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Accountants beware: Bad Rabbit Ransomware!

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

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

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?

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

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 identity theft? 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 [...]