Cyber Security Through A Social Value Lens

Introduction If you were to look at any organisation, small or large, you would expect to see some degree of Cyber Defence or Cyber Security capability – whether that be Malware prevention on a collection of laptops for a small business or a fully-fledged 24×7 Cyber Operation for a multi-site Enterprise business. If you were Read more ›

Social Value and Cyber Security – Is There Really a Link?…

This week the BBC News reported “40 million T-Mobile customers hit by US data breach”; this follows their 15m customers affected by a security breach in 2015.  Online data theft is becoming all-too-common, and one wonders if we risk becoming complacent by this ever-common threat to the safety of our personal data.  Remember Facebook, BA? Read more ›

The New Social Value Metrics – People, Planet, Prosperity

Focusing on Social Value requires a change in mindset.  In previous years, the bottom line drove all activity for many businesses across the world, and though that’s not quite the case anymore, shifting perspectives to looking outside of an organisation instead of inwards can take some getting used to. A concept we often discuss with Read more ›

Social Value – No Longer Just a “Nice to Have”

Business and industry have come far in recent decades, yet I still see room for change.  Social Value can no longer be purely a gesture or a ‘nice to have’.  There’s growing evidence to show both businesses and customers putting far more importance on environmental and social credentials, especially within the last 18 months. Back Read more ›

New Appointment at Accordant Solutions

CEO and Founder, Dave Fardoe, has announced a new appointment at Accordant, with the following statement:- If I had to choose two words to best describe 2020, “Change” and “Challenge” would immediately spring to mind! Yet, as we all know, hand in hand with change often comes opportunity. So, with this in mind, I’m delighted Read more ›

Putting Flowers in Gun Barrels

Putting Flowers in Gun Barrels One of the most powerful images of the 1960’s was that of a young “hippy” putting a flower into the barrel of a soldier’s gun.  It was a time of turmoil, coupled with confusion; it was the time of the Civil Rights Movement and the time of Vietnam.  Most profoundly, Read more ›