age pension can be traced to the Pensions Act of 1908. Laudably this act made allowance for payments of 5 shillings per week to be made to people on reaching the age of 70.
So, your looking for investment to launch your super awesome idea into the stratosphere, or at least to start paying a salary so you can pay a few bills.
Recent surveys of small businesses found that many don't consider the information they hold to be commercially sensitive. The reality is that most of the information a business holds is sensitive in some way, and if it was in the hands of a criminal or competitor there could be financial loss and damage to their brand reputation.
Monday, 21 March 2016 09:10 Written by Ian Grey
The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has the power to fine companies that fail to follow the Data Protection Act. Fines can be up to £500,000.
Sunday, 13 March 2016 11:14 Written by Ian Grey
Using LinkedIn is a great way to increase your network and generate business. But there are people that use to get at details of your staff and clients.
Ransomware is used by criminals to encrypt your files and then demand payment to allow you to access them. This form of cyber attack is increasing, but you can protect yourself by following some simple guidelines.