Cyber Essentials

Cyber security accreditations – what are the benefits?

October 29, 2020

  Cyber security is becoming  a bigger focus for organisations all over the world. Threats are constantly evolving and clients, customers and supply chains are increasingly demanding proof that you have measures in place to protect their information.  Why get accredited? Accreditations are increasingly required when working with the government and larger organisations (with this…

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Securious is participating in IASME’s Cyber-Security campaign offering help to charities

October 28, 2020

With employees increasingly working from home in the midst of the COVID crisis, there has never been more reason to implement the right cyber security precautions. Charities feature high on the target list for cyber criminals across the world due to the wide range of funds, personal, financial and commercial data they hold, their duty…

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Not all Security Certificates are equal

February 18, 2020

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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Passwords: the balancing act of exclusivity versus complexity

February 6, 2020

This post was written by Jack, one of our Cyber Security Consultants. Is password exclusivity more important than complexity? Now bear in mind that complexity only protects you from password cracking attempts – let me explain… First, my assumptions and some basics: Your passwords should be random strings of characters. If you are considering using…

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3 reasons why cyber security will help you win business in 2020

January 13, 2020

  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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Half of schools not fully GDPR compliant – is it the same in the business world?

May 14, 2019

A year on from the introduction of GDPR and after the flurry of privacy notices, are businesses confident with their GDPR compliance? TES reported recently that four in five schools believe fines for breaching new data protection regulations would ‘significantly impact’ them but that only half of schools and colleges were fully compliant. Talking to…

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Insurance company claims that cyber attack was “hostile or warlike action”

January 10, 2019

The Financial Times is reporting that an insurance company has refused to pay a claim for damage caused by the NotPetya cyber attack being a ‘hostile or warlike action” by a government or sovereign power or people acting for them. This is a really interesting case as the company, Mondalez, had made a claim under…

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Demonstrating security measures is a useful marketing tool

November 15, 2018

Stand out as the supplier of choice by demonstrating the cyber security measures you have in place. Make it easy to find the level of security measures in place and enable your organisation to stand out from the competition. Cyber security compliance then becomes another marketing tool rather than another task. Displaying the level of security measures…

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Cyber security: shouldn’t be news – user access should be controlled

September 21, 2018

Access to data and files should be restricted to only give enough access to files, software and settings to enable staff to perform their role. Access control is one of the basic controls for the Government backed Cyber Essentials scheme. Cyber Essentials is a great first steps organisations should be implementing to start their cyber…

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Cyber Security: – shouldn’t be news – servers need regular patching

September 13, 2018

You should patch your server at least every thirty days…not only to achieve your Cyber Essentials Plus requirement once a year The benefits of the Government backed Cyber Essentials scheme as a first step to cyber security for your business are shared by the National Cyber Security Centre, The Information Commissioners Office and Devon and Cornwall…

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