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Jun

22

Cybersecurity & COVID-19 – Five Tips

COVID-19 has forced a new reality on businesses the world over, forcing millions into working remotely and making companies face up to new cybersecurity challenges. According to Deloitte’s Cyber Intelligence Centre, the pandemic has seen an increase in phishing and ransomware attacks and malspams, as attackers target employees working from home, often on personal devices.

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Jan

24

Cybersecurity: combating “inside attacks”

In 2020, businesses will likely have better cybersecurity measures in place than ever before. This is great news for business owners, meaning that targeting companies through cyber infrastructure vulnerabilities will become more costly to cybercriminals in resources, time and effort.

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Dec

13

Cybersecurity predictions for 2020

Keeping up with cybercriminals, from a cybersecurity perspective, is a tough job. Fighting cybercrime has been likened to a line in Through the Looking Glass where Alice says she must ‘run as fast as she can to stay in one place.’ When it comes to cybersecurity, you have to run ten times faster than those committing the crimes in order to get ahead of them. 

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Nov

13

Most businesses plan Cybersecurity budget boost in 2020

A recent survey by FireEye found that the majority of businesses are planning to increase the amount they are spending on their cybersecurity in 2020.The increase is driven by the fact that more than half of those questioned in the survey said they did not think they were ready to deal with a cyberattack or data breach.

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Oct

21

Can automation help us fill the cybersecurity skills gap?

Business's reliance on technology is growing exponentially. The global need for cybersecurity professionals is expanding as a result. However, there's a problem - a severe skills shortage in the cybersecurity industry. Can automation help overcome this gap? And how can humans work alongside automation to reduce the threat posed by cyberattacks?

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Oct

17

Where are we still going wrong with cybersecurity?

Despite the seeming increase in cybersecurity awareness, global corporations with massive reputations all over the world are continuing to experience cybersecurity breaches left, right and centre. Most of the time, these breaches could have been prevented and many businesses are still continuing with their heads in the sand simply waiting until it’s their time to pick up the pieces..

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Jul

23

New research shows shift from traditional to cloud security ‘as a service’

New research shows that businesses are investing more and more in protecting themselves from cyberattacks. The report highlights that cyberthreats keep changing and that organisations need to evolve their security.

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Jul

16

New report highlights cybersecurity risks we should all be aware of in 2019

There’s little doubt that the threat of cybercrime still looms heavily over a number of industries. Aon has recently published a new report detailing some of the most pertinent risks posed to business this year.

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Sep

24

Password panic: how W3C and big tech can save your memory

At one time or another, we have all fallen afoul of a mis-remembered password that sends us on an hour-long journey to reset our online accounts and set a new one. Most of us have also probably had our accounts compromised in some way due to an insecure or easily hackable password.

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Oct

13

Gone phishing: how attackers are still outsmarting security experts

Autumn is rolling in and with it - for many devotees of the line, reel and fly - are some of the best conditions for early-evening fishing.

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Oct

04

Why universities - and their research - are the latest target for hackers

What’s so interesting about a university’s data that sends online hackers wild? Is it the latest news on the two-for-one snakebite deals down at the union? The endless recipes for beans á la toast? Or the secret knowledge of how one can make £20 last until the end of next month?

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Aug

14

Hollywood’s Cloud leaks: Why Westeros isn’t as safe as it seems

This week, the world faced Armageddon thanks to the actions of one angry American with a point to prove.

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Jul

12

How to tell your customers about a cyber attack

Cyber attacks and data breaches are an increasingly common occurrence, and organisations and individuals from the smallest micro businesses right up to governments and mega-corporations have been targeted by malicious cybercrimes.

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Jan

09

DDoS Attacks In 2016

The dreaded distributed denial of service (DDoS) hit the headlines in 2016, thanks to a rise in attacks, new, sophisticated ways of conducting them and some embarrassing website downtime for some very big names.

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Nov

24

Black Friday: Big Opportunity, Bigger Challenges

Black Friday’s here - but is your business prepared?

The US phenomenon that is Black Friday is now firmly cemented in the UK’s retail landscape as one of, it not the, flagship ecommerce events. Brands large and small now compete cat-and-dog to launch the best deals and tempt those shoppers to their physical and online stores.

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May

05

How to Improve Security by Thinking Like a Hacker

Don't Believe Vendors Security Assurances

"Our technology is really secure!" said every vendor ever. Meanwhile, these same vendors have probably released over a dozen critical security patches this year. The ugly truth is that all major operating systems have serious security flaws, even when 'fully patched.' So never rely on a single vendor's assurances of security.

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Feb

25

Fighting Back Against DDoS Attacks

Businesses are increasingly finding themselves on the receiving end of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks.

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Feb

19

Your Network Under Attack – How the DDoS Threat Is Growing

IT infrastructure that's been knocked offline by malicious attacks is the stuff of IT managers' nightmares. Unfortunately, it's becoming a reality for an increasing number of organisations.

That's according to the latest Worldwide Infrastructure Security Report by network security firm Arbor Networks.

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Feb

03

Uptime 101 – 20 Lazy Ways To Keep Your IT Working

When your IT stops working, everyone notices. Whatever the cause, your IT team gets blamed and there's a mad scramble to fix the problem.

But it doesn't have to be this way. Many problems are avoidable, if the right technology is in place.

Here are 20 ways you can minimise IT downtime and keep everything running smoothly.

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