Category: Cyber Security

IT News and updates from the Your IT team

Scam Warning
December 20, 2017

Scam Warning

We want to alert all customers to a recent scam perpetuated on one of our customers. This is almost led to a six-figure sum being taken from the business bank account. This was an extremely clever scam attack which appeared to highjack the businesses phone and diverted an outbound call to an alternative number. It started with a… Read full article

Oh No, it’s another GDPR Blog.
December 06, 2017

Oh No, it’s another GDPR Blog.

The new General Data Protection Regulations come into force on the 25th May 2018. You cannot fail to have heard off and/or read about the ‘biggest change to data protection in the past 20 years™’ so what we don’t want to do is rehash the same old information. If you’ve not heard of it before… Read full article

Why Is Cyber Security So Hard?
November 08, 2017

Why Is Cyber Security So Hard?

Hardly a week seems to go by without news of another company suffering some kind of cyber-attack or data breach. In October Equifax admitted that almost 700,000 UK consumers had their personal details compromised following a cyber-attack. Whilst the latest attacks sent out fake adverts for web browser updates from a popular adult website that… Read full article

6 Top Tips To Protect Your Laptop
September 20, 2017

6 Top Tips To Protect Your Laptop

We’ve recently had a couple of incidents of theft from our customers. In these cases, the items were laptops taken from the company premises and this prompted some research and the discovery of a startling statistic……… According to the technology research firm Gartner, a laptop is stolen every 53 seconds. This is a real concern… Read full article

Cyber Essentials – Is It Essential?
July 31, 2017

Cyber Essentials – Is It Essential?

If you’ve not heard of it, Cyber Essentials is a government-backed cyber security certification scheme. The aim of the certification is to set out a good baseline of cyber security for all organisations across all sectors and provide a manageable, cost-effective framework which demonstrates the presence of essential controls and can be assessed relatively quickly. The… Read full article

Cyber Security. Are You Being Serious?
July 07, 2017

Cyber Security. Are You Being Serious?

OK, it’s a tenuous link but hey, I like the image and I’m not apologising! (I resisted trying a pun on tenuous too!) And we make no apologies for a further security blog this week either. Cyber crime is still big news following the recent WannaCry attack which affected the NHS and the follow-up Petya /… Read full article

What Can We Learn From The Latest Cyber Attacks
July 03, 2017

What Can We Learn From The Latest Cyber Attacks

Last week the Petya ransomware attack took pretty much everyone by surprise. Landing just a month after the WannaCry outbreak Petya used the same exploit to infect Windows based systems. It seemed like a familiar story, but there are some major and rather worrying differences to previous attacks. Petya was discovered in March 2016, with… Read full article

Peyta Ransomware Outbreak
June 27, 2017

Peyta Ransomware Outbreak

A ransomware outbreak has reportedly hit targets in Spain, France, Ukraine, Russia, and other countries. Judging by photos posted to Twitter and images provided by sources, many of the alleged attacks involved a piece of ransomware that displays red text on a black background and demands $300 worth of bitcoin. We believe the ransomware strain… Read full article

Why You Need A Password Manager
June 19, 2017

Why You Need A Password Manager

In a previous post, we’ve talked about the fact that cyber security should start with your people and one of the key elements of any cyber security policy should be the use of robust passwords. The days of ‘abc123’ and ‘pa55word’ SHOULD be long gone, and if they aren’t then I’m afraid you are asking… Read full article

Why Your Business Needs A Strong Firewall
June 12, 2017

Why Your Business Needs A Strong Firewall

Although you may not be running a multi-million-pound business or storing military secrets your business may still be an attractive target for hackers. Whilst the recent media coverage of the WannaCry attack focused on the NHS the attack infected numerous small businesses across the world. 46% of UK businesses have identified at least one cyber… Read full article

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