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IT Asset Retirement

IT Asset Retirement Specialists Why Choose CDL? Since 1999, CDL has evolved into one of the UK’s leading IT asset retirement and data sanitisation specialists. Our aim is simply to take away the hassles associated with IT disposal and provide our customers with a complete peace of mind solution for the management and retirement of redundant IT equipment. Competitive pricing, an industry leading EU GDPR compliant disposal process and the highest level of customer service are reasons why we have retained over 94% of our clients. Legal Expo - London Exel We are exhibiting at this years Legal Expo on the 21st & 22nd March. Come along to stand 464 to discuss any aspect of IT asset retirement for your business. We can also help ensure your business becomes EU GDPR compliant in a few easy steps. So what differentiates CDL from the competition? EU GDPR compliant service Full UK coverage with no minimum quantities Use own tracked vehicles and security vetted drivers Guaranteed collection within 5 working days 94% client retention rate since 1999 Multi award winning company All staff security vetted Data Sanitisation to the highest recognized standards On-site media destruction service ISO 9001, 14001, 18001 & 27001 ADISA accredited with Distinction Investors in People Silver Safe Contractor accredited ICER member Cyber Security Insurance NHS IG Toolkit accredited set RetirementSpecialists

comment COUNCIL OF WAR Anew and deeply disturbing report from Big Brother Watch reveals that UK councils are severely unprepared for cybersecurity threats, with 25% of these authorities experiencing a data breach in the last five years. The report, 'Cyber attacks in local authorities: How the quest for big data is threatening cyber security', reveals that, based on Freedom of Information requests made by Big Brother Watch, UK local authorities have experienced in excess of 98 million cyberattacks in that five-year timeframe. "This means that there are at least 37 attempted breaches of UK local authorities every minute," the civil liberties and privacy campaigning organisation reports. "In addition, at least 1 in 4 councils experienced a cyber security incident - that is, an actual security breach - between 2013-2017." While some councils have taken measures to face the ever-growing threat from cyberattacks, the areas of staff training and reporting of successful cyber-attacks especially need urgent attention, it adds. "Surprisingly, our current investigation reveals that little action has been taken to increase staff awareness and education in these matters. We found that 75% of local authorities do not provide mandatory training in cyber security awareness for staff and 16% do not provide any training at all. Considering that the majority of successful cyberattacks start with phishing emails aimed at unwitting staff, negligence in staff training is very concerning and only indicative of the low priority afforded to cyber security issues." Big Brother Watch's findings further reveal that 25 local authorities experienced losses or breaches of data in the past five years as a result of cyber security incidents. "Yet 56% of councils who failed to protect data from cyber security threats did not even report the incidents," it adds. Clearly, if this situation continues, the consequences for local authorities and all those whose information they hold are dire. What they need to do now, as a matter of urgency, is review their policies with a view to mitigating the risks of cyber security incidents that threaten the security of citizens' invaluable data. Anything less would be a clear breach of trust between those councils and the millions of people they are supposed to serve and whose sensitive personal data has been entrusted to them. Brian Wall Editor Computing Security EDITOR: Brian Wall ( PRODUCTION: Abby Penn ( LAYOUT/DESIGN: Ian Collis ( SALES: Edward O’Connor ( + 44 (0)1689 616 000 Louise Hollingdale ( + 44 (0)1689 616 000 PUBLISHER: John Jageurs ( Published by Barrow & Thompkins Connexions Ltd (BTC) 35 Station Square, Petts Wood, Kent, BR5 1LZ Tel: +44 (0)1689 616 000 Fax: +44 (0)1689 82 66 22 SUBSCRIPTIONS: UK: £35/year, £60/two years, £80/three years; Europe: £48/year, £85/two years, £127/three years R.O.W:£62/year, £115/two years, £168/three years Single copies can be bought for £8.50 (includes postage & packaging). Published 6 times a year. © 2018 Barrow & Thompkins Connexions Ltd. All rights reserved. No part of the magazine may be reproduced without prior consent, in writing, from the publisher. March/April 2018 computing security @CSMagAndAwards 3