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GDPR: Good News for Financial Services

2017-12-13T10:42:35+00:00December 8th, 2017|Compliance|

Spoiler alert! This is not another one of those articles about GDPR designed to put CEOs, Compliance Officers and CISCOs into a state of panic about how to get their business compliant by May 2018. No, instead this post is actually about why GDPR could be a good thing for the financial services industry, and [...]

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Accountants beware: Bad Rabbit Ransomware!

2018-07-09T11:35:35+00:00November 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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Cyber Crime and Accountancy – 8 Common Pitfalls

2017-09-21T09:08:43+00:00August 21st, 2017|Tips and Advice|

If you are an accountant, you've either been hacked and you know about it - or you've been hacked and don't know it! Either way, it's inevitable, and it's a huge threat that could destroy your business....or at the very least give you a bad day/week/month/year. Here at Pro Drive, we've put together a list [...]

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How To Improve Your Business Continuity Strategy In Five Steps

2018-05-01T10:17:57+00:00February 16th, 2017|Business Continuity, Company News|

Business continuity plans should be regularly reviewed and updated. Changes to your business, including the introduction of new IT systems, new services or products, relocation or expansion, can all impact on whether your current business continuity plans will stand up if an incident occurs. Here we outline five steps that can improve your business continuity [...]

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

2017-12-06T19:08:41+00:00November 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

2017-12-06T18:59:59+00:00November 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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Klepto Zepto Virus is on the Attack!

2017-07-19T15:46:10+00:00August 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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Top Tips To Keep The Hackers At Bay

2017-12-06T19:10:09+00:00July 27th, 2016|Technology News|

What was once a couple of physical doors that kept your office safe, is now a multitude of virtual doors that you can’t control. For example, in the case of Spear Phishing emails criminals are targeting you as an individual, as opposed to a general attack on an organisation, and hackers might target you in exactly [...]

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‘Klepto Zepto’ – New business crippling virus targets 140,000 people in 4 days – Businesses warned!

2017-12-06T19:24:20+00:00July 13th, 2016|Security and Threats, Technology News, 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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Failing To Plan Is Planning To Fail; Why You Need To Get Your Business Continuity Plan In Place

2018-01-03T11:42:34+00:00June 23rd, 2016|Business Continuity, Company News, Security and Threats, Technology News, Tips and Advice|

Companies today face an unprecedented number of exposures. The frequency and severity of cyber-attacks presents an ever growing threat, and reliance on a complex network of technology and supply chains is expanding. Both trends leave businesses susceptible to a variety of existing and emerging risks. Managing these risks by developing a business continuity strategy is [...]

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