data protection

Protecting your business from cyber threats

Did you know that cyber attackers can use publicly available information about your business and employees to make their attacks more successful? Information is often gleaned from websites and public social media accounts.

To make it more difficult for attackers to target your business, there are a few steps that you can take to prevent your business being so forthcoming with important data to assist a cyber-attack:

‘Meet the team’ pages: useful to add personality to your business but an absolute Pandora’s box for those with malicious intent! If an attacker has details of...

GDPR Seminar

Event Date: 
05/12/2017 - 9:30am
Taurus, Exeter, EX2 7NR

Guest Speaker: Tom Chartres-Moore, IP and IT Solicitor at Stephens Scown

Is your data strategy compliant with the new GDPR regulations coming into force in May 2018?

Held at the newly expanded Taurus premises, this morning seminar will provide an all-round view of the GDPR legislation and how it will impact your business.

Guest speaker Tom Chartres-Moore will cover:

  • Dispelling GDPR myths - what it means on a day to day basis
  • GDPR for IT strategists - how GDPR affects IT
  • GDPR and HR issues - reducing the risk of human error
  • ...

Data protection law overhaul – are SW firms ready?

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 02/15/2017 - 8:44am

Devon businesses could risk seven figure fines by falling foul of new data protection rules, according to a local expert. A survey carried out at the recent Cyber Security Awareness Week in Exeter showed that none of the attendees were ready for the new law, with half yet to take any action to prepare. The General Data Protection Regulation 2016 (GDPR) will come into force in 2018, bringing major changes to the data protection laws, along with fines of up to two million Euros or 4% of worldwide turnover. The UK is a leading the way on data protection and the government has confirmed the...

GDPR Workshop, Primer for Business Managers

Event Date: 
02/03/2017 - 8:30am
The Exeter Science Park Centre, 6 Babbage Way, Exeter EX5 2FN

A short workshop for SME business managers, after which you will understand the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and its commercial impact.

The GDPR represents a fundamental change in the market, and as any businessperson knows, change equals opportunity. So while we will look at the GDPR as a new compliance risk, we will also look at what market change the GDPR is trying to drive, how this impacts business and what opportunities it creates for those that see change as commercial opportunity.

Delegate Outcomes

Understand the principles of the GDPR...

Free confidential shredding event

Businesses and residents throughout Exeter are invited to drop off sacks of confidential waste to be shredded free of charge at a one-day event at Exeter City Football Club car park on Thursday 28 January, from 10am to 4pm.

The event is hosted by recycling and waste specialists, Coastal Recycling, who offer a confidential waste shredding service to keep Devon SMEs compliant and safe. They are facilitating the free confidential shredding day to mark European Data Protection Day 2016.

The confidential shredding service from Coastal Recycling offers a corporate solution to...