Local authorities are a prime target for cyber attacks. In the United States, entire districts have recently been severely disrupted – particularly as a result of costly ransomware attacks. However, there are some useful tools and resources available to help them protect their systems and data, including this free resource… The NCSC has many tools…

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Most businesses have now woken up to the fact they need to put preventive measures in place to protect their systems, networks and data. And indeed, this is an entirely necessary first step towards resilience. But one of the biggest risks organisations will face this year is not having visibility of the attacks their networks…

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  Customers care about their data (and how it’s handled)   Studies show a resounding consensus: the majority of customers are uncomfortable with the way companies use their personal or business information.  What’s more, 87% say they will actually take their business elsewhere if they don’t trust a company is handling their data responsibly. And…

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This post was written by Jack, one of our Cyber Security Consultants. What is Black Box Testing? Black box testing, in the context of penetration testing, is a method of vulnerability assessment whereby the tester attacks a target with the same level of knowledge and permissions as a genuine malicious actor might have. Typically, this…

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This article was first published in Grow Magazine It’s 7.30am. You’ve just arrived at the office. You have a busy day ahead but with some strong coffee, you’ll be good to launch into the first of a string of important meetings.  The phone rings. It’s Alex from IT, panicking. “Boss, our website has been defaced…

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We often hear about cyber-attacks and the need to protect ourselves from the vast array of malicious threats that may bring financial and operational catastrophe to our organisations – and quite rightly; significant time and budgets are allocated to protecting our networks against such attacks. Frequently, less consideration is given to the hazard of the…

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Year after year, Black Friday proves itself to be one of the most lucrative days for retailers – shoppers are expected to spend £10.4bn this year, according to retail analysts at Global Data. Many large stores are already launching their best Black Friday deals in the run up to the big day on 29th November,…

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This article was first published in Grow Magazine  It’s 2019. Cash is dying and virtually all businesses and organisations accept payments via credit or debit card. These days, customers expect to be able to pay by plastic (or phone) anywhere and everywhere. But there are a few things that you need to know if you’re one…

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Securious sponsored Secure South West 13 last week – an event held specifically for the benefit of organisations based in the South West that attracts delegates from private and public sector organisations, who present and discuss a range of security topics relevant to the current market. The event is jointly organised by the University of…

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Let’s face it, installing regular system updates is a necessary evil. We’ve all seen the pop-ups in the corner of our screens, prompting us to install an update for this product or suggesting that an update is available for that product. How often do you take the time out of your schedule to actually install…

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