Thursday, 19 September 2019

The Onboarding Revolution

Improve the way you sign up and check new clients

Any business that collects personal data in the form of documentation, i.e. passport, drivers’ licence, proof of address etc is responsible for ensuring that they are kept safe and secure in accordance with data protection legislation.

Imagine a portal where documents can be uploaded directly into a secure Cloud storage location.

We provide a cost effective solution where documents can be transferred securely, kept for as long as necessary and deleted as appropriate.

Improve the way you sign up and validate new clients:
  •          Automate your engagement letter
  •          Enable clients to sign forms and contracts online with e-signatures
  •          Facilitate the secure transfer of documents required for identification
  •          Get instant ID checks and verification

Initial information to create an account and document upload can be managed internally or externally by the customer themselves.

Keep track and monitor your clients in one central location, helping you to stay compliant with data protection laws.

Ideal for companies who need to retain proof of ID:
  •          Accountants
  •          Solicitors
  •          Estate agents
  •          HR records
  •          Recruitment agencies
  •          Test & Examination centres
  •          Universities & Colleges
  •          Restaurants
  •          Vehicle hire
  •          Tool hire

Contact us on or give us a ring on 0330 004 0020 to find out more.

Thursday, 5 September 2019

Mitigating Supply Chain Risks

An interesting article published this week on the UKFast Blog  discusses how supply-chain risk is fast becoming a prominent theme in cyber security.

A chain is only as strong as its weakest link and this applies even more so when networked IT systems and shared data are involved.

Breaches resulting from third-party security lapses are on the rise. Last year, 59% of organisations said one of their vendors or partners had caused a breach. Almost 75% said they believed such incidents were likely to happen again.

In June police forces across the UK were forced to cease all work with the country’s largest private forensics provider, after a ransomware attack destroyed or locked essential case data held on the company’s systems.

Police across the country have suspended all work with the company as a result, which is believed to account for more than half of all of their outsourced casework.

Privacy protection has become a significant focus for regulators and businesses are now being held to account for the actions of suppliers.

Customers will abandon a brand after a significant breach. Consumers now judge a company on how reliably they protect personal data.

It doesn’t matter if the breach happens on a supplier’s systems. If the brand that contracts the supplier and gives it access to customer data, they are accountable.

Every contractor and subcontractor working with customer or proprietary data needs to take ownership of cyber security, and protect the sensitive information it stores, receives, or transmits.

It is not a matter of IF a system will be breached – it is now a matter of WHEN.

Edward Whittingham sets out the following vital steps for identifying vulnerabilities:
  •         Auditing your existing supply chain
  •         Create minimum cyber-risk standards
  •         Don’t forget the supplier’s suppliers
  •         Audit, measure, repeat
  •         Create a culture of cyber-risk awareness across your supply chain

For a review of your supply chain contact Chapter Three Consulting on or call us on 0330 004 0020 to find out how we can help you.