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Security

Increasing the UK’s cyber security capability

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has released a Call for Views which looks at ways to increase the UK’s cyber security capability.

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Privacy

Facebook hit with fresh privacy complaints

Facebook has been put under more pressure in recent days over the way it deals with its users’ privacy. Will users begin to lose faith in the platform?

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Privacy

Google fined for breaking GDPR rules

Find out why Google was fined for allegedly breaking GDPR rules. We also assess the implications for other businesses that run similar business models.

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Security

The ongoing threat of ransomware

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has recently (20 November) published an advisory on ransomware attacks, looking at the changes in the way these attacks are being conducted. This blog post will summarise these findings and provide the Kindus perspective on how best to deal with ransomware.

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Security

Morrisons data leak – the implications

The recent story surrounding the Morrisons data leak has important implications for the way organisations deal with personal data.

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Disaster Recovery

Virgin Media – An Important Lesson

Yet again we have seen another major technology meltdown. This time it was the turn of Virgin Media. West London suffered a major outage yesterday resulting in thousands of homes and businesses being unable to access the Internet. [1] Particularly for businesses whose Internet is supplied by Virgin, this will have had a major impact on their ability to operate normally. It potentially caused missed orders, delayed shipments, cancelled meetings – the list goes on. Is this a risk you just have to accept or can this be avoided?

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Technology

The evolution of automation

Kindus explores how Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is changing the way we work.

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Pharmaceutical

Blockchain in pharma

This blog post provides a brief introduction to the concept of Blockchain, before explaining its potential for use in the pharmaceutical industry.

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Privacy

The aftermath of GDPR

The dust has now settled on the much-anticipated implementation date of GDPR – 25 May 2018. For the first time, GDPR has started to enter wider public consciousness. The notorious tsunami of emails that most people have received, requesting consent to receive marketing content and data processing, could hardly make you forget about the regulation. But now the deadline has passed, how many organisations are actually fully compliant with GDPR? How will some of the more ambiguous elements of GDPR actually work in practice? Will regulators immediately and harshly clamp down on non-compliant organisations? These are some of the things that this article will focus on.

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Recovery

Lessons in handling data disasters

The WanaCrypt0r ransomware attack on the NHS and BA power failure both in May 2017 show the right and wrong ways to deal with system outages

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