CSCM Newsletter February 2018

Hello Everyone

How are you all enjoying this cold weather? I think we are all thinking of warmer weather and looking to book summer holidays.

As mentioned in last month’s newsletter CSCM are exhibiting in London next month, if you would like to attend for FREE, please read more below. We have also secured a stand at SME Live in October, this takes place in Birmingham, more details to follow over the coming months.

As GDPR approaches it’s more important than ever to focus on the measures your business needs to take to be compliant. I caught up with Jezz from i-secured and have included below his words of advice.

I hope you enjoy February, good luck with your pancakes!

Kind regards

Jenny

INCLUDED THIS MONTH:

Legalex - Visit for Free
Fish and Chip Fryday
Visit to Oklahoma
Heartlands Hospital Charity
Four months until GDPR

Legalex - Visit for Free

CSCM will be exhibiting at Legalex in London this year, held at the Olympia the event runs alongside the Legal and Cyber Security Expo. There will be seminars, speakers, access to suppliers and chances to network. The good news is you can click get FREE tickets to attend.

Fish and Chip Fryday March 2018

Please Join us on Friday 16th March at Hagley Golf Club, at 12:30pm for our regular networking event.

  • Free drink on arrival
  • Traditional Fish and Chips
  • Delicious Dessert
  • Tea/Coffee
  • Guest Speaker
  • Free Business Card Raffle

Only £18.00 per person Click to Book Now

or Call Courtney on 08431 66 88 66 Option 5

Visit to Oklahoma

Jude and Dave have recently returned back from the USA after working on a project for Centek at their Oklahoma site. The guys always enjoy visiting our customers and this was no exception. So thank you to all at Centek for making them welcome.

Heartlands Hospital Charity

Due to bad weather unfortunately the Heartlands Hospital Charity Christmas Party for children with diabetes was cancelled in December. Therefore we were so pleased to hear that the party had been re-scheduled and took place in January.

CSCM were honored to donate to the party and contribute to buying the children's Christmas gifts, it looks like a great time was had by all. If you would like to read more about the charity, please click here.

Four Months until GDPR by Jezz Gobran

Already over a month into the New Year, less than 4 months to go until the GDPR is upon us and we’ve already had the Head of the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre go on record to say that an attack on the nations critical national infrastructure is an “if” not a “when”. Lots to look forward to then…..from the bottom of a glass!

With both of those on the horizon, the GDPR we know about and the date it is coming, but the cyber-attack is much more unpredictable both in terms of timing and also delivery. So which are you going to get prepared for first, how will you prioritise and what will you do?

All key questions and actually preparing properly for the GDPR will also have you looking at and addressing your cyber security requirements. No doubt there will be measures that CSCM has spoken with you about, some you may have adopted and some you won’t have, just yet.

There are two key things I’d recommend, the first is a thorough risk assessment of the threats to your business through your information. I know, sounds like a dull and quick process, it’s not. The last one I did was just before Christmas and we came up with 60 very real risks, most, my client had not thought about. Know those risks and your approach to what and how you do things changes; it’s well worth doing.

The second and by far the biggest defence your business will have from an information security breach is staff awareness and training of what those threats are, how they are realised. It’s quite easy to turn what is for most organisations the biggest vulnerability into the biggest asset. Again, something that is well worth investing the time and money in.

Unfortunately sticking your head in the ground isn’t going to help, neither are going to go away or get any easier. Embrace it and only then will you be in a strong position.

If you would like to discuss any of the points above please get in touch. jgobran@i-Secured.co.uk

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A person who criticizes, judges or gives advice outside the area of their expertise
(Example of use - At night school I sit next to someone who is an ultracrepidarian, basically speaks like an expert on the subject of politics but really has very little knowledge.

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