Category: Cyber Security

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Don’t Get Hooked by Spear Phishing Attacks
February 20, 2020

Don’t Get Hooked by Spear Phishing Attacks

Phishing attacks have been around for a long time.  Designed to steal your credentials or trick you into installing malicious software, they have persisted because they have been so devastatingly simple and effective.  Today, a more modern and more effective version of the same attack is commonly used. A typical phishing attack involves an attacker… Read full article

Protect Your Firm Against Zero-Day Attacks
February 12, 2020

Protect Your Firm Against Zero-Day Attacks

Protecting your business against the latest cyber threats should always be a top priority. Updating antivirus and patching your operating system is a great way to start. However, antivirus and patches work like immunisation, they protect you against viruses that we already know about. But what happens when a cyber threat appears that hasn’t already… Read full article

LetMeIn101: How the Bad Guys Get Your Password
February 05, 2020

LetMeIn101: How the Bad Guys Get Your Password

A strong password is essential to your cyber safety. Everybody knows it but, if you’re like the rest of the digital society, you probably have dozens of passwords to remember. It’s a lot. So, you take shortcuts. Taking advantage of your laissez-faire attitude is one way bad guys access your passwords. Incredibly, there are still… Read full article

The Dark Web and its Impact on Your Business
February 04, 2020

The Dark Web and its Impact on Your Business

Business owners today know the internet is not only a force for good. Some people exploit the Web for ill intent. They congregate on the Dark Web, and small businesses need to understand the risks. What is the Dark Web? You and your employees spend time daily on the Web. They’re researching clients, checking out… Read full article

Security Patches — There Is A Better Way to Update
January 15, 2020

Security Patches — There Is A Better Way to Update

Software updates often come at the worst moment. You leave your desktop to go to a meeting and come back to find your computer has restarted in your absence. Those unexpected bug fixes and performance improvements lost you all your unsaved work. Or you go to shut down your laptop to rush to a meeting,… Read full article

Cyber Security Best Practices for the Christmas Break
December 11, 2019

Cyber Security Best Practices for the Christmas Break

’Tis the season to be jolly. But ’tis also a season to feel pulled in many directions. For many organisations, this is a peak season. For others, things slow down, and people are able to a take long-awaited holiday. Wherever you fall on the stress spectrum, these best practices can boost your Christmas and New… Read full article

Businesses Beware: Clever office.com phishing attack fools users
May 13, 2019

Businesses Beware: Clever office.com phishing attack fools users

Phishing Attackers are using Microsoft Forms for a very clever and plausible spear phishing attack. The attacks started around December 2018, and this has been a fairly successful campaign. Uses receive the following email, or something very similar; This is often from an internal source or a known contact, will contain a signature and be… Read full article

2019 Internet Security Threat Report
April 09, 2019

2019 Internet Security Threat Report

Data for the report comes from Symantecs Global Intelligence Network, which records events from 123 million attack sensors worldwide. Data for the report comes from more than 157 countries worldwide. The report runs to 61 pages. To save you reading through everything we’ve summarised it, picking out the most relevant and important information. Formjacking Formjacking… Read full article

Cyber Security When YOU Are The Business
October 22, 2018

Cyber Security When YOU Are The Business

Whilst exhibiting at a recent event we were approached by a business owner concerned about cyber security. Nothing unusual there. In this case the business was just her and a laptop. Our normal solutions are suitable for multiple users but would be overkill for the freelancer or self-employed individual. So what about cyber security when… Read full article

What are Backup, Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity?
October 16, 2018

What are Backup, Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity?

Nobody can guarantee that a businesses IT is 100% safe and secure. Things go wrong. This might be a minor issue such as a deleted file, or a major problem such as a server failure or cyber-attack. Your data is precious, and, in the event of an issue, you’ll want to be able to get… Read full article

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