Why Accountants Need Cyber Essentials…

2019-01-25T15:55:37+00:00 November 27th, 2018|Company News, Compliance, Cyber Essentials, Security and Threats|

For those that may not be aware, there is a government backed standard for cyber security, called Cyber Essentials. It is, in simple terms, a way for businesses to demonstrate a responsible approach to cyber security, protecting both themselves and their clients. Cyber security is something we all need to take seriously: currently around half [...]

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The post GDPR landscape: Our findings

2018-09-26T09:32:37+00:00 September 26th, 2018|Compliance, GDPR|

With the panic over to ‘comply’ with GDPR, it is seen as becoming more of a day to day compliance matter.  Of course, this assumes that organisations have the correct processes embedded in their day to day business and their staff are trained on and aware of the implications.  We still find there are many [...]

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What is Cyber Essentials and why does my Law firm need to have it?

2018-09-26T10:37:00+00:00 July 26th, 2018|Compliance, GDPR, Security and Threats|

If you are reading this article there is a good chance you already know what Cyber Essentials is.  For those that do not, Cyber Essentials is a UK Government backed standard for business cyber security which helps you guard against the most common Cyber Security threats. In fact experts believe that by adopting Cyber Essentials [...]

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May 2018: A Game Changing Month for Data

2018-05-23T09:33:32+00:00 May 23rd, 2018|Compliance, Tips and Advice|

From “I’m sorry to see you go”, to “Urgent: Take action NOW!”, inboxes around the world are awash with panicked attempts to comply with GDPR and hold onto as many customer contact details as possible. Some companies, such as JD Wetherspoon, opted to save itself the trouble and deleted the entire database. They made more [...]

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Is Regulation a Friend or Foe?

2018-06-06T10:59:26+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|Compliance|

For many organisations big data presents challenges and opportunities. No more so than in the financial services sector where the regulatory landscape provides an additional level of complexity. Many FS institutions are so overwhelmed by legislative requirements that they have few resources left to exploit their data for profitable ends. If your organisation feels like [...]

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GDPR: Good News for Financial Services

2017-12-13T10:42:35+00:00 December 8th, 2017|Compliance|

Spoiler alert! This is not another one of those articles about GDPR designed to put CEOs, Compliance Officers and CISCOs into a state of panic about how to get their business compliant by May 2018. No, instead this post is actually about why GDPR could be a good thing for the financial services industry, and [...]

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Tech regulation in Financial Services should not be that challenging

2017-12-07T13:00:58+00:00 October 25th, 2017|Compliance|

If you are in Operations or a Compliance Officer in Financial Services, it’s a busy and confusing time at the moment. MIFID II comes into effect in Early 2018, followed by the less well understood and somewhat mysterious beast that is GDPR. And all this is set against a backdrop of a seemingly ever increasing [...]

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Would you trust Apple’s X rated facial recognition software?

2017-12-06T19:43:45+00:00 September 28th, 2017|Compliance, Security and Threats|

So we have had the annual hype-fest about the latest set of new Apple products - chief amongst which is the new iPhone X. A lot has been said and written about the new features, in particular the new facial recognition software which Apple claims is 20x more secure than its touch ID. As far [...]

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MiFID II and the impact on Financial Services

2017-08-08T16:24:42+00:00 August 8th, 2017|Compliance|

“Your call will be recorded for…” Transparency is an important and desirable feature of financial services today; helping to ensure that customers get fairer outcomes from the decisions they make about financial products and services. To this end, most FS firms have measures in place to record and store phone calls, emails and document face-to-face [...]

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MiFID II – 6 months to go – Are you ready?

2017-08-07T11:01:36+00:00 July 5th, 2017|Compliance|

MiFID II The MiFID (Markets in Financial Instruments Directive) is the EU legislation which applies to financial services firms involved in investment services and activities. The original legislation was applied in the UK in November 2007 and was intended to result in a more transparent and balanced marketplace across the EU. MiFID II, [...]

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