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  • Remote and Mobile Working Blog Post

How to Protect Yourself When Remote and Mobile Working

With the holidays approaching many people might be looking at the safety of remote and home working.

Mobile working and remote system access offers great business benefits but exposes new risks that need to be managed. You should establish risk-based policies and procedures that support mobile working or remote access to systems that are applicable to […]

  • MiFID II The clock is ticking

The clock is ticking… are you ready for MiFID II?

Coming into force on 3rd January 2018.
The Markets in Financial Instruments Directive, commonly known as MiFID II, is due to come into force in January 2018. First introduced by the EU in response to the 2008 financial crisis, MiFID is a set of sweeping reforms for the financial industry designed to prevent history from repeating […]

  • Network Security

Network Security What is the risk?

Everyone knows the phrase ‘Network Security’ but what does it actually mean? What is the risk if business networks are not secure?

It is not only external but internal threats that networks need to be protected against. Organisations that fail to protect their networks appropriately could be subject to a number of risks, including:

Exploitation of […]

  • Reducing the impact of a cyber attack

Cyber Attacks – Reducing the Impact

Reducing the impact helps organisations understand what a common cyber attack looks like and explains why all organisations should establish basic security controls and processes, to protect themselves from such attacks.
The Threat Landscape
Before investing in defences, many organisations often want concrete evidence that they are, or will be targeted, by specific threats. Unfortunately, in cyberspace, […]

VSL Security as a Service

VSL Security as a Service Stop viruses, spyware, worms, Trojans, keyloggers, and more before they enter your network, with an all-in-one, comprehensive network protection. VSL can provide you with network security and protect your network from a wide range of emerging threats.
Block threats before they enter your network
Entry points into your network may now include […]

7 things to do in preparation for the GDPR

What should you be doing in preparation for GDPR? The GDPR introduces tougher fines for non-compliance and breaches for all business sizes and gives customers more control over what businesses can do with their data. It also makes data protection consistent throughout the EU.

Post-Brexit, it has been confirmed that the UK will still be adopting […]

  • Secure Network Connections

Network Security Explained

Network Security
The connections from your networks to the Internet, and other partner networks, expose your systems and technologies to attack. By creating and implementing some simple policies and appropriate architectural and technical responses, you can reduce the chances of these attacks succeeding (or causing harm to your organisation).

Your organisation’s networks almost certainly span many sites, […]

  • Keeping Children Safe in Education Guidance

The Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) statutory guidance makes online safety a critical safeguarding issue.

KCSIE Guidance
Safeguarding is not a new issue for schools but the demands of keeping children and young people safe have grown significantly over the last 10 years. It used to be that abuse was traditionally focused on children in vulnerable groups but the growth in the use of the internet and widespread access to social […]

  • School Prevent Duty Act

How VSL can help your school comply with the Prevent Duty Act

Under the Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015 the Prevent Duty Act places an obligation on education institutions to have “due regard to the need to prevent individuals from being drawn into terrorism”.

More than ever it is essential that schools and educational establishments have the correct filtering and security in place to safeguard their students […]

  • Cyber Security Laws 2018

UK Cyber Security Laws are Changing with GDPR and MiFID II

The cyber security industry is evolving, there are new laws coming into effect in early 2018. Designed to protect customers and companies alike. They are names that you might have heard of but are unsure of how the effect your business. Here is a short explanation of two of the laws;
In January 2018, MiFID II […]