Anna-Maria Vassiliou, Author at Charterhouse Muller
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If you’re a fan of Netflix, or of documentaries, then you’ve probably already heard of, if not seen, ‘The Great Hack’. It’s one of Netflix’s biggest documentary drops this year, and focusses around the way Cambridge Analytica used data, and how they came to symbolise the darker side of social media in the light of the 106 US presidential election. If you’ve not already watched...

The biggest risk most of us face is no longer a thief stealing your car or breaking into your house, now the danger is in data. With more and more businesses choosing to go paperless there is an endless amount of information stored on various devices. This can make it easier for data thieves to access and use this data. And with changing legislation and...

We talk a lot about data destruction in our blogs, but it occurred to us that we’ve never really taken a deep dive into what that means – and more importantly, what that means for your business. After all, data destruction can be defined in a lot of ways, from wiping hard drives to shredding paper. ...

In the 1980s, computers started to make a big impact on the world. Just 15 years later, they had become a staple in every household and business, with no signs of slowing down. Now there are over 2 billion computers in use around the world, and over 5.3 billion mobile devices. But despite all of this popularity, many people still don’t put a lot of...

As the world moves more and more into digital, new technologies are helping us move confidential data away from paper and into the digital space. That means online data security is becoming more of a concern for business owners – especially with the threat of GDPR looming over them! ...

We all know that recycling is a great way to help the environment, but many don’t realise how much recycling and re-using can actually accomplish. By recycling old equipment, what you’re doing is reducing the amount of raw material that needs to be taken from the earth to create and produce new items. When you recycle, the packaging or product that you’ve recycled is broken...

ISO 20071 is an international standard that defines the requirements of any ISMS; which stands for “Information Security Management System”. This system is a set of policies that manage potential information risks, such as data theft or cyber attacks.  For an individual or company to have the ISO 20071 certification, they are showing that they are currently using the best version of information security for the...

When IT vendors announce End of Life status for their products, businesses and IT administrators tend to panic. If they use that equipment, they see the announcement as the death of that hardware, and start to look at ways they can afford to replace it on short notice while avoiding unnecessary downtime. But then, the same vendors announce EoSL status for the same equipment, and...

We all know by now that our computers, laptops, servers and mobile phones all contain personal data. Heck, it’s part of the reasons we love them so much – having everything linked together is very convenient for the types of lives we lead. And because we know the risks involved with holding that data on those devices, we take steps to make sure that data...

If you’ve ever watched the hit TV show ‘Breaking Bad’, you’ll already know that yes, technically it is possible to destroy the data on a hard drive with a magnet. But you will also know that the magnetic force required to do will also destroy pretty much everything else around it – including the computer itself. ...