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08/12
2017
Office 365 extends Advanced Threat Protection for cloud collaboration services
Posted by Chris Wheeler on 08/12 at 10:00 AM Security,
Microsoft security

Microsoft have unveiled their updated Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) which already helps businesses identify and resolve cyber threats such as malware, viruses, malicious URLs within Exchange Online, but now protects businesses against other cyber security threats within...

29/11
2017
Schools need web filtering to protect younger social media users
Posted by Caroline Moore on 29/11 at 04:45 PM Education, Security, Web filtering,
protect students and pupils from cyber bullying at school

With children as young as 10 using social media, secondary schools need to use web filtering from year seven upwards and primary schools may need to use it too.Ofcom's Children and Parents Media Use and Attitudes report found that 28% of 10-year-olds, 46% of 11-year-olds and 51% of...

24/11
2017
Avoid an Uber-style hack with a private data centre
Posted by Colin Woods on 24/11 at 10:00 AM Data centre, Security,
private data centre

With news emerging that Uber lost 57 million records of customer data last year, the spotlight is firmly back on data security and storage. This becomes all the more relevant with the GDPR legislation coming into force in May 2018.The formerly undisclosed cyber-attack was revealed...

17/11
2017
Could free Wi-Fi put your device at risk from hackers?
Posted by Ash Khagram on 17/11 at 10:00 AM Hospitality, Internet connectivity, Retail, Security, Wi-Fi,
free Wi-Fi put your device at risk

We are all used to having some form of connectivity to the internet through our PCs, smartphones, tablets, watches... even our kitchen items. Internet connectivity is an essential requirement similar to gas, electric and water, but what about the risks? A major flaw was recently...

10/11
2017
Is your security ready for GDPR?
Posted by Colin Woods on 10/11 at 10:00 AM Security,
GDPR security image

It seems that all we talk about now is GDPR.The legislation that comes into force in May next year is forcing organisations to look at the data they hold, who can access it and how they can secure it. The key is securing your “privileged information”. While as a business...

03/11
2017
Phone hackers strike and the customer pays – is that fair?
Posted by Rick Howard on 03/11 at 10:00 AM Dial through fraud, Security,
Telecoms hacker image

Fraud of any kind is usually a faceless crime in a digital age where criminals can hide behind computers in far-flung corners of the world, while the effect they have can be devastating.Dial-through fraud, phone fraud, PBX fraud and phreaking, and is one of the most lucrative scams...

31/10
2017
Hackers work all year round
Posted by Ash Khagram on 31/10 at 10:00 AM Data centre, IT services, Security, Web filtering,
hackers working

During the summer of 2017, UK firms experienced 55,314 security breach attempts which equates to 600 cyber-attacks a day! The expectation was that the hackers would head off on their summer holidays at the same time as we did. Not this year. Cyber-attacks using remote desktop...

12/09
2017
What to do during a ransomware incident
Posted by Caroline Moore on 12/09 at 10:00 AM Security,

Since the global ransomware attack that wreaked havoc across the NHS and other organisations, we have designed this simple infographic to help businesses and individuals understand what to do if they are affected ransomware incident.We would invite you to save the link in case you...

22/08
2017
Are file-less or non-malware attacks the next big threat to cyber security?
Posted by Ash Khagram on 22/08 at 10:00 AM Security,
computer screen

There are more cyber-attacks occurring across the globe than ever before. While estimates of a 15% to 20% increase year on year for cyber-crime might not seem vast, that number is global and affects millions of PC’s, devices, and endpoints eg routers, servers, etc. Now hackers have...

04/08
2017
Ransomware – it affects all businesses
Posted by Colin Woods on 04/08 at 10:00 AM Security,

Ransomware attacks sees hackers kidnap business or organisational data or access to systems until you pay them for their release.Businesses cannot operate without data. The global attack that affected the UK’s NHS and subsequently closed a number of GP surgeries for a short time is...

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