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Why You Should be Using 2 Factor Authentication Right Now!

Why You Should be Using 2 Factor Authentication Right Now!

According to the Verizon 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report, 62% of breaches not involving an Error, Misuse, or Physical action (in other words, wounds that weren’t self-inflicted) involved the use of stolen credentials, brute force, or phishing.

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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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From Spam to Phish – Cyber Crime on a Plate

From Spam to Phish – Cyber Crime on a Plate

Email – love or hate it as a form of communication, it touches most of us everyday and shows no signs of going away. This is especially true in the workplace where it hasn’t yet been dislodged by the various messaging apps as the preferred medium to send information.

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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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Education, Education, Education

Education, Education, Education

Those of us of a certain age will remember the promise that things can only get better… and the mantra of “education, education, education”. It all seems a long way away today. The good news? When it comes to cybersecurity, things can get significantly better with a relatively small investment in...

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Office 365 Popularity Grows…as does its potential vulnerability

Office 365 Popularity Grows…as does its potential vulnerability

Since its introduction, Microsoft’s Office suite products have clearly been the tools of choice for most of the world’s businesses - most of us using at least one of the applications on a daily basis.

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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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Cyber Essentials Voucher Scheme worth up to £1000 launched in Scotland

Cyber Essentials Voucher Scheme worth up to £1000 launched in Scotland

The Scottish Government has made funding available for a new voucher scheme to help Scottish businesses and charities achieve the National Cyber Security Centre's (NCSC) Cyber Essentials certification.

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Why You Should be Using 2 Factor Authentication Right Now!

Why You Should be Using 2 Factor Authentication Right Now!

Verizon’s 2017 Data Breach Investigations Report found that 81% of of hacking-related breaches leveraged either stolen and/or weak passwords.

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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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