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From one edge to another
Opinion | May 2021
Kris Beevers at NS1 explains why edge networking should not be confused with edge computing
Now’s the time for NaaS
Opinion | May 2021
Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) is poised to reshape experiences at the edge, according to Simon Wilson at Aruba UK&I
Facing up to data leak realities
Opinion | May 2021
Andrea Babbs at VIPRE SafeSend on why normalising data leaks is a dangerous step in the wrong direction

May 2021
If implemented worldwide, improvements to energy efficiency in data centers would have a benefit equivalent to planting over 9 million trees. Find out how by downloading this FREE 2021 report.

Review | May 2021
The move to Wi-Fi 6 for businesses is gathering momentum and DrayTek steps into the arena with the VigorAP 1060C – its most powerful wireless access point to date.

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Liverpool 5G Create rewrites rulebook for digitalised public services
News | May 2021
Liverpool communities can now access digitalised public services even if they don’t have a reliable internet connection
Siemplify accelerates UK growth to support demand for security operations efficiency
News | May 2021
SOAR providers bolstered by an expanding list of customers, channel partners and senior appointments
HelpSystems acquires Agari to grow data security portfolio
News | May 2021
Leading email phishing defense solution helps companies stop advanced email attacks

The visible benefits of automation
Opinion | May 2021
Adrian Rowley at Gigamon on why network automation and visibility are key for digital transformation
The connectivity conundrum
Opinion | May 2021
Why connectivity is the final piece in the home working productivity puzzle

DrayTek Vigor 2927Lac
Review | May 2021
The Vigor 2927Lac router clearly shows why DrayTek is the go-to vendor for SMBs that want the best WAN redundancy

Awards | May 2021
The results of the 2020 Network Computing Awards were announced in October. Here we profile the winners:
Awards | May 2021
Winner: Proficio — Managed SOC
Runner up: iBoss — iBoss Cloud Internet Security
Awards | May 2021
Winner: Pulse Secure — Pulse Access Suite Plus
Runner up: e-bate — e-bate

This week marked the third anniversary of the introduction of the GDPR. A cause for celebration? "The GDPR changed the way that companies collect and manage personal data forever,” according to Matt Lock, technical director at Varonis. “After a relatively slow start, it's starting to bite hard. In the past year, the number of fines has increased by more than one-third, amounting to a total of 158.5 million ($191.5 million). Google faced the biggest fine in GDPR history and was stung for €50 million ($56.6 million) following an appeal hearing in March 2020.” And this is despite the UK’s regulator dialing back on GDPR investigations in the past year due to the pandemic.

It’s understandable if organisations have to some degree neglected their GDPR duties while firefighting the more immediate challenges of Covid-19. We’ve all experienced an unprecedented upheaval in the way we work, but as lockdown restrictions start to ease now might be the perfect time to reevaluate our GDPR stance.

Oliver Cronk, Chief IT Architect at Tanium, advises that “To correctly follow the guidelines, enterprises should work with their Data Protection Officers to provide support for the whole organisation. Particularly when new operating models and processes have had to be introduced overnight in many cases. Examples of these changes are sectors such as hospitality which are now collecting more personal information from customers than ever due to new pandemic related processes, and it’s easy to fall into the trap of not clearly declaring what the data is being used for, how it’s being processed and how long it will be kept. Organisations need to make sure compliance for post pandemic processes aren’t overlooked or they may be in for nasty surprises such as fines in the future.”

As we begin to emerge from the pandemic it seems inevitable that some pretty hefty fines will be handed out before GDPR reaches its fourth anniversary. As one door closes...

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