Author: Ellie Hurst

No more Safe Harbour…..or Harbor..

No more Safe Harbour…..or Harbor..

European Court of Justice has ruled that transatlantic data sharing agreement is invalid. What does this mean for UK businesses that utilise US datacentres or Cloud services? Advent IM Director Mike Gillespie, “There are...

Ebay, phishing and why this could happen again anytime.

Ebay, phishing and why this could happen again anytime.

Our MD, Mike Gillespie was speaking on BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC Radio Scotland about this disastrous data breach. There will be audio files soon for those who want to hear his comment...

Cyber Security Skill Gap – Mike on the BBC

Cyber Security Skill Gap – Mike on the BBC

Mike Gillespie – the Advent IM MD and Director of Cyber Strategy and Research for The Security Institute, this week appeared on Radio 5 Live to talk about cybercrime, business and the skills gap...

Cyber Security For SMEs

Cyber Security For SMEs

Cyber Security for SMEs This is a link to the PDF of Mike Gillespie talking to The Sunday Times on this topic. Over 90% of UK businesses are SMEs this is vital area for...

Thinking about CLoud? Engage with Asset Owners first…

Thinking about CLoud? Engage with Asset Owners first…

A practical guide to Hybrid Cloud from Advent IM Director and Cyber Research and Security Director. Computer%20weekly%20Before%20Cloud%20engage%20stakeholders.pdf

2013 over the shoulder

2013 over the shoulder

Time for a bit of a look back…sort of The rise and rise of BYOD, the discovery that Ebay is not the appropriate place to divest yourself of NHS Patient data and the increase...

Data Protection and Temporary Workers – the Perfect Data Breach Storm?

Data Protection and Temporary Workers – the Perfect Data Breach Storm?

This morning bought Security News stories from around the globe as usual. One jumped out at me, not because it was unusual but because the wording highlighted to me some dangerous assumptions and errors...

The Advent IM boys are doing Movember

The Advent IM boys are doing Movember

Every day we see a little more of their Mo’s and every day the office goes a little more 70s ( I have even taken to doing a 70’s style guitar sound when they...

Process Card Payments? PCI-DSS and PA-DSS is changing

Process Card Payments? PCI-DSS and PA-DSS is changing

nticipated changes to the standard for payment card security have been announced and PCI Security Standards Council have issued some guidelines ahead of the final changes to help merchants get ahead y reviewing and...

Additions to the Information Security Mapping Tool

Additions to the Information Security Mapping Tool

Advent IM: ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Version 3.0 of the mapping tool released today We have today released version 3.0 of the popular and helpful ISO/IEC 27001:2013 mapping tool. This compares and maps controls, clauses and other...

Employee Surveillance and DPA

Employee Surveillance and DPA

We persuaded Mike to add his dulcet tones to the slides on Effective Employee Monitoring or Snooping…. If you woulld like a look/listen you can find it on slideshare.. http://www.slideshare.net/Advent_IM_Security

Changes to the Information Security Standard

Changes to the Information Security Standard

ISO27001 has undergone some changes and the new version was released earlier this week. Its always a bit tricky when and important standard changes. To try and help with the changes to clauses and...

Effective Employee Monitoring or Snooping?

Effective Employee Monitoring or Snooping?

Monitoring employees for potential disciplinary reasons is a standard part of the HR role, however a lack of awareness of how to do this within ICO guidelines and Data Protection best practice could end...

Social Engineering – a fascinating look from a real expert….

Social Engineering – a fascinating look from a real expert….

Readers of  the Advent IM blog will have encountered our security-based content on the concept of Social Engineering before. This post is a fascinating glimpse from a firsthand user – the pitfalls, the uses and the...

Guest post from Darlingtons Solicitors: Holistic and practical approach to business risks is best

Guest post from Darlingtons Solicitors: Holistic and practical approach to business risks is best

We would like to thank Darlingtons for this guest post on a business imperative.  Its always reassuring to have a legal perspective on Security. “As a law firm offering specialist advice in areas including employment...