COVID-19 has proven to be a real test of firms’ agility and ability to stay operational during this unprecedented lockdown. Thus far, for many firms, the focus has been on business continuity and internal re-organisation – ensuring employees have the tools they need to work from home, access to business information and such. However, now […]

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IT projects are often fraught with challenges, both technological/infrastructural and cultural. While the former is eventually resolved, it’s the latter type of challenge that has more far reaching implications. An IT project – regardless of how ‘game-changing’ for the business it promises to be on paper – without user adoption, it’s naught! Here are six […]

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Mobile-based apps, telematics and the Internet of Things, among others, are all technological advancements that have delivered great convenience to us as consumers. The in-car information systems serve as excellent tools for communication, vehicle tracking, maintenance and servicing. For the individuals, the connectivity they offer make them exceptional entertainment, mobility and physical security instruments. But […]

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The Ascertus Security Thought Leadership SeriesCyber Security Help is at Hand!In this Ascertus blog series, several cyber security issues have been addressed including insider threat, ransomware, phishing and supply chain risk. Clearly, there’s a human impact emanating from cybercrime, which has been well-articulated in this series too.   The National Cyber Security Centre has formed […]

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Technological advancements have made a profound impact in all aspect of our lives. And as a result, many businesses are pushing forward with their digital agendas. Digitisation has made its way into the legal system, too. The UK government published its policy paper in 2017, setting out how to develop a world-leading digital economy that […]

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Ben Mitchell, VP Global Commercial Operations at DocsCorp, advocates for a ‘glass half empty’ approach to data security and protection. Generally, pessimism is not something I’d encourage. In many of life’s challenges, optimism can make it easier to cope and influence the outcome for the better. And, let’s face it, no one likes the person […]

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We all know the importance of good personal health, right? For instance, weight loss reduces the risk of heart disease, blood pressure and diabetes, and can extend an individual’s lifespan. But we still eat burgers and fatty foods – perhaps until something drastic happens to our health, which is when we act. Similarly, smoking significantly […]

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The Ascertus Security Thought Leadership Series Supply Chain Risk Comes from Software and Physical Service Providers Supplier risk is a growing concern today and organisations need to look at third party risk more comprehensively. Regardless of in which organisation the breach occurs, the reputational damage is borne by the firm that holds the data. Ticket […]

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The Ascertus Security Thought Leadership Series Phishing and Ransomware are Linked – Here’s What Law Firms Should be Thinking About The sophistication with which cyber criminals are using social engineering to trick people to divulge sensitive and confidential information is growing not only in volume, but also technique. As noted in The Law Society article […]

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Cultural Security

The Ascertus Security Thought Leadership Series Security Awareness and Training on ‘Accidental’ Risks Key to Minimising Insider Threat Insider threat is growing, especially as law firms increasingly adopt newer digital technologies to conduct business. According to the Ponemon Institute, two out of three insider threat incidents occur by accident. The most common cause of insider […]

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