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Unhappy new data breach!

Unhappy new data breach!

The new year was barely hours old, when news started leaking about a troubling new data breach – the result of a ransomware attack on a major currency exchange business. Holiday makers, foreign exchange offices and airport currency services were all thrown into disarray in the first few days of the...

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Predictions 2020

Predictions 2020

At this time of year, it's traditional to reflect on the year that’s been and think about the year ahead. What can we do better in 2020? And what does the year have in store for us?

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Are you doing enough to protect your staff against Phishing?

Are you doing enough to protect your staff against Phishing?

In IT, we talk a lot about protecting our systems and data against cyber-attack. However, there is a growing realisation that this is only part of the picture. We need to do much more to protect our people too.

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The 10 Phishing Red Flags Your People Need to Know About Right Now

The 10 Phishing Red Flags Your People Need to Know About Right Now

Phishing is the most pernicious type of cyber-attack. While you can stop some phishing attempts with your security tools, it’s almost inevitable that some will reach their intended targets. This means educating your people has to be a key plank in any phishing defence strategy.

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Calling Last Orders on Windows 7!

Calling Last Orders on Windows 7!

The Windows 7 operating system was launched by Microsoft on October 22, 2009, and there remain many people and organisations in the UK who are using it. If you’re one of them, you need to act now to upgrade before it goes out of support on January 14 next year.

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On the Blacklist

On the Blacklist

The National Cyber Security Centre says maintaining a password blacklist is an essential part of good password security. We take a look at what should be on your blacklist and how to go about enforcing it.

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What Can We Learn from the Eurofins Ransomware Case?

What Can We Learn from the Eurofins Ransomware Case?

The largest private forensics provider in the UK has paid a ransom to hackers after its IT systems were compromised by a cyber-attack. Is this the new normal? And what can businesses learn from the Eurofins experience?

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Not Faster than the Lion

Not Faster than the Lion

Cyber threats are constantly evolving and growing. With breaches reported in the international press, it is easy to get lost in the white noise of cybercrime fear and misinformation. But there are some truly straightforward and clear steps that every business can take.

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Why shrewd companies are getting tested and certified for Cyber Essentials

Why shrewd companies are getting tested and certified for Cyber Essentials

It’s tempting to see the UK Government’s new Cyber Essentials scheme as not worthy of investigation if you’re an established organisation with good IT systems in place. But our experience as an IASME Certification Body has taught us that this isn’t always the case.

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Protect your Business, your Clients and your Supply Chain with the UK Government's Cyber Essentials Security Standard

Protect your Business, your Clients and your Supply Chain with the UK Government's Cyber Essentials Security Standard

 

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