Category: Cyber Security

If you leave this legacy don’t expect others to be grateful!
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If you leave this legacy don’t expect others to be grateful!

Have you been seduced by offers of free anti virus and other software that offer limited or no support? Or perhaps you’re using software that’s well past it’s use by date because updates and/or support is no longer provided? The fact is in both cases you are exposing your business to consdierable risks by doing...

Are you really in danger from a cyber security attack?
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Are you really in danger from a cyber security attack?

Imminent cyber security attack – fact or fiction? Well, according to the government’s Cyber Security Small Business Guide you have a 1 in 2 chance that could result in costs of £1400! So wouldn’t it be much better to put your house in order now to avoid this very real threat starting with one of...

Cyber attack; when, not if
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Cyber attack; when, not if

Is the next cyber attack on the UK imminent? Ciaran Martin, Head of UK’s National Cyber Security Centre has warned that a major cyber attack on the UK is a matter of “when, not if”. It has long been known that viruses’ or malicious software have existed and the disruption they can cause. Last year...

7 New Year Resolutions to Become Safer Online
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7 New Year Resolutions to Become Safer Online

How did we survive before the Internet? There is no doubt it’s an invaluable tool but using it carries several security risks. Commit to the following New Year resolutions to become safer online: Devise unique passwords. Create passwords that only you can possibly guess and don’t give them to others. Keep a tight rein on personal...

What are your chances of being held to ransom?
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What are your chances of being held to ransom?

Kapersky reports the following worldwide internet security information for 2016: 62 new ransomware families made their appearance. There was an 11-fold increase in the number of ransomware modifications: from 2,900 new modifications in January/March, to 32,091 in July/September. Attacks on business increased three-fold between January and the end of September: the difference between an attack every...

BadRabbit Ransomware Outbreak
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BadRabbit Ransomware Outbreak

The latest malware threat BadRabbit appears to be a variant of an earlier Ransomware nasty earlier in the year. At the moment, it seems to be primarily targeting organisations in Russia and Eastern Europe but could easily spread. The malware if contracted encrypts files and replaces the MBR (Master Boot Record) of the device infected...

 Typing mistakes that can cost you
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Typing mistakes that can cost you

Typing mistakes that can cost you money, time and even your reputation. You may have at some point typed a website into your browser and not received the expected result. For example you want to visit nationwide.co.uk but instead you got a fake anti virus alert which sends you into a panic. What is likely...

 13 Cyber Tips for Small Businesses
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13 Cyber Tips for Small Businesses

13 can be an unlucky number – especially for those who don’t take their online and internet security seriously! Here’s our top 13 Cyber Tips for Small Businesses made simple to help keep your business continue to work like clock-work. Protect against viruses and spyware on PC’s Make sure each of your business’s computers are equipped...