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Rob Cooke MBCI Joins the Specialists Hub Resilience Team

Rob Cooke has joined the Resilience Team of the Specialists Hub Consulting Division to support clients with Technical Resilience. Rob has over 20 years experience in Disaster Recovery planning and testing, improving Operational and Cyber Resilience, as well as developing Business Continuity standards through the introduction of resilient, reliable and [...]

Specialists Hub appoints Colin Currie to lead Data Protection Services Division

The Specialists Hub ("Specialists Hub") has appointed Colin Currie as Data Protection Services Director, to lead the Data Protection Services division for the organisation with effect from July. The appointment has been made in order to meet the growing demand for Data Protection and DPO services throughout the SME market. [...]

Security experts from global firms unite to fight cybercrime in Greater Manchester

Beverley McGowan, CEO of Specialists Hub and CyberPro, has been appointed to Co-Chair the new Cyber Expert Group for Greater Manchester alongside Detective Superintendent Neil Jones. "Leading experts from companies including KPMG, Royal London, Hiscox, TalkTalk, Co-op, Deloitte and Siemens are coming together for a new cyber crime unit. The [...]

The Specialists Hub Shortlisted for National Digital Awards

The Specialists Hub has been shortlisted as a finalist for the ‘Digital Start-up Of The Year’ at the 2019 Digital Entrepreneur Awards (DEAs). The Specialists Hub are Data Privacy, Security and GRC Specialists, helping businesses to operationalise Data Privacy, Security and GRC and manage their Information risk effectively. With over [...]

ISO 27001 Lead Implementer Course Review

This article is a review of the PECB Certified ISO 27001 Lead Implementer course delivered by The Specialists Hub.    We took some photos of the training event in July and have included feedback from the students to provide greater insight into what to expect. First of all what is [...]

A day in the life of the DPO

The role of the Data Protection Officer or DPO although around for a long time pre GDPR, was mandated under the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which came into force in May 2018 for public bodies and specific processing activities.   In May this year, the International Association for Privacy [...]

Protecting your business and data from security threats

Almost daily now we hear about new data breaches in the news putting individuals at risk of identity theft, fraud and distress and damaging the reputation, market and financial position of businesses large and small. It is one of the top 5 things to keep Execs, business owners and shareholders [...]

Started a new business? Let us take the headache out of compliance

Starting a new business can be a daunting experience.. especially in todays climate with a myriad of laws and regulations to comply with such as GDPR, Data Protection Act 2018, ePrivacy Directive! Don't worry, we can help. The Specialists Hub can help take the complexity out of these laws and [...]

10 Top Tips for building an effective Data Governance Function

There is no right or wrong way to build a Data Governance function, but there are some things you can do to make it an effective one! Here I share some tips from my own experience as Head of Data Governance for a large insurance, pensions and asset management group:

The Specialists Hub partners with PECB to offer leading industry Training and Certification

The Specialists Hub has partnered with PECB to provide certified training courses in GRC, Data Privacy and Security, including ISO27001 Lead Auditor and ISO27001 Lead Implementer training and certification.