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Got brass in pocket? Then you are old school. A colleague of mine hasn’t carried any cash for the past 18 months and is unlikely to revert to his cash-carrying ways.

Whether it’s to purchase a coffee or to buy drinks on a night out, he does it all using a payment app on his phone. The only time he was caught short for cash was to at a charity function that required cash for a game of 'heads or tails’. To save his embarrassment, he borrowed £20 from a friend, paying him instantly back by transferring funds into his account using his online banking app there and then.

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Clark Info Secure from Start

In 2017, Aberdeen City and Shire was top region in Scotland for new business start-ups after breaking the record for a second year.

Delivering Business Gateway services across Aberdeen City and Shire, Elevator helped a total of 1,302 start-ups in that financial year with around 70 new businesses having been set up by those who have faced redundancy from the oil and gas sector.

It’s great to see this level of innovation and business confidence but as well as thinking about first premises, new employees and customers, cybersecurity should be a priority righty from the start among start-ups.

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So you have your own company cybersecurity in order, but what about the people you do business with – and could their attitude impact on your own cyber health?

It’s being reported that some UK businesses are overlooking vulnerabilities in their supply chain.

They may be confident in their own protections, yet some professionals are concerned that the due diligence security audits performed when taking on suppliers are insufficient.

Supply chain hacking is nothing new. Sometimes known as value-chain or third-party attacks, a supply chain attack occurs when someone infiltrates your system through an outside partner or provider with access to your systems and data.

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Clark Info Recruitment

There can’t be anyone unaware of the of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) changes which came into effect in May 2018.

Some businesses were proactive and prepared for the changes months ago and we’re still offering guidance and support to firms to help get their house in order.

Among those, we’ve seen recruitment agencies seek out our expertise to assist and shore up their policies and procedures around GDPR compliance.

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