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Security By Design: How UX Keeps Your Website Users Safe

Security By Design: How UX Keeps Your Website Users Safe

You want to create a frictionless experience for your website’s visitors. You want to make it easy for them to access the information, products or features that matter to them. You want an intuitive experience that creates positive associations with your brand....

Cyber Security and Online Gaming

Cyber Security and Online Gaming

Around the world, millions upon millions of people play online games every day. Research suggests that in the UK alone, around 69% of adults would consider themselves a casual gamer, which equates to around 39 million people. Quite clearly, online gaming – be it via...

Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Issues in Mergers and Acquisitions

Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Issues in Mergers and Acquisitions

Several processes are involved in businesses and investments. However, Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) stands out as one of the most popular business processes. Some other business processes include Initial Private Offering (IPO), Intellectual Property (IP), as...

UK SMEs Continue to Thrive Despite Fluctuating Revenues and Demand

UK SMEs Continue to Thrive Despite Fluctuating Revenues and Demand

Business is never easy. In the UK, the landscape is in a constant state of flux: new threats to revenue and stability can present themselves every day, and as soon as one is dealt with, another is ready to take its place. Bigger businesses are more able to take a few...

Mobile Security Issues to Be Aware Of

Mobile Security Issues to Be Aware Of

Mobile technology has brought a range of benefits to many different areas of life. However, with the advance of mobile technology, it's also important to consider the security issues that come with it. Mobile tech presents security issues just like other areas of...

Tech Accelerator BetaDen Search for Cohort 3.0

Tech Accelerator BetaDen Search for Cohort 3.0

Worcestershire, January 8th 2020 - Worcestershire’s first-of-its kind technology accelerator is now searching for their third cohort. BetaDen is now accepting applications for their 9-month accelerator programme from technology entrepreneurs to small technology...

How Innovative Virtual Data Rooms Benefit Private Equity M&A Deals

How Innovative Virtual Data Rooms Benefit Private Equity M&A Deals

VDRs are a staple in the M&A industry for a good reason. These secure server configurations help companies close transactions quickly. Possessing focused technology gives organizations a reliable platform for deal-making. Private equity is currently enjoying an up...

4 Ways Data Analysis Can Help You Grow Your Business

4 Ways Data Analysis Can Help You Grow Your Business

Business leadership and decision-making have always required courageous, forward thinkers who aren’t afraid to take risks. In some ways, however, deciding how to grow your business has never been easier. As the availability of data increases and the accuracy of...

Leader in Virtual Data Room Firmex Recently Launched Single Sign On

Leader in Virtual Data Room Firmex Recently Launched Single Sign On

Let's explore how a single sing on can improve usability and security while also integrating with leading identity management solutions on the market. Based in Toronto, Canada, Firmex is a worldwide provider of VDR, also known as virtual data room. The company also...

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New COVID-19 Phishing Scam Spotted

New COVID-19 Phishing Scam Spotted

A new phishing campaign pretending to be from a local hospital in the US has been spotted in an unfortunate trend of coronavirus-related scams. Phishing is when criminals try to convince you to click on links within a scam email or text message, or to give sensitive...

New COVID-19 Phishing Scam Spotted

Cyber Security Breaches Survey Reveals Attacks are Evolving

Cyber attacks are becoming more frequent and evolving according to the latest Cyber Security Breaches Survey, published by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS). Almost half of UK businesses (46%) and a quarter of charities (26%) in the survey...

New COVID-19 Phishing Scam Spotted

NCSC Issues Advice as Home Working Increases Across the UK

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, and following official guidance, more employers are asking staff to work from home. Latest government advice urges employers to enable their workforce to work remotely, where possible, to help stop the spread of...

New COVID-19 Phishing Scam Spotted

Coronavirus Used as Bait by Phishers

Several cyber security researchers have uncovered a surge in the number of phishing emails using the coronavirus as a lure. Cyber criminals have been exploiting the pandemic to steal money or sensitive information through phishing campaigns in several countries. By...

New COVID-19 Phishing Scam Spotted

Consumers Urged to Secure Internet Connected Cameras

This week, with support from Which?, we published new consumer advice and guidance on how to secure internet connected cameras in the home.  We’re all becoming more reliant on ‘smart’ technology, and things like connected security cameras and baby monitors help make...

New COVID-19 Phishing Scam Spotted

Council Confirms Ransomware Attack

Earlier this week Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council confirmed its IT servers had been affected by a ransomware attack. The NCSC has been providing support to the council in the wake of this incident and is advising on how to minimise the risk of such an attack...

New COVID-19 Phishing Scam Spotted

Instagram Phishing Campaign Promises Presidential Money

Russian Instagram users are reportedly being targeted by a phishing campaign under the guise of a non-existent presidential decree. Cyber criminals are using fake advertisements on Instagram accounts impersonating those of state TV channels. The adverts are crafted to...

New COVID-19 Phishing Scam Spotted

Ransomware Attack Brings Down College IT

A college in Scotland fell victim to an apparent ransomware attack last week with the incident bringing down its IT systems. Ransomware is a type of malware that makes data or systems unusable until the victim makes a ransom payment. Students of Dundee and Angus...

New COVID-19 Phishing Scam Spotted

Report Claims Human Error is a Major Cause of Data Breaches

Showing just how tempting it can be to think that complex problems have a single, ‘simple’ cause: Cybsafe announced that 90% of data breaches in the UK are caused by human error. The report has analysed data from breaches reported to the Information Commissioner’s...

New COVID-19 Phishing Scam Spotted

Citrix Releases Patches to fix Product Vulnerability

Patches which fix a vulnerability in the Citrix Application Delivery Controller (ADC) and Citrix Gateway have been released. We reported on the security issues earlier this month and also published an alert offering mitigation advice to those affected by the...

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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

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a formal written cyber security policy to protect their business

 
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Recommended Action

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