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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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Why Your Business’ IT Is A 24/7 Operation

September 23rd, 2016|Business Continuity, Security and Threats, Tips and Advice|

Not many businesses or organisations can turn the sign on the door to ‘closed’, switch off the lights and forget about work until the following morning. In today’s world most business need to be ‘always on’, even when their business premises are locked up for the night. Other businesses are operating 24/7 anyway, with global [...]

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Are You Banking That Your Apps Will Keep You Safe?

September 13th, 2016|Security and Threats, Tips and Advice|

Having read with interest a BBC article about the continued growth in the use of banking apps versus the ongoing decline in the use of web-based banking facilities, I started to wonder what this trend meant in terms of personal information security as well as any known effects on business. This could become increasingly relevant if the concept of [...]

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Klepto Zepto Virus is on the Attack!

August 16th, 2016|Security and Threats, Tips and Advice|

Security experts are warning businesses of a dangerous new virus, based on the Locky ransomware, named Klepto Zepto. The Zepto malware has been carried in nearly 140,000 spam messages sent over four days last week. The ransomware appears to have Locky’s capabilities which could make it one of the more dangerous encryption lockers in circulation. [...]

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Cyber Security – A Boardroom Blindspot

June 14th, 2016|Security and Threats, Technology News, Tips and Advice|

Is cyber security on the agenda in your boardroom? In the most recent Cyber Governance Health Check it was found that 33% of boards have ‘clearly set and understood their appetite for cyber risk’, up 18% from 2014. However, on average only 54% of boardrooms ‘hear about cyber security twice a year’ – or when [...]

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Cyber Fraudsters Using Terror Fears To Attack Businesses

November 24th, 2015|Company News, Security and Threats|

IT security analysts have reported a new wave of 'Spear Phishing' attacks on businesses, using the recent terror attacks to dupe victims out of substantial amounts of money. If you are not familiar with the term Spear Phishing, it is not a poorly spelled sporting pastime but more a method used by internet criminals to [...]

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The Cost Of Data Security Breaches To UK Businesses

November 23rd, 2015|Company News, Security and Threats, Tips and Advice|

Do you know what it would cost your business if you fall victim to a cyber attack? Data security breaches are a factor of our everyday lives, many of which do not get the press attention that the likes of TalkTalk, Marks and Spencers and travel agents Thompson have attracted in recent months. While your [...]

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