Category: Cyber Security

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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. 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. If they aren’t then I’m afraid you are asking for trouble…. 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

Ransomware – it makes me WannaCry………….
May 17, 2017

Ransomware – it makes me WannaCry………….

Ransomware. You’ll have struggled to avoid the word this week and we’ve certainly had more than our fair share of telephone calls from concerned customers. The ‘WannaCry’ virus attack on the NHS has made Ransomware the current buzzword in the national and international press. Whilst this is undoubtedly a high-profile attack are the press guilty… Read full article

‘WannaCry’ Ransomware Attack
May 15, 2017

‘WannaCry’ Ransomware Attack

You will all be aware of the ransomware attacks on the NHS on Friday of last week and the warnings of potential further attacks as people return to work this morning. So far it is estimated that there are more than 200,000 victims in 150 countries. Whilst we learn more about the virus and the… Read full article

Report reveals UK business is under attack
April 27, 2017

Report reveals UK business is under attack

A newly published UK Government survey has uncovered that 46% of all UK businesses had ‘identified at least one cybersecurity breach or attack in the past 12 months’. The report has also revealed that a ‘sizeable proportion’ of business have not put in place basic policies and protection to protect themselves from attack. Some of… Read full article

Beware the Phishermen…..
March 09, 2017

Beware the Phishermen…..

We tweeted earlier this week about a client who had received a call from what he believed was TalkTalk customer service. The individual had called TalkTalk 2 weeks before and believed this was a return call. However it was a scam, the fraudsters inserted software onto his machine that stopped all of his programmes, including… Read full article

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