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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...

Proficio Wins Prestigious UK Networking Computing Award

Proficio Wins Prestigious UK Networking Computing Award

London, UK – May 15, 2019 - Proficio, an award-winning managed security services provider (MSSP) delivering managed detection and response (MDR), has been named ‘UK Cloud Delivered Security Solution of the Year’ by Network Computing UK. The Network...

Guest Article: Being a Man in a Minority

Guest Article: Being a Man in a Minority

For years I have been fortunate enough to work for some great companies and brands with many great managers, but you soon realise from reviewing my career that I have always been in male dominated sectors (soccer/football, finance, cybersecurity and...

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University Students at Risk of Phishing Attacks

University Students at Risk of Phishing Attacks

University students are at risk from phishing scams because many top universities are not following best practices to block fraudulent emails, according to research by Proofpoint. The security firm found that 65% of the UK’s top 20 universities were not using any form...

Google Highlights Vulnerabilities Found in iMessage

Google Highlights Vulnerabilities Found in iMessage

Five flaws in Apple’s iMessage software could make devices vulnerable to attack according to bug-hunters at Google. In one example, the researchers commented that the only way to rescue a targeted iPhone would be to delete all the data from it whilst another...

Met Police Newsdesk Breached

Met Police Newsdesk Breached

London’s Metropolitan Police suffered a “hack” which saw their Twitter feed and press bureau post a series of bizarre messages. Scotland Yard confirmed that a third party platform had "been subject to unauthorised access". The Met Police Press Bureau uses an online...

Scale of Magecart Attacks Growing

Scale of Magecart Attacks Growing

The scale of the Magecart web skimming malware, a scam which attempts to harvest payment information via malicious JavaScript, is ‘much larger than previously reported’ according to a new RiskIQ study. Magecart is targeting unprotected AWS S3 buckets, used to store...

ICO Issues Notice of Major Fines for BA and Marriott

ICO Issues Notice of Major Fines for BA and Marriott

British Airways (BA) and US hotel group Marriott are facing significant fines, following high profile data breaches reported in 2018.The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has issued notices of intent to fine BA a record £183m, whilst Marriott faces a...

Florida Towns Pay Out More Than $1m To Hackers

Florida Towns Pay Out More Than $1m To Hackers

This week it was reported that two towns in Florida had paid $1.1 million to hackers after suffering ransomware attacks.Officials in Lake City and Riviera Beach voted to make payments after computer systems were downed, locking municipal staff out of...

Only 26% Say They Can Audit Their IaaS Configuration Settings

Only 26% Say They Can Audit Their IaaS Configuration Settings

A report on Cloud Adoption and Risk from McAfee, who polled 1000 enterprises worldwide, has highlighted that while organisations benefit from the better security offered in the cloud there are some exceptions.Poorly configured cloud infrastructure is an...

FTSE 250 Companies Missing Cyber Security Basics

FTSE 250 Companies Missing Cyber Security Basics

Security researchers at Rapid7 have found that 88% of FTSE 250+ organisations, have insufficient anti-phishing defences (i.e. DMARC) in the public email configuration of their primary email domains.The finding is part of their third Industry Cyber-Exposure...

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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 …

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