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Bob’s Business supports Get Safe Online Day 2016

Posted on Tuesday, October 18th, 2016 in Information Security

Bob’s Business is happy to once again support our partners Get Safe Online on their annual day to educate the UK public about the dangers of poor cyber security hygiene. Take a read below to find out what the day is all about and how you can too improve your online security.

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Businesses must take Data Protection seriously

Posted on Wednesday, September 14th, 2016 in Information Security

The Data Protection Act has got everyone talking and not for the right reasons - two high profile suspected breaches of the Act have taken place within a couple of days.

Virgin Trains and Richard Branson have found themselves in hot water with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) after they released CCTV footage from one of their trains without pixelating members of the public into the public sphere.

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Could you spot a bribe if you saw one?

Posted on Monday, November 2nd, 2015 in Cyber Security

The issue of Bribery is a common one amongst businesses. It is a way for a person or organisation to illegitimately and unfairly influence decisions or processes (usually) in their favour, and can have serious consequences for all parties involved, both the briber and the recipient regardless of whether either party realise it.

Bribery isn’t to be taken lightly, no matter how small or large an organisation is.

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Get Safe Online Week 2015

Posted on Monday, October 19th, 2015 in Events

With online crime, it’s always personal. Get safe Online week is upon us (19th - 24th October), and we are working with Get Safe Online to spread the word and provide tips and knowledge to help you stay protected. It’s time to make sure you know how to stay safe online and share the knowledge, so don’t be a target! Pick up some great advice here and at Get Safe Online. Don’t forget, pass it on!

Criminals target individuals and businesses with any data they can find such as email addresses, phone numbers and social network/web pages. They can gather up all the little bits of information you and others leave around the web, such as names, birthdays and login details, which could be enough to steal your identity. With today’s tech and the ingenuity of today’s criminals, it’s possible for a criminal to wait till just enough information is revealed and then strike.

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Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council

Posted on Monday, August 17th, 2015 in Events

Here at Bob’s Business, we are very pleased to announce it’s been five years since Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council first started their journey to a more secure culture in their organisation along with Bob’s Business, and they recently renewed for the fifth time! We are very glad they are as committed as we are to keeping their organisation’s data secure and we are excited to be celebrating their five year anniversary with us! We have thoroughly enjoyed working with and even building more modules alongside them, including Risk management, Business continuity, Mobile Working, GCSX (now defunct) and PCI DSS (please find them on our Products page for a brief summary of what these modules entail) A few words from Ryan James to commemorate the 5 year anniversary we’re currently celebrating:

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Yorkshire Cyber Security Cluster

Posted on Wednesday, June 24th, 2015 in Events

During a fantastic year for Bob’s Business, we’re extremely pleased to announce that we are the founders of the first Yorkshire Cyber Security Cluster!

The Yorkshire Cyber Security Cluster is an initiative which will help regional businesses within the Information Security field to work collaboratively to build and increase information security knowledge, provide a networking platform to share ideas and best practice, and subsequently enable organisations to deliver high value contracts. The YCSC has been formed under the umbrella of the UK Cyber Security Forum.

We will be hosting our very first event at the digital media centre on September 2nd 2015. We’re currently looking for members of the business community in Yorkshire to join us in our quest to make Yorkshire businesses the pace setters of the cyber security industry!

If you would like to work alongside us and speak at our events, highlighting your experience within the security industry or discussing key security topics; we’d love to hear from you.

If you’re a business local to the Yorkshire area and would like to join our cluster sign-up here!

Or contact us on 01226 447225, or email bob@bobsbusiness.co.uk to register your interest.

Don’t forget to sign up to our YCSC LinkedIn group here!

Join our Webinar - ‘The Weakest Link’

Posted on Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015 in Events

Join us on 16th July 2015 - 11:00 - 11:45

Would you be able to spot the weakest link within your organisation?

This presentation will focus on bringing our weakest links from an information security point of view, our employees, and making them our ‘front line defenders’ against the current dangers we face within the battle of protecting company data and brand equity.

We will explain why and how employees need to be a part of the defensive and how we can bridge the gaps in their knowledge, making them IT Secure Aware employees.

We will also tackle exactly what we can do to change people’s perception of information security as well as the behaviours surrounding it.

Register your interest here to receive the link to our webinar!

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Learning at Work Week

Posted on Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 in Events

The majority of organisations treat Information Security Awareness training as a tick-box exercise, expecting users to absorb hour long power points or speaker lead training with overkill of information. For Learning at Work Week, we want to share our approach for a successful campaign comprising of on and offline resources, entertaining materials and content your users will actually relate to their day to day roles.

So how do we fix Information Security Awareness training so that we are doing it right?

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Our ISO 27001 Certification

Posted on Thursday, April 16th, 2015 in Events

Last week we became ISO 27001 certified, WOOHOO!

Trust us, we feel your pain! Getting ISO 27001 certified certainly isn’t as simple as ringing the awarding body and asking them to email you a certificate – there’s real work involved!

Nine months of hard work, policy writing and implementing new systems finally paid off and we couldn’t be happier.  Today we want to put our experience to good use and share our recipe for success with you.

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Client Competition

Posted on Wednesday, April 8th, 2015 in Events

As a big thank you to all our lovely, loyal clients (and in a bid to push your course completion rates over the edge) we have decided to run quarterly competitions with some great treats up for grabs that all the office can enjoy!

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