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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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Phishing in the time of coronavirus

Phishing in the time of coronavirus

Grant McGregor has written extensively on this blog about the growing risk from phishing, spear phishing and social engineering. Now, experts warn these risks have got an extra boost from the coronavirus pandemic. In April 2020, the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) launched a campaign to...

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Help! I’ve received a suspicious email! What should I do?

Help! I’ve received a suspicious email! What should I do?

We’re huge believers in the power of regular online training to help staff spot malicious email attacks. But what happens when that training pays off and you realise that you have a suspicious email in your inbox? What should your next move be?

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Are You Doing Enough to Protect Your Data?

Are You Doing Enough to Protect Your Data?

Concern over cyber threats has hit an all-time high, with a recent global cyber risk perception survey finding that 79% of organisations now rank cyber risk as a top-five concern.

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Why Are Software Updates (or Patches) So Important?

Why Are Software Updates (or Patches) So Important?

Software updates (or patching) is familiar to us all. We’ll update the apps on our mobile phones with some regularity and the same should apply to all the software applications we use on all devices we use. Unfortunately, we find that many businesses are still using out of date or older versions of...

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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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SCVO Releases Additional Cyber Security Vouchers to Third Sector

SCVO Releases Additional Cyber Security Vouchers to Third Sector

Act now. Applications will not be accepted after 3rd May 2019.

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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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