Happy New Year to all and best wishes for a prosperous and successful 2008! 

The recent HMRC security breach, when two disks containing the personal and banking details of everyone in receipt of Child Benefit were lost, was used in a speech by the Prime Minister just before Christmas to illustrate the significance of data security. This is obviously a challenge faced by governments and organisations worldwide. This breach has had a positive effect in prompting many companies to review their own security plans and procedures, and if you're looking for some guidance on how you can improve your own practices, take a look here. You'll find some suggestions for security solutions, plus you can download free trials and try out products such as Windows Live OneCare.