GDPR: A Business Challenge, Not Just A Data One

Rashmi Knowles | Posted 17.08.2017 | UK Tech
Rashmi Knowles

Brexit or not, the UK will be adopting the EU General Data Protection Regulation ("EU GDPR") and plans to update our own Data Protection Act. What does it mean for UK citizens and UK-based businesses? What is going to change? And why is it happening?

Are Young Mums Putting Their Futures At Risk?

Maddy Matthews | Posted 18.07.2017 | UK Parents
Maddy Matthews

A recent report by the Children's Commissioner named several groups of children who "put their futures at risk with their actions". Included in this list are the 36,000 mothers aged 19 and under who are living with their children. As you can imagine, I have a problem with this.

Acting On Data Protection

Charlie Mayes | Posted 19.06.2017 | UK Tech
Charlie Mayes

New legislation and changes to regulations such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) can be extremely daunting for both public and private sector organisations. One of the principal reasons for this is that many of these don't always have the necessary manpower and/or expertise, making the task in hand feel onerous.

We Should Learn From The NHS' Brush With Cyber Disaster

Dr Mils Hills | Posted 12.06.2017 | UK Tech
Dr Mils Hills

There are also wider lessons for any other business or organisation - given the dependency of all institutions on IT systems, the large numbers of users and devices that connect to those systems and the increasing requirement for 'always on' capability. This blog post will address five key observations that are aimed at stimulating planning and thinking.

Risk Assessments: The Surprising Connection Between Pregnancy And IT Security

Nicola Donnelly | Posted 12.06.2017 | UK Parents
Nicola Donnelly

At the same time as you are giving a long and wide-ranging do and don't list, you are tired, possibly nauseous, and being told to relax. Relax. While Googling your shopping list for safety. Nil by mouth suddenly looks like a good option - especially with the regular lectures about maintaining a healthy weight.

Talking Shop: Are We Worried About The Wrong Things?

Bronwyn Kunhardt | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK
Bronwyn Kunhardt

CC0 Public Domain (Source: Pexels) "People become attached to their burdens," wrote George Bernard Shaw in 1910, "sometimes more than the burdens are...

Was Swerving My Career Into The Digital World A Risk?

Simone Partner | Posted 03.03.2017 | UK
Simone Partner

Risk. What is even a risk? In the current world we live in it is no surprise that the word 'risk' is associated with something negative. With the popu...

The 'Sharent'. Are We Safe As Parent Bloggers? Do We Put Our Children And Selves At Risk?

Jade Lloyd | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK Parents
Jade Lloyd

As I scroll down the screen images of my son's sweet smile gaze back at me, as do the faces of other people's children. Happy, crying, sitting on the supermarket floor screaming. There they are. Through the blogsphere we share our lives, the pretty and the difficult. Are parent bloggers selfish?

The Risk In Caution: Acrylamide, Alcohol And Trump

Adam Staten | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK
Adam Staten

It was widely reported over the weekend that the British Medical Association has issued guidance to its members that they should not to refer to pregn...

Good Software Is Good Business - Invest Your Money Wisely

Vincent Delaroche | Posted 21.12.2016 | UK Tech
Vincent Delaroche

Software can be obscure, and its direct impact on the business is not always seen. However, with critical business operations relying more on software systems, it is essential for senior business executives to understand software risk and its implications.

RegTech - A Fad Or The Future Of Regulatory Compliance?

Mark Gossington | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Tech
Mark Gossington

RegTech refers to a number of different technology solutions that can address different aspects of the compliance landscape. Currently these solutions are focused on automating everyday compliance tasks and reducing operational risks associated with meeting compliance and reporting obligations.

Trust Vs Technology: The Rise Of Wearable Tech In The Workplace

Tom McQueen | Posted 16.09.2017 | UK Tech
Tom McQueen

In more general work situations, the question of requiring employees to wear devices to monitor their health and wellness or as a form of surveillance raises more difficult ethical issues. Working at a consultancy with a culture built on trust, I believe the future of work requires employers to give more trust to employees, not less.

Shortcomings in UK Government Review of Flooding

Bob Ward | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Politics
Bob Ward

One of the most important decisions facing the new UK Government is how to implement the recommendations of the National Flood Resilience Review, which was scheduled to be published this week.

Risking Lives and Preventing Death: The Tragedy of Ayeesha Smith

Karen Woodall | Posted 11.04.2017 | UK
Karen Woodall

The news this week that another toddler has been murdered by her mother brings yet another reminder that when it comes to child protection in the UK, ...

Changing Tables at Casino Royale...

Declan Curran | Posted 09.04.2017 | UK
Declan Curran

For now though, if you're into buying, renovating, developing or even just daydreaming about property, a handy lesson is this: don't be afraid to take some risks. Sometimes it's worth the gamble.

Tackling A Four Letter Word

Mags Deakin | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Parents
Mags Deakin

Being risk averse does not mean the primary focus is on the baby, there are many variables involved in a good outcome. A healthy baby does not mean that the mothers wishes have been ignored, to suggest that the two are mutually exclusive is irresponsible and does nothing to promote trust and respect between families and professionals.

Why Risk is Good and Why Children Should Tackle in Rugby

Adam Staten | Posted 03.03.2017 | UK Sport
Adam Staten

This open letter makes a valid point but those who have written it have focused only on the risk of injury in rugby and ignored all the positive benefits that rugby provides such as physical fitness, team work, resilience and risk tolerance. I agree that children and parents need to be aware of the risks of contact sports but, just because something is risky, doesn't mean it should be banned.

Brexit Risk Sparks UK Gold Rush

Adrian Ash | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK Politics
Adrian Ash

The Brexit debate has sparked a surge in the number of UK investors choosing to buy gold or defence. Whatever you think of staying or leaving, that looks a smart move as the uncertainty rises.

Trident Needs a Risk Assessment

Paul Ingram | Posted 12.11.2016 | UK Politics
Paul Ingram

Trident News Rumours are swirling around Britain's Trident renewal project as Parliament prepares for key announcements and a possible vote on the iss...

Are We Ready to Let the Wild Back In?

Chantal Lyons | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK
Chantal Lyons

There's no simple answer to the philosophical and perhaps even moral question of whether in removing risk we also remove meaning from our brief, potential-filled time on this planet. I don't share my habitat with crocodiles or elephants or tigers, or even boar. But I do know that the eye of that reef shark will be etched forever in my mind, and that I can't bear the thought of a world where no creature could ever make me afraid.

UK Nuclear Policy Now: Questions Remain

Paul Ingram | Posted 14.05.2016 | UK Politics
Paul Ingram

National security is deeply linked to the trajectories of nuclear proliferation, arms races and the success of diplomatic efforts to stem the tide. Future British governments would do well to maximise their efforts to develop a globally cooperative approach that undercuts the drivers of proliferation and reduces the salience nuclear weapons have to all states, and maximises the tendency in them all to act in a social responsible manner, with or without nuclear weapons. How they can do this effectively in the coming years must be at the top of their foreign policy agenda.

Twitter: A Platform From Which ISIS Shouts

Nigel Somerville MBE | Posted 07.05.2016 | UK Tech
Nigel Somerville MBE

Extremist use of Twitter represents an entirely new era for the Internet. They are the first group to step out onto social media and effectively play on the front foot. Undoubtedly, this has been a propaganda success for them.

Is Playing It Safe Worse Than Risking It All?

Emily Maguire | Posted 28.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Emily Maguire

What could have been of your life if you held your breath and jumped in with both feet into the unknown of your dream? A huge risk yes but isn't that better than just living in a world of comfortable?

Cybersecurity: 'Be Paranoid - It helps'

Caroline Hyde | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Tech
Caroline Hyde

Well, in the news they seem to be....and doesn't Sony know it. It is the latest big company to be thrown into the media spotlight as a result of highly embarrassing data breaches, reported to have occurred in both its Pictures and PlayStation units.

Staying Safe on Cyber Monday

David Emm | Posted 28.01.2015 | UK Tech
David Emm

Cyber Monday, which this year falls on 1 December, is one of the busiest online shopping days of the year - for consumers and fraudsters alike. With more and more of us living connected lives, less people are shopping on the high street.