Cyber News

Humans are your business’s biggest risk

November 21, 2019

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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Black Friday scams – don’t get fleeced

November 18, 2019

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 – the biggest cyber threat?

August 29, 2019

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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British Airways to face fine of £183.39m for data breach under GDPR

July 9, 2019

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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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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Securious achieve ISO 27001 certification

April 12, 2019

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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Decline of the high street- the rise of Ecommerce…and payment card breaches

March 4, 2019

The Office for National Statistics reported that online sales for December 2018 accounted for 20% of total retailing and we are reading in the news that the High Street is facing a challenging time with shop closures including M&S, House of Fraser and HMV. In Exeter we are, in fact, fortunate to be the only…

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Back The South West Tech List – Securious listed with three of their clients

January 22, 2019

DevonLive has included Securious and three of their clients in the Back The South West List – 30 top tech firms are the ones to watch for 2019 Securious are part of a list of tech pioneers leading the regions fastest growing economy and is in good company with clients Lightfoot, Rezcomm and Goodgrowth, all…

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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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Rogue employee receives 6 month sentence in ICO Computer Misuse Act prosecution

November 22, 2018

A motor trade employee has received a six month prison sentence for accessing customer information and then sharing with claims management  companies. This is the first ICO prosecution which under the Computer Misuse Act 1990 which carries a potential prison sentence rather than the Data Protection Acts of 1998 and 2018. The rogue employee accessed…

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