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GDPR Workshop (Feb 18)

GDPR Workshop (Feb 18)

Last week we conducted a GDPR Workshop in collaboration with the renown solicitors Harrison Clark Rickerbys. For those who may not know GDPR is a new legislation that is being enforced on the whole of Europe on the 25th May 2018. This new legislation aims to change the way organisations handle and process the data of EU citizens, granting them new rights over their personal data.

Just pick up the crisp packet! – Mark’s Network Group presentation.

Just pick up the crisp packet! – Mark’s Network Group presentation.

 

Last week our CEO, Mark Matthews was presenting to a full room of 40 entrepreneurs on 'How to define values within the organisation', sharing his views on the importance of company values and how ATG identified their own. In this presentation, Mark gave insight into why your business values need to represent the existing team and NOT be based on what the CEO deems as important.

We have been shortlisted for the PCR Awards 2018!

We have been shortlisted for the PCR Awards 2018!

ATG-IT have started the new year on a high, having been nominated for 'MSP Specialist of the year' in the national PCR Awards 2018!  The event takes place on Wednesday 7th March 2018  at The Brewery in Central London.

For those that may not know PCR are a trade publication for the home and business computer sector.

Why GDPR is good for your business!

Why GDPR is good for your business!

I have had many conversations about the negative implications of GDPR the “Stick”, but what about the positive implications the “Carrot”.

I felt after all the FUD that has been thrown around recently, it was time to extol the virtues of becoming compliant and the inherent benefits this brings.

Top 15 Concerns for Cyber Security in 2018

Top 15 Concerns for Cyber Security in 2018

Cyber Security 2018
As we approach the end of another year, security concerns and breaches have been on the rise from ransomware variants like WannaCry through to organisations such as Equifax declaring massive breaches.

This is likely to grow considerably as we move into 2018, due for two reasons, financial gain by organised criminals who have recognised for a few years now that this is a very lucrative opportunity but also the disruption that can be caused through this activity from countries with certain political agendas.

MacOS Root access password vulnerability. Are you affected? How to fix

November 29th, 2017
MacOS Root access password vulnerability. Are you affected? How to fix

Yesterday a major security flaw was discovered in macOS High Sierra.
Update 30/11 : This has now been patched by Apple. A support page for the patch, Security Update 2017--001 details Apple's response. The update is reported to cause issues with file sharing Apple has released an additional fix for that also.

Black Friday: How to shop safely online

Black Friday: How to shop safely online

Unfortunately, where there is cash there are criminals. The last thing you want after spending your hard-earned money on sweet deals is for them to go sour due to cybercrime. Here is some food for thought for consumers to bear in mind when snapping up those discounted items on Black Friday.

The impact of GDPR for Creative Agencies

The impact of GDPR for Creative Agencies

What do you Creative Agencies need to know for GDPR?
From the 25th May 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation will come into force across all the EU member states, currently 28 as follows:

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the UK.

Clearly the UK will still be a member and therefore affected in the same way by this EU law that replaces the Data Protection Act which has been around for 20 years, but now the regulation comes with the full power of the EU courts making it a legal requirement for all companies to adhere to the regulations, or face some heavy fines up to €20 million or 4% of a company’s global annual income (whichever is the larger amount).

Even after the UK officially exists the EU the same legislation will largely apply on the basis that many companies are still trading or performing some function in Europe and therefore still liable based on this regulation, and this has been confirmed as extending out globally to any company in any country processing European citizen data.

GDPR The Whistle-blowers!

GDPR The Whistle-blowers!

We have heard a lot of cynical views around GDPR, especially the comment “it will never happen to me”. Well, we thought it might be worth reminding you who might blow the whistle on you to the ICO.

EU Citizens – Any EU citizen that believes they have not given you permission or had notification is at liberty to do this.

Poor investment in tech, leaves you vulnerable to cyber attacks

Poor investment in tech, leaves you vulnerable to cyber attacks

Investing in tech is strangely a questionable action for most business owners, typically having an "if it ain't broke don't fix it" attitude. Which is understandable, I mean investing in new tech can be timely and costly, especially if you've got a large number of computer users in the organisation.