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13 February 2019

Security with Intelect CDD

I’ve had some great meetings in recent weeks with people from a variety of industries here on the Isle of Man and elsewhere. A couple of things have become abundantly clear though. When explaining the services I offer not everyone gets what Customer Due Diligence (CDD) is and why it is a vital business process…. View Article

04 February 2019

What use is a VPN?

A VPN (or Virtual Private Network) is a useful application for a whole host of reasons. Here’s a quick summary; What is it, what does it do? – A VPN is often described a secure tunnel for your online traffic. It encrypts your transmissions and protects data, your passwords and things like usernames. Vital if… View Article

24 January 2019

Why should your business bother about Cyber Security?

All the time I hear and sense the following; “It’s just another job to do,” “I’ll get around to it,” or “It won’t happen to me.”. This poor attitude to cyber security simply invites trouble. While it is an extra workload to consider, and it does require proper time and attention to execute, failing to… View Article

18 January 2019

How to keep your phone browser clean

Have you ever taken a look at your mobile phone browser history or cleared cookies, ever? Chances are you won’t even have thought about it. You really should give it a clean every so often, those pesky cookies lurking on your device will be tracking your behaviour, serving up adverts and sending your personal data… View Article

18 January 2019

Upcoming Intelect events

We’re kicking off 2019 with a couple of really relevant and interesting offerings. Firstly, on 25th February we are holding a conference about how to respond and deal with a Data Breach. We know from our clients that having the practical knowledge and skills to deal with such incidents is something they need. The Intelect… View Article

18 July 2018

Suggestions on Cyber Crime Prevention

It’s been an interesting week at Intelect HQ, it seems the ’phisher’men (and women) have been really busy. Taking advantage of impending holidays and the fact that we might be taking our eye off the proverbial ball maybe? Earlier in the week I was asked for a view regarding an email that had arrived in… View Article

04 April 2018

#OSINT is Just a Hashtag

I saw a post today on social media. I won’t disclose it’s origins. The company concerned has been training OSINT (Open Source Intelligence) for years. But has now chosen to rebrand course offerings because the UK police service have apparently recognised the term OSINT to be no longer appropriate. Now I am by no means… View Article

07 March 2018

My CDD Toolbox

I’m often asked on my Online Investigative Customer Due Diligence (CDD) courses if I provide a checklist of websites to use. Personally, I am against that approach, for me, it falls into the area of ‘tick box’ compliance. Something to be avoided if you want to be thorough and avoid the potential for regulatory action… View Article

14 April 2017

Want to Learn Compliance?

I have been in the training arena for some years now and understand the difficulties that you can face as a small company when getting the exposure for your services. There are larger companies out there who have a bigger marketing budget, maybe a global reach and others that just shout louder. I also know… View Article

06 February 2017

Investigations for the purposes of Anti Money Laundering

Tomorrow sees our next set of ‘Digital Due Diligence’© modules launch here on the Isle of Man. Already endorsed by the University College Isle of Man and the Manx ICT Assocation (MICTA) we are delighted to report that the course is now accredited by Skills for Justice Awards (SFJ Awards). This is after a lot… View Article