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Antispam tools invading your digital privacy

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 [...]

Small business owner? Here’s why you could be next for cyber criminals

June 5th, 2017|Security and Threats|

Small business have increasingly become attractive targets for hackers, with some reports suggesting that up to half of cyber attacks are on small businesses. So, why haven’t you heard about them? We’ve grown accustomed to news stories about large companies and organisations being targeted. But that’s only because these companies are household names. At a [...]

Worried about your identity being stolen? You’re selling it every day…

June 5th, 2017|Security and Threats, Tips and Advice|

Working in the IT industry, we spend a lot of time helping business owners and senior management to understand the risks of cybercrime; both to their organisations and to them personally. Security of data, particularly information held on individuals and subject to data protection law is quite rightly a concern for Board Members. With the impending [...]

Are You Really An “Always On” Organisation?

January 5th, 2017|Business Continuity, Security and Threats|

“Business hours” has become an almost meaningless expression. More now than ever, customers expect to shop, bank and engage with businesses around the clock. Time zones are also increasingly meaningless, with the Internet driving forward a new era of globalisation. With e-commerce, automation, social networks and self-service, consumers and clients can make purchases, get in [...]

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Don’t Get Complacent About Ransomware!

December 13th, 2016|Security and Threats|

When you live and breath IT and information security, it is easy to forget that not everyone in your organisation is on the same page. Take ransomware for example. We - IT professionals - are actively monitoring the cyber threat landscape; we take a great interest in finding out about the latest threats. In fact [...]

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A Social Engineering Tale – You’re Getting Scammed, Buddy!

November 25th, 2016|Security and Threats|

Talking to my clients on a daily basis, it seems that many of them still think cyber crime only ever happens to somebody else! However, the reality is that cyber crime is now more profitable than the illegal drug trade. This is partly because entry into a life of cyber crime is a lot easier and less [...]

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Cyber Fraud – Two of the Biggest Scams Uncovered

November 22nd, 2016|Business Continuity, Security and Threats, Tips and Advice|

Here is the low down on two of the most common ransomware scams that you need to know about. The pay rise/redundancy scam Cyber criminals create an email that looks similar to that of a director. For example, joe.bloggs@acme.co.uk is changed to joe.bloggs@acme.com. Sometimes the email is also 'spoofed' so that it appears in your inbox as [...]

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