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PSD2 Strong Customer Authentication: The Benefits For You And Your Customers

PSD2 is an EU Directive, to regulate payment services and payment service providers, throughout the EU and  EEA.  Initially, the new PDS2 Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) regulations were set to come into force on 19th September 2019, with many elements of the PSD2 already entered-into application across the EU on 13 January 2018.

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Why accessplanit Is On The G-Cloud 11 Procurement Framework

Here at accessplanit, we pride ourselves in the security and reliability of our software, as well as an openness about how our company operates. Because of this, we have been on the government’s G-Cloud Digital Marketplace since 2016, as well as being ISO certified. Not many of our competitors are on the G-Cloud marketplace, so we’re pretty proud to announce that we’ve once again met the requirements and are on the updated G-Cloud 11 list of providers this year.

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How Automation Can Help Your Training Business Comply With the GDPR

It's less than two months until the General Data Protection Regulation comes into force. On May 25th, 2018, businesses around the globe will be processing data in a whole new way - with the threat of increased fines for non-compliance.

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Data Breach: What to Do When You’re Attacked

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It's critical, in this data-soaked world, to keep your data secure. Confidential delegate or employee details, such as names, addresses and even biometric details, need to be under lock and key - with access granted only to those who really need it. Whether you're using spreadsheets or dedicated software for training companies, the rules around the data you hold on delegates, and how you use it, are about to change.

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5 Practical Tips to Keep Your Training Company Secure Online

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). Does your training organisation possess strong cyber security skills? Do you regularly practice 'cyber hygiene'? From ransomware to global DDoS attacks to hacks and phishing scams to... There's certainly no shortage of online security horror stories in the press, their frequency increasing and threatening every level of business. But, honestly, to most people, this all sounds like the stuff of sci-fi. And that's why we have the NCSAM.

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Ransomware: What It Is and How to Protect Yourself Against It

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Was your computer one of the estimated 200,000 machines that were left debilitated by last week’s global cyber-attack by ransomware known as ‘WannaCry’? Did you even know that ‘ransomware’ was a thing, and would you know what to do if your computer ever came under attack?

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DDoS Attacks: What They Are and How to Prevent Them (or 'Did I Just Help Break the Internet?')

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If you’re reading this, good – that means the internet isn’t dead yet, then. It was a bit touch-and-go back there for a second, wasn’t it? No more Twitter. No more Spotify. No more Reddit. All of them, alongside Amazon, Etsy, Netflix and others, were taken down by a pretty sophisticated DDoS attack. And you thought the biggest problem Twitter had was trolls and celebrities discussing their favourite flavour of crisps.

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