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New NCSC Research Shows Small Businesses Have Most to Gain from Cyber Essentials Scheme

New NCSC Research Shows Small Businesses Have Most to Gain from Cyber Essentials Scheme

Small businesses typically benefit the most from a Cyber Essentials or Cyber Essentials Plus certification, according to new research conducted for the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre. The NCSC commissioned BritainThinks to perform a baseline review of Cyber Essentials to look at how the scheme...

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What Are the COVID-19 Keepers? Four of 2020’s Changes We Plan to Continue

What Are the COVID-19 Keepers? Four of 2020’s Changes We Plan to Continue

As we pass the year anniversary of the first lockdown, Grant McGregor asks: what are the COVID keepers? A lot has changed in the world of IT over the last twelve to eighteen months. The changes we’ve made to enable our organisations to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic have been far-reaching. And...

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The State of Email Security Update

The State of Email Security Update

At the end of last year, security company Mimecast released the latest version of its annual state of email security report – and it revealed some worrying findings. What should organisations be doing to protect themselves from the current attack vectors? In this year’s report(1), Mimecast...

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Attention: How You’re Being Researched by Cyber Criminals

Attention: How You’re Being Researched by Cyber Criminals

We might think we know about the perils of social media: distraction from real life, difficulty switching off, anxiety, FOMO (fear of missing out) and heightened stress. But this misses perhaps the most dangerous peril: the use of the information you share by cyber criminals who want to target you.

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Doubling up: why two-factor authentication is your next step in digital security

Doubling up: why two-factor authentication is your next step in digital security

We’ve written about the need for additional layers of security for passwords, especially given the increased targeting of Microsoft’s Office 365 as more and more businesses and individuals migrate to the cloud, especially for email.

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Outlook – Cloudy

Outlook – Cloudy

We recently published an article relating to email and the evolution of cybercrime and another referring to the rising popularity of Microsoft’s Office 365 suite and the growing security risks associated with it.

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The FBI Warns of a New Cyber Security Threat

The FBI Warns of a New Cyber Security Threat

Most cyber security news recently has focused on the revelation of Russian military intelligence service attacks, but there has been a recent announcement about cyber security practice to which organisations of all sizes including small businesses should be paying much greater attention.

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The Beginner's Guide to Cloud Security

The Beginner's Guide to Cloud Security

As increasing numbers of businesses shift their workloads to the cloud, the security threat we face is changing. Where our data goes, the hackers follow – and now cloud attacks are on the rise.

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Protect Your Business from Insider Attacks

Protect Your Business from Insider Attacks

When we discuss cyber-attacks it often refers to those that come from the outside – the ones that are typically high profiles cases, such as malware, hacking, DDOS and ransomware.

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The 7-Step Plan for Small Businesses for Essential Cyber Security

The 7-Step Plan for Small Businesses for Essential Cyber Security

We discussed in an earlier blog how 80% of cyber-attacks could be prevented, simply by putting simple cyber security controls in place.

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