ICO Data Protection Tips for the Charity Sector

 

Top five data protection tips from the ICO for small and medium sized charities and third sector organisations:

  1. Tell people what you are doing with their data
    People should know what you are doing with their information and who it will be shared with. This is a legal requirement (as well as established best practice) so it is important you are open and honest with people about how their data will be used.
  2. Make sure your staff are adequately trained
    New employees must receive data protection training to explain how they should store and handle personal information. Refresher training should be provided at regular intervals for existing staff.
  3. Use strong passwords
    There is no point protecting the personal information you hold with a password if that password is easy to guess. All passwords should contain upper and lower case letters, a number and ideally a symbol. This will help to keep your information secure from would-be thieves.
  4. Encrypt all portable devices
    Make sure all portable devices – such as memory sticks and laptops – used to store personal information are encrypted.
  5. Only keep people’s information for as long as necessary
    Make sure your organisation has established retention periods in place and set up a process for deleting personal information once it is no longer required.

For Further Information Please see https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/charity/

Questions You Should Ask Your Microsoft Office 365 Service Provider?

We are all aware of the popularity of Microsoft Office 365 in the market, therefore it is not surprising that every day we talk to organisations who are either moving to MS Office 365 or who are already using the software.

Waterford Technologies, as an email, eDiscovery & compliance solution provider for nearly 20 years, work seamlessly with Microsoft Office 365 & we can see the huge value it delivers as an overall communications platform.

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How MailMeter can help in an email hack

The Incident:

Back in October 2018, One of our clients chased a customer for a late payment, only to be told that the payment had already been made. A quick search of our client’s books and bank records confirmed that the payment had not in fact been received. Engaging with their customer, our client learned that they had received an email from them with updated bank details. A common enough scam, unfortunately their customer acted upon it.

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MailMeter Cloud with Office 365™ – Cost Effective Partnership

 

Money from Data

Cost benefits of a MailMeter Cloud &  Office 365™ union

by Mark Mulcahy

On our ongoing and new client engagements and consultations, Waterford Technologies have observed the incremental growth of Office 365™ across all verticals of business across the globe in all sizes of company. The wave is picking up momentum – cloud adoption in general has become ubiquitous and Office 365™ in particular is swelling in popularity.

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7 Tips you Can’t Live Without if you use Office 365

Health checking your Exchange Server

Make working with Office 365 much easier with MailMeter Cloud

 

by Mark Mulcahy

If your organisation currently uses Office 365 to store email, you may think it’s the best thing since sliced bread. Before you commit solely to this platform (in other words, put all your eggs in one basket), we’ve put together some tips that you may not be aware of and also how MailMeter Cloud can help – you can thank us later…

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Office 365™ Loves MailMeter Cloud – here’s why

MailMeter Cloud

Did you know Microsoft Office 365™ and MailMeter Cloud go hand in hand?

by Mark Mulcahy – Waterford Technologies

If Microsoft Office 365™ is your organisation’s cloud storage solution of choice, MailMeter Cloud is the most suitable candidate for a 3rd party provider hosted eDiscovery and Compliance solution. Enhancing both the capabilities and security of your stored email data, MailMeter Cloud flawlessly compliments Office 365™’s current functions – here’s how…

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SISCIN – Your Key to Cloud Migration

Cloud Migration Key

Over the past few weeks, we have taken a look at the Top 5 Cloud Fears which have killed off or put Cloud migration projects on ice and the subsequent Cloud Fears Addressed which have opened conversations with clients who find themselves at a crossroads on key migration decisions. This week, we take a deeper look at our File analysis and archiving solution, SISCIN, which provides the skeleton key to migrating your Unstructured File Data to the Cloud.

Our customers use SISCIN to take the fear out of migrating Data to the Cloud, so they can take advantage of Azure or AWS Cloud Platforms.

SISCIN Key Dashboard
SISCIN Dashboard

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