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New: Online ISO 27001 Academy

By HollyW / March 31, 2020 / Comments Off on New: Online ISO 27001 Academy

Covid-19 has accelerated our plans to launch our Online ISO 27001 Academy, which makes it easy and cost-effective for organisations with remote workers to implement an information security system that helps them align with – and achieve – ISO 27001:2013.  With the whole world on lockdown and many team members working remotely, we know business…

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Awareness training vitally important as Covid-19 phishing scams increase

By HollyW / March 27, 2020 / Comments Off on Awareness training vitally important as Covid-19 phishing scams increase

The amount of phishing attacks targeting individuals and organisations alike during the Covid-19 pandemic are increasing massively. KnowBe4 benchmarking has found that 37.9 percent of users without security awareness training will fail a phishing test, up 8.3 percent from last year. That is a worrying amount of people. Research from various organisations who monitor global…

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Coronavirus: Stay vigilant for phishing and smishing attempts

By Admin / March 25, 2020 / Comments Off on Coronavirus: Stay vigilant for phishing and smishing attempts

Not much is predictable at the moment, but the eternal opportunism of cyber criminals is something you can bank on (or rather they can). With so many of us adapting to working remotely and preoccupied with worry, this is a plea to stay on the lookout for hiding (by email) or smishing (by text message)…

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Why I love working in cyber security – Ann Barron

By HollyW / March 22, 2020 / Comments Off on Why I love working in cyber security – Ann Barron

Worn many hats My journey into Cyber Security isn’t typical for a middle-aged woman and I do enjoy people’s reactions when I respond to the question, ‘what do you do for a living?’ During my life I have worn many hats and had a variety of jobs – but, they were mostly just that: ‘jobs’.…

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) Statement

By HollyW / March 18, 2020 / Comments Off on Coronavirus (Covid-19) Statement

We understand this is a stressful time for businesses of all sizes. A global pandemic brings with it new challenges, risks and fears, which need to be considered, mitigated and managed. But it’s not all bad: businesses are adapting and evolving at an incredible speed in response to Covid-19 – Securious included – and I’m…

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Securing your systems for your home workers – guidance for IT and network administrators

By Admin / March 16, 2020 / Comments Off on Securing your systems for your home workers – guidance for IT and network administrators

If you are thinking about getting your workforce to work and access your Windows systems remotely, it is important to ensure your systems are secure and fully patched to mitigate against any vulnerabilities. One of the most significant family of vulnerabilities over the past few months relates to issues within RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol). This…

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Secure home working for your staff through the Coronavirus pandemic

By HollyW / March 13, 2020 / Comments Off on Secure home working for your staff through the Coronavirus pandemic

Many companies are now actively encouraging their employees to work from home due to issues surrounding the spread of the virus. Many larger organisations already have the infrastructure and working practises in place to accommodate large scale home working by employees – Google’s parent company Alphabet (yes, Google is actually owned by a bigger company!)…

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A workshop in Wiltshire with Inspire

By HollyW / March 10, 2020 / Comments Off on A workshop in Wiltshire with Inspire

Four of the Securious team had a great time running a half-day cyber security workshop organised by Inspire for some of Wiltshire’s most exciting businesses. The intention was to help business leaders get to grips with the challenges cyber security presents in a completely non-technical way. We introduced the opportunities good cyber security offers for…

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Fed up of passwords?

By HollyW / February 26, 2020 / Comments Off on Fed up of passwords?

This post was written by Jack, one of our Cyber Security Consultants.  Passwords are archaic Humans have used passwords since ancient times: Polybius describes, in his writings, the use of a ‘watchword’ to identify allies during wartimes. This was fine when only humans could process these, but computers are a different beast and they are far…

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Not all Security Certificates are equal

By HollyW / February 18, 2020 / Comments Off on Not all Security Certificates are equal

Giving our website visitors assurance that any interaction between them and our websites is secure is paramount in earning their trust – especially in this digital age. Most of us will have protected our websites – and any other publicly available resources – using a Security Certificate, commonly known as an SSL Certificate. When you…

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