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Cyber Crime: Attack and Defence

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I know what you’re thinking – it’s another fear-mongering cyber-crime blog. Well, sort of – I think there’s a lot out there to be concerned about, but if you and your organisation take all the proper steps then you’ve no reason to be afraid. The most recent statistics suggest that more than five million cyber…

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Skill Set vs Cultural Fit

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Recently I’ve spoken to a number of people in the Financial Services industry who’ve asked me about the overall health of the GRC labour market, how it looks to someone who’s dealing with it directly every day. Speaking strictly from my experience, it feels like this year has seen a real tension between organisations looking…

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CryptoCurrency: A New Era?

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Earlier this week Bitcoin soared to an all time high value, with 1 Bitcoin being worth £2,651, putting the total market value of all Bitcoins over £43billion. I think the growth of Bitcoin over the past few years shows that there is a demand for tech innovation of all aspects of the economy, including finance.…

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Preventing Crisis: Liquidity & Risk

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This is not one of those financial services blog posts that claims any one single hot topic is going to lead to another international economic crisis. We all know the modern economy is extremely complex, and there are a wide variety of factors that would be involved if we saw another serious sudden downturn. What I want…

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Consider the Contractor

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When Kind Consultancy first started we focussed exclusively on senior permanent and interim positions within the Governance, Risk & Compliance space. Over the last two years though, we’ve seen an explosion of activity in Contract roles and now have an established team dedicated to it, with a lot of my own work falling into this…

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Kind Consultancy Newsletter – Q2 2017

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Q2 has been a great quarter for the Kind Consultancy business, we’ve focused on growing the team and the proposition available from our Information Security division. Our teams have secured top talent for a number of businesses across UK and continue to work with clients in a turbulent time for the Cyber Security sector. New consultants Tom…

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Kind Wins the Brindleyplace Dragonboat Race 2017

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On Saturday June 24th, a team representing the Kind Group entered the Brindleyplace Dragonboat Race for the first time – and ended the day as overall winners of the event. The team consisted of Luke Gleeson,  Sadie Qureshi, Jake Shephard and Henry Wright from Kind Consultancy, Marc Biddle from Kind Commercial, Andrew Bretherton from Kind…

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Why is ISO 27001 Important to Your Business?

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ISO 27001 is a specification for Information Security Management systems – frameworks of procedures and policies that include all of the legal, technical and physical controls that are involved in a company’s information risk management process. It contains 172 requirements and  114 controls, and studies suggest it can take 12 months for a single IT…

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Kind Consultancy Sponsors: Cancer Research Wolves

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Kind Consultancy is very proud to be sponsoring the Cancer Research Wolves, a team created to raise awareness and support for Cancer Research within the fast-growing sport of Rugby 7s. The team captain is Kind Consultancy’s very own Sam Brown, who will next be seen leading the Wolves in the Chester 7s tournament on 17th…

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Your Digital Image: How Do You Look To An Employer?

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With social media activity at an all time high, it is more important than ever to be conscious of your personal brand, the digital image of yourself that you create which is visible to the wider world. Employers have long relied on references, referrals and the short 60 minutes they have face to face to…

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