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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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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Ransomware is the biggest cyber threat to organisations and individuals alike. The speed at which the number of ransomware infections is growing is incredible: predictions suggest that worldwide, a business will fall victim to ransomware every 14 seconds in 2019, increasing to every 11 seconds by 2021. In Q1 of 2019, Kaspersky Labs reported that…

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The ICO has issued a notice of its intention to fine British Airways £183.39m for infringements of new Data Protection laws. This follows an investigation by the ICO into a cyber incident involving the personal data of 500,000 customers.  The incident involved British Airways website users being directed to a fraudulent site which collected log…

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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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As a busy, growing company achieving ISO 27001:2013 is always challenging, but our team all worked really well together, and demonstrated how well our implementation plan works. ISO 27001:2013 is the international standard for information security. Certification by a UKAS accredited body such as BSI ensures that the highest standards are achieved and maintained. ISO…

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