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  • There’s a fast evolving area of responsibility about which some directors know very little and for which they can be held personally liable – the protection of data and real world security. This half day workshop with The Institute of Directors focuses on what directors need to do to protect their own personal positions on this issue. After all, in the space of only a year, (Q2 2018 – 2019) 16 directors were banned from holding office for a total of more than 100 years due to GDPR breaches. It’s important too that you don’t see this as just an IT issue.  ...
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  • Hospitality is a significant sector for the UK, employing 3.2 million people in 2017* and contributing £72 billion of Gross Value Added (GVA)* to the UK economy in the same year. And as the cream of the country’s hospitality leadership gathered at The Gleneagles Hotel recently, the sector’s responsibilities for security in an era of evolving digital threat came under the spotlight. Stephen Jardine, one of Scotland’s best known journalists, hosted the Hospitality Industry Trust Scotland’s’ (HIT Scotland) inaugural leadership event and Alan Greig, Managing Director of Net-Defence, had the privilege of addressing the experienced audience to educate delegates ...
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  • There’s a fast evolving area of responsibility about which some directors know very little and for which they can be held personally liable – the protection of data. Net-Defence is delivering workshops for the Institute of Directors [IOD] to support education on avoiding a Director’s data duties downfall in an era of evolving digital threat. Debra Cairns, Governance specialist at Net-Defence explores some risk areas for Directors, their legal accountabilities and urban myths; “We all know that being a director of a business is a responsible role. You’re accountable for steering the strategy of the company and for ensuring that ...
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  • Often it’s your own people who hold the key to your data security. In a recent BBC Radio Newcastle interview, Alan Greig, Managing Director of Net-Defence, gave some insights on how it’s not enough to simply rely on technical solutions to ensure real world security: “When I tell people that I run a technical security company they invariably visualise me busying myself in some darkened dungeon surrounded by multiple computer screens; lights blinking and cooling fans whirring away as I hunch over my keyboard entering unintelligible code as I search for bad guys on the internet. Nothing could be further ...
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  • Here at Net-Defence, part of Ogilvie Group, we are proud supporters of wellbeing in the workplace. We run numerous wellbeing activities across our team sites in Stirling and Newcastle including Mental Health awareness training sessions, lunchtime walks, yoga and pilates sessions. May 2019’s Mental Health Awareness week ran 13th-19th May, which was run alongside the Mental Health FoundationHeads Together and This is Me. Numerous activities  were arranged across the business, which included the “Big Walk” on Wednesday 15th May and a “Wellbeing Breakfast” on Friday 17th May. These events coincided with new initiatives recently produced to help support and improve the mental ...
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