In the last year, global e-commerce has jumped to over $26.7 trillion, accelerated by COVID-19 according to United Nations UN News. It all sounds like great news for the economy, however fraudsters are following this upward trend and adapting their scams.

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As the risks associated with cyberattacks and data breaches continue to increase, information security has become a critical issue for every organisation. An effective approach should help defend against both external attacks and common internal threats such as accidental breaches and human error.

ISO 27001 is the international standard that provides the specification for an information security management system (ISMS). This is a systematic approach consisting of people, processes and technology that helps you protect and manage all your organisations information through risk management.

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Starting a new job can be one of the most stressful situations we encounter as adults.

When you throw starting your very first job after leaving education into the mix, whilst in the middle of a pandemic, it is a hard call over whether the interview process or the first day was the most nerve-wracking.

Way back in 2007, while presenting a seminar in Prague, someone asked me for my prediction on when SS7 would no longer be in use. My answer was suitably vague, but something on the lines of, “at least 10 to 15 years.” Ten years on, I wasn’t wrong. Still, I may not be right. SS7 is showing its age, but it’s not about to draw its pension just yet.

You might think that fax would be as extinct as the Martinique Parrot. That parrot vanished in the 17th Century. Fax was invented two hundred years later, by the Scottish clockmaker, Alexander Bain. It took a while though, until the late 20th Century, for facsimile machines to become popular. However, if the lack of commentary by the majority of today’s technology observers is anything to go by, you’d be forgiven for thinking it too had died out. The truth is that it remains extant, and it shows little sign of going the way of the Martinique.

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