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Are you looking for easy-to-understand yet empowering insight into the world of IT and digital technology? Our cyber blog covers comprehensive guides, in-depth discussions and detailed reports into the essential IT topics your business needs to know about. From cyber security and digital threats to executing IT strategy and digital transformation plans, our blog is your user-friendly window into the ever-changing world of business IT.

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The team at Optimising IT are award-winning experts, qualified across a range specialist areas including IT consultancy, cyber security, data compliance and more. Secure industry-leading insight and improve your business IT services with a group of senior IT figures proud to have over 100 years of combined experience in information technology.

Is There a Weak Link in Your Supply Chain?

Is There a Weak Link in Your Supply Chain?

Cyber Essentials should be your minimum threshold for any supplier. Any supplier handling or processing card payments on your behalf should implement the appropriate level of PCI DSS. Our Cyber-security team is helping an increasing number of organisations, by providing independent supplier security reviews and ongoing supplier management using our proven framework.

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Are All Information Security Standards Equal?

Are All Information Security Standards Equal?

Information security standards are good news for many reasons, not least of which I believe is their primary purpose – they offer assurance. The reason they offer assurance is that they have been drafted, reviewed and implemented by very competent, experienced and certified individuals and are recognised in the industry and public sector.

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Supply Chain Cyber Attacks

Supply Chain Cyber Attacks

With regulation authorities focusing on operational resilience, it’s never been more important for organisations to demonstrate how quickly they can recover from operational disruption. Even if your business is well protected from Cyber-attacks the same can’t always be said for your suppliers. Discover our top 4 tips for a robust supplier management strategy and how to manage Cyber risk to improve Cyber resilience documented in the Allianz 2020 Business Risk Barometer.

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What Is Shadow IT?

What Is Shadow IT?

What exactly is Shadow IT? Shadow IT is hardware or software that is predominately cloud-based and used by staff without IT’s knowledge, with no testing or approval given by IT or compliance.

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The Growing Threat of Email Hijacking

The Growing Threat of Email Hijacking

We asked Todd Gifford, our resident Information Security expert, for his take on the risks posed to small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) from email system hijacking (Otherwise known as Business Email Compromise). Here’s what he had to say on this growing security threat:

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