GDPR countdown: How do financial services strike the balance?

Chris HunterGDPR, General Interest, News, Security

As part of HM Network’s regular series of GDPR countdown blogs, Director Martin McAleer explores the effect of the regulation updates on financial services companies. Financial Service companies will be experiencing a double bout of regulation updates with Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II) coming into force in January 2018 and GDPR in May 2018. This makes a heady cocktail for any … Read More

Be “Social”

Chris HunterGeneral Interest, News, social event

HM Network presents “SOCIAL” A new networking event now held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month (as of November 2017)   Venue: Fives Bar Guildhall Street Preston. (Normally on 3rd floor unless otherwise advised) A relaxed networking event that brings professional people who’s paths may not normally cross together. Professional people – new talent from university people – creative … Read More

GDPR countdown: Making your staff ‘data aware’

Chris HunterGDPR, General Interest, News, Security

As part of his regular blog counting down to the introduction of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Chris Hunter of HM Network focuses on what steps businesses can take to address their biggest data risk – their staff.  Another few weeks have passed since our last encounter, and hopefully you’re making progress with your GDPR preparations with just 32 weeks … Read More

38 weeks until GDPR… Checklist: Steps Towards Compliance

Chris HunterGDPR, General Interest, News

As part of his regular blog counting down to the introduction of the General Data Protection Review (GDPR), Chris Hunter of HM Network, advises that businesses use a checklist to make sure they are on the right path.  We have been asked by businesses of all shapes and sizes, what steps should be taken towards becoming GDPR compliant? This week … Read More

40 weeks to go until GDPR… Separating fact from fiction

Chris HunterGDPR, General Interest, News

It is not being implemented as a barrier to business. Minimal rules on gathering or reusing our personal data have created markets for databases – about us… GDPR is actually a wake up call. A lot of what it covers is common sense – things that organisations should already do, not something that has come from nowhere and for no … Read More

42 Weeks to go… are you preparing?

Chris HunterGDPR, General Interest, News

People talk about “making time to do things”. We all know that time is precious in both personal life and in business, but time is something that ticks away and is something that we can’t get back. A fortnight has slipped by already and we are two weeks closer to the 25th May 2018 deadline for GDPR. Hopefully, this period … Read More

A Solution To Your GDPR Questions?

Chris HunterUncategorized

You will no doubt be aware that GDPR is not just IT / Cyber related, so the sterling work your IT team are doing will account for around for a 10% of what’s needed. Thinking about the other 90%… In relation to your Data Protection Officer / nominated compliance person, what tools did you decide to use in order to … Read More

Double Bandwidth Offer Extended – July 2017

Chris HunterGeneral Interest, Internet access, News, Offers

This is a superb offer from one the UK’s best established carriers : BT A real world example of how BTnet can improve customer connectivity – we have recently increased an education customers on site bandwidth by a huge 3322% on this Double Up Offer. This type of bandwidth can enable a school to deliver a more immersive learning experience … Read More

Device Security… are you taking it seriously?

Chris HunterGeneral Interest, News, Security

Unless you have been living in an alternate reality recently, you will have heard about the WANNACRY malware attack. The one so big that it affected organisations around the world, including our very own NHS in the UK. It is important to note that it’s not just threats from the internet we need to be concerned about. We also need … Read More