Fundamentally, records management is about information governance, which in turn – given all the regulatory scrutiny that exists today – is key to minimising operational risk. Due to the continuous and exponential growth of data in a variety of formats, a manual approach to records management is likely to be a losing battle. On the […]

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The Ascertus Security Thought Leadership SeriesCyber Security Help is at Hand!In this Ascertus blog series, several cyber security issues have been addressed including insider threat, ransomware, phishing and supply chain risk. Clearly, there’s a human impact emanating from cybercrime, which has been well-articulated in this series too.   The National Cyber Security Centre has formed […]

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Technological advancements have made a profound impact in all aspect of our lives. And as a result, many businesses are pushing forward with their digital agendas. Digitisation has made its way into the legal system, too. The UK government published its policy paper in 2017, setting out how to develop a world-leading digital economy that […]

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Ben Mitchell, VP Global Commercial Operations at DocsCorp, advocates for a ‘glass half empty’ approach to data security and protection. Generally, pessimism is not something I’d encourage. In many of life’s challenges, optimism can make it easier to cope and influence the outcome for the better. And, let’s face it, no one likes the person […]

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We all know the importance of good personal health, right? For instance, weight loss reduces the risk of heart disease, blood pressure and diabetes, and can extend an individual’s lifespan. But we still eat burgers and fatty foods – perhaps until something drastic happens to our health, which is when we act. Similarly, smoking significantly […]

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Supply chain risk management is not a new concept; but in recent times the issue has come to the fore, primarily driven by cyber security, but also regulatory compliance. Like for many other types of risk (e.g. financial, operational), it’s important for organisations to build in resilience against supply chain risk too, given its the […]

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Increasingly, corporate legal departments are deploying document and email management systems.  This technology has become essential for lawyers’ day today activities. Simultaneously, lawyers are recognising the need for better collaboration, both internally and with outside legal counsel, as well as the ability to reuse and re purpose information.  They don’t want to unnecessarily ‘reinvent the […]

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The Ascertus Security Thought Leadership Series Supply Chain Risk Comes from Software and Physical Service Providers Supplier risk is a growing concern today and organisations need to look at third party risk more comprehensively. Regardless of in which organisation the breach occurs, the reputational damage is borne by the firm that holds the data. Ticket […]

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Phishing attacks as we know, are malicious and orchestrated by external parties. Often due to their sophistication, despite the best efforts on the part of employees, criminals manage to trick them into giving access to business-critical and/or sensitive information. Therefore, the importance of continuous staff awareness and training cannot be emphasised enough. Pessimistic security Equally, […]

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The legal department at DNV GL is enjoying the benefits of global collaboration and knowledge sharing. Headquartered in Oslo, Norway, DNV GL is the leading provider of risk management and quality assurance services to the maritime, oil and gas, and power and renewables industries. The company is also a global leader in certifying management systems […]

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