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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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