Posts Categorized: Compliance

GDPR. Now The Dust Has Settled.

GDPR Basics

Remember Y2K? Panic. Confusion. Companies bombarded with hype and opinion. There are some of us old enough to remember all the warnings of doom and gloom if you were not ready. System meltdown and businesses going to the wall. The build up to GDPR was rather like Y2K. The many GDPR emails with warnings we… Read more »

Cyber Essentials Certification

"The security of customer data is key to our day to day business operations. Ambersail continues to provide Valldata with high quality audit and assistance services to support the security of our networks and applications." IT Director, Valldata Why Cyber Essentials? Hardly a day goes by without a report of a high profile cyber security... Read more »

PCI Self Assessment Pack

"In depth understanding of PCI, very responsive and services at a great price." Chief Technical Officer - Secret Escapes Supporting You Right Through To Successful PCI Self Assessment Where to start? What must I complete to show my company is PCI compliant? Will we be fined for not being compliant? What needs to be scanned?... Read more »

ASV Scan Responsibilities

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The ASV Program Guide describes the various responsibilities for all parties involved in the PCI ASV Scanning process. There are a number of parties, but here we’re just concentrating on two. They are the scan customer (you) and the Approved Scanning Vendor (Ambersail). The following text is taken from the official ASV program guide, which… Read more »

6 Signs Of Poor Cyber Security Health

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Business owners: is your cyber security health at risk? I can tell you that the bar for cyber security health in many small businesses is very low indeed. There are two important facts I’d like to point out concerning the cyber security health of the nation. Firstly, that the economy consists mostly of smaller businesses, many… Read more »

Cyber Essentials

We’re pleased to announce that Ambersail is a Cyber Essentials Certification Body and we can help you achieve either Stage 1 or Stage 2 compliance as required. Cyber Essentials is a UK Government-sponsored scheme open to organisations of all sizes.  It includes a formal certification showing adherence to a basic set of information security controls. It is… Read more »