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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Supply chain risk management is not a new concept; but in recent times the issue has come to the fore, primarily driven by cyber security, but also regulatory compliance. Like for many other types of risk (e.g. financial, operational), it’s important for organisations to build in resilience against supply chain risk too, given its the […]

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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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Increasingly, corporate legal departments are deploying document and email management systems.  This technology has become essential for lawyers’ day today activities. Simultaneously, lawyers are recognising the need for better collaboration, both internally and with outside legal counsel, as well as the ability to reuse and re purpose information.  They don’t want to unnecessarily ‘reinvent the […]

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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 Master is a case in point. The breach was caused by malware that infected a customer […]

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Phishing attacks as we know, are malicious and orchestrated by external parties. Often due to their sophistication, despite the best efforts on the part of employees, criminals manage to trick them into giving access to business-critical and/or sensitive information. Therefore, the importance of continuous staff awareness and training cannot be emphasised enough. Pessimistic security Equally, […]

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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 ‘Cybersecurity: […]

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The Ascertus Security Thought Leadership Series Minimising Risk of Inadvertent Insider Threat Digital transformation today is a no brainer for organisations, but research shows that such initiatives are putting their sensitive data at risk. This is caused – mostly inadvertently – by the ease of access to information, enabled by modern technology adoption, that in […]

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DNV GL case study

Headquartered in Oslo, Norway, DNV GL is the leading provider of risk management and quality assurance services to the maritime, oil and gas, and power and renewables industries. The company is also a global leader in certifying management systems of companies across all types of industries, including healthcare, food and beverage, automotive and aerospace. DNV […]

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