Demystifying GDPR myths and grey areas

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been the buzz word that is causing media hype and organisations across the globe. You can find myths and misconceptions around GDPR more than you can find factual information. This blog post will address some of the key myths that we have found.

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Going to Microsoft’s Ignite 2016 Conference? Check out Chris’s session

For those folks heading up to Microsoft’s Ignite session in Auckland from the 25th October, check out Chris’ session on Thursday 27th – “A practical approach to security in the cloud”.
As a teaser this is the abstract for the session: “Is your organisation or the one that you look after looking to take advantage of the benefits that cloud computing offers? Are you unsure how to address security in the cloud? Are you overwhelmed by the volume of contradictory advice and guidance? Do you need a practical approach to managing security risks when migrating to the cloud? If you answered “YES!” to any or all of these, then this is the session for you! You’ll leave this presentation with some real-world practical techniques for clearing both real and perceived security roadblocks to moving your organisation to the cloud.”


Risky Business

There is a significant focus within government agencies on the management of risks associated with the adoption of cloud services. This is to be expected as the general perception is that the “cloud” is risky and that adopting cloud services could result in bad outcomes.

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Whitelists & Blackhats

The news yesterday and Monday was all about Telecom’s Xtra service and Yahoo. The media were outraged on behalf of everyone and a number of commentators took to the airwaves to tell us just how bad this was.

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So What…?

We do a lot of risk assessments… a lot…. As a result, we spend a lot of time talking about risk, how it is measured and most importantly what it delivers for an organisation. We also do a lot of reading.

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