The Journey Continues

GDPR & Data Protection Act 2018It's been a busy few months preparing for and celebrating the enforcement of both sets of legislation.  Why both? Well if you are a UK entity then they need to be used side by side from now on.The journey continues for...

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User Roles

If ever there has been a reason to re-check your security setup, in particular user 'roles' in WordPress it's now; as the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) issues a monetary penalty (fine) of £400,000 against a UK firm who failed to take appropriate...

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Inadequate Privacy Policies

Privacy Policies Providing individuals with information about how you or your organisation propose to use the information they provide has been a requirement of the data protection & privacy legislation for many years. However a recent initiative by the...

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Understanding Your Tables

As a child I can remember my parents explaining the importance of knowing my tables.  Yes at that age they relating to my multiplication tables and mathematics. In this digital age the sentiment is the same but the subject matter now relates to database tables, in...

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The Journey Continues

GDPR & Data Protection Act 2018It's been a busy few months preparing for and celebrating the enforcement of both sets of legislation.  Why both? Well if you are a UK entity then they need to be used side by side from now on.The journey continues for...

User Roles

If ever there has been a reason to re-check your security setup, in particular user 'roles' in WordPress it's now; as the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) issues a monetary penalty (fine) of £400,000 against a UK firm who failed to take appropriate...

Inadequate Privacy Policies

Privacy Policies Providing individuals with information about how you or your organisation propose to use the information they provide has been a requirement of the data protection & privacy legislation for many years. However a recent initiative by the...

The Aftermath of a Data Breach

Regulator issues fine after data breach A UK firm, based in Berkshire falls foul of the data protection legislation, after it suffered a cyber-attack having failed to take appropriate technical measures against the unauthorised or unlawful processing of...

Privacy Notices Under GDPR

What Is GDPR Again? The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) are there to ensure that personal data is processed in a transparent, compliant way and that data breaches in whatever guise occur with less frequency. They also introduce a duty on all organisations...

Hacking Statistics At A Glance

43% Of Corporate Hacks Target Small Businesses Cyber Attacks On Small Businesses Rise 300% in 2016, according to Symantec 60% of hacked companies are out of business in 6 months. 2014 - 60% 2015 - 140% 2016 - 300%   Protect Your Business, Brand and Reputation Security...

Using A Pound To Your Advantage

Strengthen Your Password - Use The Pound Using a strong password is common advice, but how many of us adhere to it? Do not use an easy to guess password, it isn’t rocket science.  Try to avoid using any personal information in your password; if your website has links...

Vulnerability Monitoring

From 1st March 2017, wPUPdate.co.uk will be including a vulnerability checker into their portfolio of WordPress managed care packages. Using the latest up to date information from the WPScan (Sucuri) Vulnerability Database, site owners will be alerted about theme and...

Fix and Repair Hacked WordPress Sites

If you were affected by the vulnerabilities identified in WordPress releases < 4.7.2 and had pages defaced here are the steps required to fix it. Log in to your site and upgrade to the latest WordPress Version Go to your latest blog posts or articles and revert them...

Plugin Statistics

Maintaining WordPress is Important Updating your WordPress Plugins and Core is essential to ensure your website does not become vulnerable to unwelcome visitors.  If you collect personal data from your site's visitors (newsletter, membership/subscription service,...
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