Month: April 2018

Month: April 2018

Are Organisations Getting their Pen Test BADLY Wrong?!
12/04/2018 CISO Blog, Security Advisory Blog EditoratLarge

The whole point of penetration testing (pen testing) is to identify how vulnerable an organisation’s technology infrastructure is to attack. I suspect, however, anecdotally, that a lot of organisations have lost sight of this goal and are now opting for a; vendor-led, paint-by-numbers pen test consisting of maybe one of two high-profile Internet-facing applications. I’m not saying this is a systemic issue but from my observation over the last few years, it seems this approach to pen testing is pretty widespread and I think we desperately need a return to pen testing’s ethical hacking roots…

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GDPR Process Inventory – 7 items to record
12/04/2018 DPO Blog EditoratLarge

As a Controller, it is pretty challenging to meet the requirements of GDPR without great records detailing where, what and how personal data is processed. If you’re an organisation with more than 250 employees, there is a requirement to document your processing activities (See Article 30) but if you’re one of those organisations with less than 250 people, then you have a [partial] get-out-of-jail card. The thing is, even if it’s not mandatory, it’s still incredibly useful to document processing activities. This will help you comply with all the other aspects of GDPR you are still ‘on-the-hook’ for. In this brief article, we will look at 7 items which all organisations – small or big – should (or in certain cases must) include in an inventory of their processing activities.

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