GDPR: The Silver Lining

ARE there four letters presently capable of generating greater fear and anxiety for organisations around the world than GDPR? Colin Tankard, managing director, Digital Pathways, seeks to alleviate those concerns The majority of conversations surrounding the imminent arrival of GDPR – General Data Protection Regulation – strike a tone similar to the way citizens were […]

GDPR: new warning about data security, including job applications

There’s a new warning being issued for estate agents and all other businesses to ensure they are prepared for the General Data Protection Regulation, coming into effect on May 25 this year. GDPR will impact how agents collect data from prospective clients in-branch, over the telephone, and how they communicate with portal leads. In practical terms it means […]

Securing email is essential

Colin Tankard, Managing Director, Digital Pathways, examines why email is now such an essential communications and collaboration tool for both employees and consumers According to the Radicati Group, there are currently more than 3.7 billion people using email on a worldwide basis, which it estimates will grow to more than 4.1 billion by the end […]

Content filtering a potential challenge in digital single market

The proposed digital single market directive is intended to harmonise e-commerce and copyright throughout the European Union, but concerns have been raised over the technological impact this would have on UK industry Cloud storage providers often use encryption to protect their users’ content, which could hinder content filtering. “Dropbox and other cloud storage providers talk […]

Predictions for the Data Security Market in 2018

November 2017 by Colin Tankard, Managing Director of data security company, Digital Pathways 2017 was another year of major data loss and hacks. These breaches have increased pressure on business and individuals alike, to clearly focus on the importance of securing data. Whether the warnings are heeded, remains to be seen. Colin Tankard, Managing Director […]

Uber Disaster: Here We Go Again

The revelation that the data of some 57 million Uber customers and drivers has been leaked, with the company then paying the hackers $100,000 to delete the data and keep quiet about it, has come as yet another ‘nail in the coffin’ to the data security strategies employed by business – both large and small. […]

BYOE: New kid on the block

The cloud has opened up incredible opportunities and efficiency for businesses. However, with these opportunities there is also an increase in security risks. How can you be sure your data is safe in the cloud? traditional ways of protecting data, such as passwords, firewalls and other defensive strategies are no longer enough. For greater protection, […]

Are you scared of the dark?

“The websites that operate on the dark web don’t look like the sort of thing you might normally access online, according to Colin Tankard, managing director at cyber-security consultancy Digital Pathways.” Online Safety Special Most teachers will have heard of it – and probably associate it with criminal activity – but, asks Simon Creasey, is […]