About Andrew Richards

Andrew Richards is the Managing Director of TheIT Service. His background in training goes back to 2000, and he was involved in IT networking and support beyond that. Now he spends his time living and breathing the GDPR (fun!) and building databases. When not doing these things, he can be found attempting to train his various sheep and chickens.

Tokenization vs. Encryption vs. Aliasing – How to Truly Minimize Compliance Risk

Note: This is a guest post, created by our friends at Very Good Security. Views expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The IT Service. In the context of data security, modern digital businesses realize the dangers that come with using sensitive information in its raw form. Figuring out a way to collect [...]

By |2019-11-21T09:25:14+00:00November 25th, 2019|A point of view, Security|0 Comments

Great cyber security podcasts

Podcasts - the busy person's solution to everything If you're like me, there are never enough hours in the day to get the essentials done. You know the kind of thing - reply to urgent emails, finish working on that customer request that was due last week, pay the bills and brush your teeth. [...]

By |2019-11-21T09:13:21+00:00November 21st, 2019|Cyber security|0 Comments

GDPR Training videos – consent

GDPR Videos - the first principle, lawful basis and consent In this video, we consider the first principle of the GDPR - that data must be processed lawfully, fairly and transparently. The word "lawful" is key here - you have to have a "lawful basis" for processing. You won't do much searching on the [...]

By |2018-06-08T12:53:15+00:00June 8th, 2018|GDPR|0 Comments

GDPR training video – the Principles

GDPR video - the principles of the GDPR There are six core principles within the GDPR, and you have to not only comply, but be able to demonstrate that you're complying (which is why GDPR is heavy on the documentation requirements). In this video - the third in the series - we introduce the [...]

By |2018-06-08T12:47:43+00:00May 30th, 2018|GDPR|0 Comments

GDPR training videos

Video tutorials - the background to the GDPR In response to demand from customers, we've put together a series of videos about the core principles of the GDPR. It's been quite a challenge, as the vast majority of the training work we do - particularly with GDPR training - is face-to-face, and we really [...]

By |2018-06-08T12:28:11+00:00May 25th, 2018|GDPR, Training, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Is GDPR certification worth anything?

In this article, I'd like to tackle the thorny issue of GDPR certification. Let's start by laying the bald facts on the table - there's no such thing as "official certification" for the GDPR. The Information Commissioner's Office haven't set out an official curriculum, paths to certification or accreditation programmes and nor have the [...]

By |2018-01-29T13:48:45+00:00January 25th, 2018|GDPR, Training|0 Comments