In yet another milestone for the team, we’re proud to announce that Maytech has received the ISO 27001 security accreditation, proving once and for all that data security (along with usability, adaptability, power-ity and geographic reach-ity) is the cornerstone of our business.
What is this accreditation we speak of? It’s more straightforward than it sounds:
ISO stands for the International Organisation for Standardisation – yes it’s the wrong way around, but IOS is something to do with Apple – which is a global body that sets the bar for a range of industrial and commercial standards. Continue reading
Imagine one day leaving for work and, as you close the front door behind you, discovering that someone has graffitied in red spray paint all over the face of your home – door, windows, paintwork, roof, the lot.
You’d be more than a little worried, right?
Now imagine that on closer inspection discovering to your horror that the graffiti depicts your darkest secrets; exactly the sort of stuff that you don’t want neighbours, kids and random passers-by reading up on. Continue reading
“Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” – George Santayana
On a cold and clear April’s day in 1912, a British passenger liner set sail from a port in Southampton on what was supposed to be a groundbreaking maiden voyage. Dubbed “the unsinkable ship”, the RMS Titanic launched into the calm waters of the North Atlantic with great hubris, 2,224 passengers and crew…and only enough lifeboats for 1,178 people.
Out of date lifeboat regulations drafted by the British Board of Trade in 1894 only required ships to carry sixteen lifeboats, regardless of the number of passengers on board. And even though the Titanic was four times larger than the largest legal classification of vessel at the time the regulations were drafted, they were only required to carry sixteen. So the fact that the ship carried 20 lifeboats meant that it was technically compliant with the ‘rules’. Continue reading
In the same way a security camera without light is a dream for thieves, shadow IT is a data tragedy goldmine. What happens when data goes astray? Disaster strikes! Read on for 5 of the most recent data blunders.
Blunder #1: The PlayStation Network Outage
Gamers got more than they bargained for when personal details from 77 million PlayStation cloud-based accounts were stolen. To add insult to injury, this error prevented PlayStation console users from playing online through the service. Technology giants Sony were forced to shut off the PlayStation network entirely on April 20th 2011. The outage lasted 24 days. Continue reading
Information security just gets more important by the day. As companies large and small share increasing amounts of data with customers and with each other, tying up and professionalising the practice has never been more vital. Continue reading