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Secure South West 11 event – access to cyber security expertise locally

By Roz Woodward / October 3, 2018 / Comments Off on Secure South West 11 event – access to cyber security expertise locally

SSW11 – The University of Plymouth are hosting the Eleventh Secure South West  event on the 24th October 2018 where academic and industry experts share data and cyber security knowledge with organisations in the South West This free event has gained significant traction within the South West region as it offers an amazing diversity of…

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NHS ransomware attack – what has happened and what do you need to do?

By Roz Woodward / May 14, 2017 / Comments Off on NHS ransomware attack – what has happened and what do you need to do?

It has been reported in the national news that the NHS has been affected by a major cyber attack this weekend – further attacks could occur this week. The ransomware attack has infected the systems of over 200,000 users so far and looks to replicate further over the coming days. What has happened, why has…

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Phishing scams are becoming ever more sophisticated – and firms are struggling to keep up

By Roz Woodward / March 20, 2017 / Comments Off on Phishing scams are becoming ever more sophisticated – and firms are struggling to keep up

Professor Debi Ashenden of The University of Portsmouth and Emma Williams, Research Fellow at the University of Bath are writing in The Conversation that employees are often the weakest link in cyber security – particularly when it comes to clicking on phishing emails. Companies are bombarded with phishing scams every day. In a recent survey of…

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The Queen raises profile of cyber security as she opens the new National Cyber Security Centre

By Roz Woodward / February 14, 2017 / Comments Off on The Queen raises profile of cyber security as she opens the new National Cyber Security Centre

The BBC is reporting that The Queen was shown how attackers could target the UK National Infrastructure when she opened the new National Cyber Security Centre in Victoria, London. The National Cyber Security Centre – part of intelligence agency GCHQ – started work in October as part of a £1.9bn five-year strategy. Staff in Victoria,…

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Are some cyber security firms over complicating current cyber threats?

By Roz Woodward / February 9, 2017 / Comments Off on Are some cyber security firms over complicating current cyber threats?

As an independent cyber security compliance company, we have considerable sympathy with comments recently reported by the BBC from Dr Ian Levy, of the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre, suggesting that some firms operating in the cyber security space exaggerate the skill set of hackers to scare companies into buying expensive hardware. …He criticised cyber security companies’…

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Cyber Essentials – has to be owned at the top – why is this important?

By Roz Woodward / January 23, 2017 / Comments Off on Cyber Essentials – has to be owned at the top – why is this important?

The Cyber Essentials Scheme self assessment questionnaire is signed by a board level member before submission to a certification body for approval.  Why is this so important? Cyber Essentials is the government backed scheme designed to be a base line for cyber security that companies should adopt to protect themselves from 80% of the most…

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Roz Woodward of Securious and South West Cyber Security Cluster selected as finalist in Devon Venus Awards 2016 (not once but twice!)

By Admin / October 13, 2016 / Comments Off on Roz Woodward of Securious and South West Cyber Security Cluster selected as finalist in Devon Venus Awards 2016 (not once but twice!)

Roz Woodward of Securious. ©Photo:KORcommunications.co.uk   We are delighted to announce that our very own Roz Woodward has been selected as a finalist in not one but two categories of the upcoming Devon Venus Awards 2016. Roz is a finalist in the categories of: “Entrepreneur of the Year”  “Lifetime Achievement”. Promoting cyber security awareness across the…

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Secure South West 7, Plymouth 5th October 2016

By Roz Woodward / September 13, 2016 / Comments Off on Secure South West 7, Plymouth 5th October 2016

Securious are delighted to sponsor the Seventh Secure South West event to be held at Plymouth University on the 5th October 2016. The event is  jointly organised by Plymouth University and Plymouth City Council, and is supported by the south west branches of BCS – The Chartered Institute for IT; the Institute of Information Security…

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What is ransomware and how to protect your precious files from it

By Roz Woodward / September 6, 2016 / Comments Off on What is ransomware and how to protect your precious files from it

Dr Zubair Baig and Nikolai Hampton are writing in the Conversation about ransomware and how to protect your files.  They explain why there has been such a rapid increase in its use and how it is evolving. They include practical advice to reduce the risks of becoming a victim. What would it mean if you lost…

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Ransomware everywhere!

By Roz Woodward / August 25, 2016 / Comments Off on Ransomware everywhere!

Ransomware is a very real threat for all businesses – be prepared! The BBC is reporting that ransomware attacks are a frequent occurrence in large institutions, including Universities and The NHS. “Bournemouth University, which boasts a cybersecurity centre, has been hit 21 times in the last 12 months. Twenty-eight NHS Trusts said they had been affected.” Ransomware…

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