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Guest Article: Safeguarding Your Company and Your Customers’ Data

Guest Article: Safeguarding Your Company and Your Customers’ Data

When it comes to a company’s assets, perhaps one of the most important is their data. This can mean crucial information that a company needs to keep their operations up and running or even just any data on customers that they happen to keep. Such is the importance of...

Guest Article: How Employees Can Be Your Biggest Cyber Security Threat

Guest Article: How Employees Can Be Your Biggest Cyber Security Threat

Online businesses have grown tremendously in the 21st century, which means that most companies manage their data through online platforms. However, this has been a challenge because cybersecurity threats are rising steadily. Unauthorized people are getting their hands...

Guest Article: 5 Most Important Cyber Security Tips for Your Users

Guest Article: 5 Most Important Cyber Security Tips for Your Users

Technology is proving to be one of the best things that happened in the history of humanity. Being able to gain access to anything connected to the internet is a luxury we can’t afford to lose these days. Artificial intelligence, automation, augmented reality,...

In Conversation With…..Paloma Garcia

In Conversation With…..Paloma Garcia

Continuing our series of “In Conversation With” interviews, we are delighted to feature Paloma Garcia, Senior Presales Manager, Mid-Market & Channel at Symantec. Originally from the north of Spain, Asturias, Paloma completed her Telecommunications engineering...

The FaceApp Craze: Think Before Giving Away Your Data

The FaceApp Craze: Think Before Giving Away Your Data

We would like to say a big thank you to Francesco Cipollone for mentioning our CEO & Founder Lisa Ventura in his latest article “Is FaceApp stealing your identity? Let’s find it out…” which he has published on Medium. If you want an easy to follow balanced view on...

In Conversation With….Professor Sue Black

In Conversation With….Professor Sue Black

We are delighted to present the first in our new series of Q&A interviews entitled “In Conversation With” where we aim to showcase the movers and shakers in the cyber security and tech industries. For our first Q&A we are honoured to feature...

How To Stop Antivirus Software Slowing Your Computer Down

How To Stop Antivirus Software Slowing Your Computer Down

We all know that installing virus protection on your computer is the first thing that you should do when you get a new one. However, a lot of people report that virus protection software slows their computer right down and makes it difficult to use. At...

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Sextortion Scam Targeting Millions

Sextortion Scam Targeting Millions

A large sextortion campaign is potentially targeting more than 27 million victims using a network of infected devices, otherwise known as a botnet. Sextortion scams are a type of phishing attack which coerce people to pay a cryptocurrency ransom because they have been...

Sextortion Scam Targeting Millions

Twitter Apologises Following Misuse of User Details

The ‘unintentional’ use of user email addresses and phone numbers for targeted advertising has prompted an apology from Twitter. Twitter has confirmed that third party advertisers could have targeted certain users using these details, which have been provided for...

Sextortion Scam Targeting Millions

Zendesk Breach Affects 10,000 Accounts

The breach dates from 2016 and may have affected thousands of Zendesk corporate clients and the clients’ customer accounts. Zendesk state that only accounts created prior to 1 November 2016 were affected. The customer service software company has found that 10,000...

Sextortion Scam Targeting Millions

Emergency Patch Issued for Internet Explorer

Microsoft has issued an emergency patch which users should utilise as soon as possible to fix a bug on the Internet Explorer browser. The vulnerability could allow the browser to be hijacked by attackers with Microsoft confirming that versions 9 to 11 were vulnerable....

Sextortion Scam Targeting Millions

Ecuador Data Breach Affects Millions

Ecuador suffered the biggest data breach in its history this week after the records of most of its population were exposed online. The leak, which was reported by ZDNet, occurred after a data analytics company had left a server exposed without a password. This then...

Sextortion Scam Targeting Millions

Wikipedia Suffers Intermittent Issues Following DoS attack

Wikipedia was sporadically inaccessible in Europe and the Middle East last weekend following a suspected denial of service (DoS) attack. The referencing site experienced intermittent issues in the early hours of Saturday morning (7th September) which would have made...

Sextortion Scam Targeting Millions

Popular VPNs Targeted by Password Stealing Hackers

Hackers are actively attempting to steal passwords by taking advantage of servers that have failed to patch two virtual private network (VPN) products. Users of Fortigate SSL VPN and Pulse Secure are being warned that hackers are attempting to steal passwords, as well...

Sextortion Scam Targeting Millions

Bluetooth Vulnerability Spotted and Patched

A vulnerability in Bluetooth’s wireless standard has been discovered by researchers which could allow attackers to intercept keystrokes, address books, and other sensitive data. The vulnerability, named ‘Key Negotiation of Bluetooth’, potentially allows attackers to...

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Cyber Threats from Email

Cyber Threats from Email

If your computer is locked, and you are seeing a “Your computer has been locked” notification from a law enforcement agency then your computer is infected with a piece of malware

Spam & Phishing Scams Protection

Spam & Phishing Scams Protection

Spam is the electronic equivalent of the ‘junk mail’ that arrives on your doormat or in your postbox. However, spam is more than just annoying. It can be dangerous – especially if it’s part of a phishing scam.

Identity Theft Cyber Attack Information

Identity Theft Cyber Attack Information

The number of people falling victim to identity theft in the UK has risen by almost a third, new figures suggest.  The BBC reported on 26th May 2015 that criminals are increasingly using internet forums to buy and sell data.  They use the information to open bank...

Security Threats in Cyber Cafés

Security Threats in Cyber Cafés

No matter how good the security or how much money is thrown at maintaining the integrity of systems, there is a fundamental flaw – people. Indeed, while I have no idea as to the origin of the quote – the reality is that you really are “only as strong as your …

Security Threats from USB Sticks

Security Threats from USB Sticks

The latest craze in computer storage, the thumb-sized USB drive, is so convenient and small that it’s become a fashionable accessory. The drives come on key fobs and in such novelty designs as Lego bricks or sushi. They’re given out at conventions and …

Some worrying Statistics

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Detected Attacks

and 25% of Large Firms experience a breach at least once per month

 
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Suppliers

of all businesses set cyber security standards
for their suppliers

 
 
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a formal written cyber security policy to protect their business

 
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Recommended Action

to identify risks
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