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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 Unfortunately, we find that many businesses are still using out of date or older versions of...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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How Do You Stop a Phishing Attack?

How Do You Stop a Phishing Attack?

People are often the weakest link of any security infrastructure. Which means the best line of defence when it comes to preventing phishing attacks or other people-focused exploits is to ensure staff are aware of the risks.

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Cyber Security Experts Warn of Rise in Ransomware

Cyber Security Experts Warn of Rise in Ransomware

A joint report from the NCA and the NCSC warns that cybercrime is becoming more aggressive. The increase in devices connecting to the internet is providing more opportunities for criminals to hold people to ransom over personal data.

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