Welcome to this weeks edition of the Trustmarque Channel Roundup. Each week we gather the best news and blogs from across the world of IT for you to access in one place!

The Indispensable CIO: Is the Cloud Casting a Shadow Over your Role?

The cloud is changing what a CIO needs to do. They need to understand the true costs incurred to be able to influence and enable business transformation initiatives. However, without complete and accurate data, they are left unable to lead from the front.

Don’t let the cloud cast a shadow over your role. In under ten minutes, hear how to avoid two pitfalls of the cloud that potentially create runaway costs outside of IT’s control.

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Only a quarter of UK law firms are ready for GDPR

Just 25% of UK law firms are ready for the General Data Protection Regulation and one in five have experienced an attempted cyber attack in the past month. Most law firms in the UK do not yet comply with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) with just over six months to go before the compliance deadline of 25th May 2018.

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51% of UK employees want more flexible work options

Flexibility isn’t just beneficial to workers, but also to employers. The office, as millions of us know it, is evolving. The rigid, structured layouts, the cubicles, the desks, chairs and cabinets that have been a familiar presence for decades are no longer fit for purpose. In fact, in many cases they’re holding companies back.

For some small businesses, there is no need for a physical office any more, but even many medium and large-sized enterprises are taking a good, hard look at the workplace and thinking of ways to make it more effective, turning it into a place that supports the way they work now, not the way they used to.

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The dangers of Android malware

We talk often about mobile security, but have you ever seen what a hacker can access through your phone with the right malware?

Sophos Cyber Security Advisor James Lyne appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America to talk about the threat of Android malware, and the dangers of doppelgänger phone apps like the fake version of WhatsApp that was downloaded more than a million times from Google Play.

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How to keep personal information safe online

People use the internet for every facet of their lives; to stay in touch with friends, book holidays, run businesses, find new jobs, complete grocery shopping, you name it.

As a result of this, a large share of our personal information is required meaning that personal details, such as our name and address as well as our financial information may be at stake if we do not protect ourselves enough.

Keeping your personal information safe online is easy, by following a few simple procedures, you can help to ensure that your details are safe from any fraudsters.

Read the full article from Information Age here >