Is email still a safe way to exchange data?

2018-07-09T11:48:14+00:00 June 22nd, 2018|Security and Threats|

With cyber crimes on the increase and the vulnerability of data at an all-time high, knowing how to send data securely is imperative in keeping your business safe. So, is email still a safe way to exchange data? When you send an email, the message leaves your provider’s server; you have no idea how many [...]

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Is 2018 Set To Be The Worst Year Yet For Cybercrime?

2018-06-06T11:47:33+00:00 April 26th, 2018|Security and Threats|

New research shows that 2018 could be the worst year so far for cybercrime. In 2015, ransomware costs businesses $5 billion. Analysts are expecting this to reach $11 billion in 2018, with this trend showing no sign of slowing down. Cybersecurity Ventures predicts in 2020 that businesses could be attacked every 14 seconds. Some analysts [...]

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Biometrics: The Future of Data and Cyber Security?

2018-04-26T17:45:46+00:00 April 26th, 2018|Security and Threats|

Personal data is power. Decades ago, to steal data criminals would have to break in and take physical files or download data onto floppy disks or burn onto CD. Now our data is taken from social media profiles, emails, from hacking into organisations' systems and data stores, and by intercepting data from our mobile devices. [...]

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Why your anti-virus is getting smarter

2018-03-28T11:26:49+00:00 March 28th, 2018|Security and Threats|

Anti-virus software needs to get smarter, quickly. Traditional antivirus software can’t keep pace with today’s rising tide of threats.  From shady state actors to cybercriminals and hackers, the size, volume and complexity of threats facing organisations is getting worse. Much anti-virus (AV) technology simply isn’t smart enough to catch every threat. Even with the most [...]

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Accountants beware: Bad Rabbit Ransomware!

2018-07-09T11:35:35+00:00 November 28th, 2017|Security and Threats|

What is it? Despite the name, it's not an influx of demented furry critters sent to destroy you by North Korea, but the latest Ransomware that could well be targeting UK businesses. Bad Rabbit has spread from Eastern Europe and Turkey via Germany where a mixture of businesses, including accountants were infected. Hot on the [...]

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Password Hygiene: Protecting the Creative Industry

2017-11-28T11:57:07+00:00 November 13th, 2017|Security and Threats|

Creative and marketing companies generally have to manage a large number of different passwords. There are numerous apps and SaaS tools available that creatives and marketers use day-in-day-out to create work, promote their businesses and, most importantly, manage their client accounts. These all require users to create an account to login, making them only as [...]

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Cyber Security: Criminals Target The Accounting Industry

2017-12-07T13:04:57+00:00 October 5th, 2017|Security and Threats|

Last month accountancy firm Deloitte confirmed that it had been a victim of a cyber attack that breached the company email system and has potentially compromised usernames, passwords, IP addresses, architectural diagrams for businesses and health information, and sensitive client information contained in email attachments. The breach was discovered in March this year, but it [...]

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Would you trust Apple’s X rated facial recognition software?

2017-12-06T19:43:45+00:00 September 28th, 2017|Compliance, Security and Threats|

So we have had the annual hype-fest about the latest set of new Apple products - chief amongst which is the new iPhone X. A lot has been said and written about the new features, in particular the new facial recognition software which Apple claims is 20x more secure than its touch ID. As far [...]

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Antispam tools invading your digital privacy

2018-06-06T12:02:46+00:00 June 20th, 2017|Business Continuity, Company News, Compliance, Productivity, Security and Threats, Technology News, Tips and Advice|

  I recently blogged about how we can be our own worst enemies in disclosing our online identity. And how the companies we provide this information to sell it to allow people to target you with marketing and advertising campaigns. Since writing this a colleague brought to my attention a recent story involving a popular [...]

Does our addiction to email make us a sitting duck for cyber criminals?

2017-07-19T14:05:58+00:00 June 14th, 2017|Security and Threats|

Could you do your job without email? Well if you are an office worker or field based executive, it would probably be difficult. And what about in your private life? We spend so much time online not having email could be a bit of a challenge for many of us. How much of our time [...]