Tags: Security

Bosses increasingly using CCTV to spy on workers

Increasing numbers of workers are being watched by their bosses via CCTV in their place of work, and it’s making them feel under-valued and not trusted. Those are the findings of a survey carried out by leading camera installation and servicing company CCTV.co.uk, which concludes that overuse of the technology has damaging implications for workplace…

Third of job-seekers untroubled by privacy issues

A new survey by Hays suggests that more than a third of job-hunters don’t believe employers would look at their social media profiles. The survey of over 770 people revealed that 36% of respondents thought employers wouldn’t attempt to view their profiles, and therefore made no changes to their social media habits when job-seeking. However…

UK SMEs getting worse at protecting private information

Staff not trained on information security procedure and protocols More than ¾ firms not disposing of electronic storage devices properly Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the UK are not taking basic precautions to protect confidential data because they still do not believe that losing private information will have any impact on their business, according…

First NHS organisation fined by ICO

The first NHS organisation has been served a monetary penalty of £70,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) following a serious breach of the Data Protection Act. The Aneurin Bevan Health Board (ABHB) was issued with a penalty of £70,000 after a sensitive report – containing explicit details relating to a patient’s health – was…

Directors use council employee to access tenants’ details

A Slough letting agent and one of its directors who unlawfully obtained details about their tenants from a rogue employee at Slough Borough Council have been found guilty of committing offences under Section 55 of the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA). At Reading Magistrates, SAI Property Investments Limited, trading as IPS Property Services and represented…

Social networking seen as a major risk to personal and corporate security

One in six (17%) UK employees consider social networking such as Facebook and LinkedIn a major risk to corporate security, according to new research from global risk consultancy Protiviti. The research also found that three in ten (28%) believe that social networks such as Facebook and LinkedIn pose a real risk to their own personal…

IT Governance Launches Course To Help Companies

IT Governance (ITG), the one-stop shop for information security expertise, is launching a series of information security management system (ISMS) training courses for companies already compliant with the ISO27001 standard but needing to keep evolving their defences. Alan Calder, Chief Executive of ITG, says: ‘Gaining ISO27001 certification is one thing, but what next? ISO27001 is…

G4S have developed a new service that aims to help employers in key business sectors ensure safer working environments, cutting accidents and improving the bottom line. Andy Lane, at G4S Regional Security, part of G4S Secure Solutions, said: “The misuse of alcohol and drugs can have a severe impact on business performance. It can, for…

UK launches new data code of practice

The Information Commissioner’s office (ICO) has recently published a new code of practice to help organisations manage their data sharing appropriately. The code is about different types of disclosure, often involving many organisations and very complex information chains; chains that grow ever longer, crossing organisational and even national boundaries. Under the right circumstances and for…