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PCI DSS Compliance: Card Not Present (CNP) Fraud – what does this mean?

Card Not Present (CNP) Fraud - why is this so appealing to criminals? Recently we have seen an increase in companies that have experienced Card Not Present (CNP) fraud. As ...
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Learn why a simple penetration test could have avoided a £60k fine

The ICO has issued a £60,000 fine to Boomerang Video Ltd after it suffered a cyber attack. By Roz Woodward An investigation by the ICO found the Berkshire-based company failed to take ...
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Global ransomware attack – update and advice

  What has happened? On Tuesday June 27th a large scale ransomware attack dubbed ‘NotPetya’ spread through organisations across the globe. While the attack appears to specifically target Ukraine, a number ...
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What will the UK election mean for online privacy?

Dr Vladlena Benson of Kingston University, writing in The Conversation, argues that UK-wide political parties proposals about how our data is protected online raises some serious questions - including whether some ...
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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 ...
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Cyber Security – New team member at Securious: Darren Grey

We are delighted to announce that Darren Grey has joined the Securious team taking on the role of Project Support Officer at the HQ in Exeter Science Park. Darren brings with him ...
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Securious featured on BBC and other media for Lightfoot Connected Car Project

Following the recent announcement that Securious will be providing the cyber security deliverables for a new Government-supported connected car project, we are delighted to have been featured in a number ...
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Securious awarded cyber security role in £1.8m Government funded Connected Car project

Securious is delighted to announce that it is part of a successful consortium which has been awarded a £1.8 million Government funded “Connected Car” technology project. Pete Woodward from Securious and ...
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21% of businesses believe the threat of cyber-crime is preventing their company growing.

The British Chamber of Commerce (BCC) has published results from their digital survey which highlights that cyber security accreditations can help defend against a cyber attack. The BCC has reported ...
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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 ...
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Cyber crime continues to grow as society becomes increasingly digitalised

Profits generated by some of the successful organised crime groups (OCGs) rival those of multinational corporations. European Union Serious and Organised Crime Threat Assessment (SOCTA) have issued a report called ...
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Devon based Kitsons earns prestigious cyber security certification

Kitsons, who have offices in Exeter, Plymouth and Torquay, have been awarded the Government’s Cyber Essentials Plus certification in recognition of their robust cyber security systems and controls. The Cyber ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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87% of board members & C-level executives lack confidence in their companies’ cyber security

According to EY's 19th Global Information Security Survey 2016-17  not enough organisations are paying attention to the basics and a lack of executive leadership and support is 'challenging the effectiveness ...
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Balancing cybersecurity and academic freedom is a challenge on campus

Professor Jungwoo Ryoo of Pennsylvania State University is writing in the Conversation that getting the balance right for cyber security in an academic setting should incorporate  both communication with the users and allowing ...
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Cyber security compliance – why you should treat it as a journey rather than a one off goal

Where the cyber security compliance journey starts: - Many companies seek out our services as a matter of urgency because they need to achieve compliance with a relevant cyber security ...
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Cyber Essentials – how the 5 controls will help protect your business.

Cyber Essentials - what are the five key controls which protect businesses from 80% of common cyber threats Cyber Essentials is a government backed scheme. It is designed to be ...
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Businesses and organisations responsible for security of data says government report

Government to use levers to exert pressure on businesses and organisations to manage their cyber risks. The National Cyber Security Strategy Report 2016 was published yesterday. The report says that ...
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Securious congratulates their new PCI QSA

Securious congratulates Roy Singer on becoming one of just over 2000 PCI QSA's globally. We are very please to congratulate our own Roy Singer for successfully qualifying as a new ...
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PCI Council warns new EU regulation could see average fines of £13k per small business for cyber security breach

The PCI SSC (Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council) warns UK firms of 60-130 fold increase in fines under General Data Protection Regulation Jeremy King, international director at the PCI ...
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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!)

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 ...
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Responsibility for cyber security can not be outsourced, the board needs to take control.

Directors believe there should be tougher punishments for inadequate cyber security. The majority of decision makers, however, are unaware of the Cyber Essentials scheme. The board needs to take control ...
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The ICO changes reporting on cyber incidents

The Information Commissioners Office (ICO) has recently changed the way that it is reporting on cyber incidents to provide a more useful insight in to the different types of issue ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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You wouldn’t use a solicitor for your accounts, so why use an IT company for your PCI Compliance?

Using a PCI QSA company for your PCI Compliance - assurance for your business PCI compliance is a requirement for all merchants taking credit card payments.  Being compliant means that ...
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Can we stay safe against the threat of ransomware?

Ransomware is a problem for all devices that connect to the internet. David Glance of the University of Western Australia, writing in the Conversation, explains the effects of an attack and ...
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Nearly six million fraud and cyber crimes last year, ONS says

The Office for National Statistics is reporting that almost six million fraud and cyber crimes were committed last year in England and Wales Here is how the BBC is reporting ...
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Securious and cyber security featured in Exeter Express and Echo

We are delighted to see the profile of Securious and Cyber Security being raised in a recently published article in the local Exeter Express and Echo newspaper. The article discusses ...
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Devon cyber security specialists featured in Western Morning News

With all the talk this morning of cyber security on the national BBC News (Criminals winning 'cyber arms race' - National Crime Agency) we are delighted to see the profile ...
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Buying and selling hacked passwords – how does it work?

Dr Thomas Holt from Michigan State University explains in The Conversation how the lucrative rewards for criminals trading in stolen data, rely on feedback and reviews to build reputation in an ...
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Have you had an accident recently? Investigation into breach of repairer management system

The Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMI) is investigating how driver and customer data appears to have been accessed by third parties and used by accident management companies to leverage claims. Many of ...
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Cyber Insurance is only part of the solution for cyber security

Cyber insurance is a growing market, though still very much in its infancy in the UK, and the products offered can differ substantially, as the insurance companies are still trying ...
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Cyber security – small businesses, why are they not taking this seriously?

Cyber security - small businesses are aware of the current threats - yet why are they still not taking steps to address this? The instance of cyber threats is increasing, and ...
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Exeter businesses join forces over innovative cyber security scheme

Exeter based Custodian Solutions has become the first brand protection company certified to use Cyber Essentials Plus. Exeter based Custodian Solutions has become the first brand protection company certified to use ...
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Carefully consider the credentials of your cyber security providers

Small firms will benefit from a partnership between their IT provider and a qualified cyber security provider Cyber security is on the agenda of most organisations. Normally it is viewed ...
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Ed Vaizey: Companies should adopt Cyber Essentials as minimum to help protect themselves

Britain's  businesses are being urged to adopt Cyber Essentials Scheme to better protect themselves from cyber criminals following government research. The research reveals that the most common attacks that were ...
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Cyber security news from Zephyr – weekly intelligence briefing 6th May 2016

Weekly Intelligence Briefing 6th May 2016 A 'Weekly Intelligence Briefing' produced by Zephyr RCCU South West Regional Cyber Crime Unit. Weekly-Briefing-06th-May-2016 Read more from Zephyr RCCU South West Regional Crime ...
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PCI DSS Compliance can be confusing for small merchants

How confident are small merchants with their annual PCI DSS compliance? Merchants often find that the simplest of self assessment questionnaires (SAQs) for PCI DSS compliance are less than simple ...
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Cyber security news from Zephyr – weekly intelligence briefing 29th April 2016

Weekly Intelligence Briefing 29th April 2016 A 'Weekly Intelligence Briefing' produced by Zephyr RCCU South West Regional Cyber Crime Unit. Weekly-Briefing-29th-April-2016 Read more from Zephyr RCCU South West Regional Crime ...
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Cyber security: How can you tell if an HMRC email is fraudulent

How do you know if an HMRC email is fraudulent? The Government has published guidance on how to recognise genuine HMRC emails from phishing emails. Phishing emails are designed to ...
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Cyber security news from Zephyr – weekly intelligence briefing 22nd April 2016

Weekly Intelligence Briefing 22nd April 2016 A 'Weekly Intelligence Briefing' produced by Zephyr RCCU South West Regional Cyber Crime Unit. Weekly-Intelligence-Briefing-22nd-April-2016 Read more from Zephyr RCCU South West Regional Crime ...
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Cyber security news from Zephyr – weekly intelligence briefing 15 April 2016

  Weekly Intelligence Briefing 15th April 2016 A 'Weekly Intelligence Briefing' produced by  Zephyr RCCU South West Regional Cyber Crime Unit. Weekly-Intelligence-Briefing-15th-April-2016   Read more from Zephyr RCCU South West ...
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Are accountants “living in a fishbowl” when it comes to cybersecurity?

Are accountants guilty of cyber security complacency? The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) have published a report 'Cybersecurity –Fighting Crime’s Enfant Terrible' highlighting the increasing threat from ...
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British mobile phone users’ movements ‘could be sold for profit’

An issue that needs urgent attention... Pete Woodward, CEO of Securious, was quoted in an article published in The Guardian recently reporting that privacy campaigners Krowdthink and Open Rights Group (ORG) ...
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Devon and Cornwall Police recommend Cyber Essentials for all businesses, public sector organisations and charities

Securious is really pleased to see that Devon and Cornwall Police are promoting the value of Cyber Essentials to businesses in the region to boost their cybersecurity and to protect ...
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Should the ICO allow auto-renewal of registration without declaration?

The Information Commissioner's Office ( ICO ) website is a great resource but we wonder if the ICO could reinforce the responsibilities of data controllers more effectively when registration is renewed every year. It ...
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PCI DSS Compliance for the South West

We have some very exciting news to share..... We are really pleased and proud to announce that Securious Limited, are now listed as a Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) company, as ...
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ALERT from ACTION FRAUD businesses across the UK being extorted

Action Fraud has received several reports in the last 24 hours from businesses who have been sent online extortion demands from scammers threatening a cyber attack. The scammers who call ...
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Becoming Web Safe – SWCSC event hosted by The University of Exeter

A Cyber Resilience Seminar hosted by South West Cyber Security Cluster (SWCSC) and University of Exeter. Many thanks for University of Exeter for hosting a great event last night. Devon ...
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How much information should you disclose about your staff on your website?

Recently it has been reported by the Devon and Cornwall Police  on their cyber threat news, that there was phishing attempt on a business based in Plymouth, Devon.  "The emails ...
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Becoming Web Safe – hosted by SWCSC and University of Exeter

A Cyber Resilience Seminar hosted by South West Cyber Security Cluster (SWCSC) and University of Exeter. Wednesday, 24 February 2016 from 17:30 to 19:30 Is your website secure? Do you ...
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Cybersecurity: Review of keynote speakers at Secure South West 6 – Plymouth University

Secure South West 6 - an opportunity for awareness training and access to expertise without the need to travel out of the south west. Securious attended the Secure South West ...
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Information Commissioner warns firms that three year olds could hack sites

Sky News is reporting that the Information Commissioner has warned that hacking into company websites has become so simple that even a three-year-old can be shown how to do it. ...
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Cyber security – former Defence Secretary criticises companies ‘in denial’ of cyber threats

The former Defence Secretary Dr Liam Fox has spoken about his concerns about the varied (at best) understanding of the potential cyber threats currently being faced by organisations and also about the ...
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Cyber Essentials Certification important first step for cyber security says Intel Security

Cyber Essentials Certification - Businesses and Government making a commitment to reduce the impact of cyber crime on British Economy Gordon Morrison, director of government relations at Intel security, writing in minutehack.com, suggests ...
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MOD requires Cyber Essentials

MOD requires Cyber Essentials as baseline requirement -supplier contracts from January 2016

MOD requires Cyber Essentials for all suppliers bidding on new contracts as of 1st January 2016. The MOD has recommended that suppliers start working towards Cyber Essential Certification now.   The ...
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PCI SSC extends migration from SSL to TLS to 30 June 2018

The Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) extends the migration completion date to 30 June 2018 for transitioning to a secure version of TLS-what does this mean for businesses? ...
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Cyber security experts ‘charge £10,000 a day to protect UK’s top firms’

The Guardian reported that UK firms were paying Cyber Security experts £10,000 a day to protect them against cyber threats and sophisticated hackers.  This was according to a survey by ...
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MOD requires Cyber Essentials

Cyber Essentials-MOD uses government backed scheme for supplier selection

Cyber Essentials is the MOD's base requirement to be implemented by their supply chain to protect against cyber security threats. This will be followed by additional requirements depending on the ...
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Cyber Essentials Certification

Cyber Essentials – it’s simple, accessible to all and protects against 80% of common threats

Cyber Essentials - simple to implement, accessible to all and helps to protect companies from 80% of common threats from only £300. The Government backed scheme Cyber Essentials is designed ...
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Government plan to make cyber security a top priority

George Osbourne "every British company is a target" - cyber-attacks being plotted by Islamic state. George Osbourne visited GCHQ in Cheltenham and raised his concerns over the increasing threat of ...
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4 Simple Steps to Cyber Security- free business seminar in Exeter

4 Simple Steps to Cyber Security Thursday, 19 November 2015 from 17:30 to 19:00 (GMT) At the offices of Ashfords LLP, Exeter Ashford House Grenadier Road EX1 3LH United Kingdom ...
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Data and Cyber Security Seminar

Securious are looking forward to speaking at the Barnstaple and District Chamber of Commerce AGM. Barnstaple Rugby Club, Pottington Road, Barnstaple, Devon EX31 1JH 11 November 2015 - Doors Open ...
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Make cyber security a priority for Monday…

As the only Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus Certification body located in the Devon and Cornwall area, we have an important message about cyber security to share will all ...
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Cyber security-major breach for TalkTalk

Chief Executive of TalkTalk apologises to customers after major cyber attack on Wednesday TalkTalk became the latest company to fall victim to the increasing trend in cyber crime. Current estimates ...
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Cyber-crime and cyber fraud could become the mainstream type of crime

Crime statistics in England and Wales to include cyber-crime and cyber fraud. It was recently reported in the Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW) estimates that crime had fallen ...
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Cyber attackers used malware to steal at least £20m from British Bank accounts

The UKs top secret electronic centre at GCHQ together with the UK’s National Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) are part of the law enforcement effort involved in hunting the cyber ...
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Cyber security qualifications introduced for school pupils in Scotland

Cyber Security-a great step forward for schools in Scotland and will help face the future growing cyber challenges Alan Robertson reported in the Holyrood Current Affairs magazine that the school ...
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Cyber Essentials – building resilience against cyber crime

Cyber Essentials is an effective tool to help organisations build cyber resilience against cyber-crime. Securious, through the DCBC Victim Care Sign Post Partner scheme,  can assist you in your business ...
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Cyber Essentials for accountants: Is your accountant doing all they can to secure your personal data?

Cyber Essentials for Accountants: A government-backed scheme to help ensure accountants are protecting their own and their clients' data from cyber threats. Your accountant probably holds some of the most ...
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Unlocking your dream car…

As reported by MailOnline: Hackers reveal flaw in over 100 cars kept secret by Volkswagen for TWO YEARS: Bug can be used to unlock everything from a Kia to a ...
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Cyber Security Innovation Vouchers

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport is funding a special strand of Innovation Vouchers to help UK businesses get expert advice in protecting their business from cyber crime which ...
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Cyber-security a ‘priority’ for government…

As reported by SC Magazine today. Ed Vaizey, minister of state at the department for culture, media and sport (DCM) and the department for business, innovation and skills (BIS), was ...
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Edinburgh Council Cyber Attack…..

  .....exposes 13,000 Emails. Interesting read as reported by V3 today. Edinburgh Council has already been subjected to a Data Breach, back in 2011, when financial details of people seeking ...
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Police and Security Experts Fighting back against online crime

Securious is in the news promoting ways in which you can protect your business and general online security. The full article was published in the Plymouth Herald on Sunday and ...
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Crime Against Business

Securious attended the Crime Against Business event at St Mellion International Resort last Thursday representing the South West Cyber Security Cluster (SWCSC). Preventing Crime Together is Better, was the theme ...
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SC Awards – Cyber Essentials wins Editor’s Choice Award

  Editor's Choice Award Cyber Essentials Most SC Awards go to companies which have raised the bar in their sector of information security. But many SMEs and even some medium ...
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User password controls – Convenience over Security

  Cyber Essentials Control - Users are required to authenticate with a unique username and strong password before being granted access to computers and applications  Why is it important to ...
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9 out of 10 organisations hit with Cyber Attacks

  An interesting article published in the Daily Mail, and affecting organisations and businesses of all sizes. Cyber-criminals have attacked 90 per cent of major British companies Figures reveal that ...
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UK police increase cyber training 100-fold after £860m investment

As reported in the Computer Business Review - Cops are looking better equipped to deal with online crime. British police have quietly upgraded their cybersecurity skills over the last five ...
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Cyber Essentials – Step 5 Explained

Patch management: Software and systems should have the latest security patches installed. What does this mean…? Most SMEs will be using ‘off the shelf’ software to facilitate productivity within their ...
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Cyber Essentials – Step 4 Explained

Malware Protection: Protection is required against computer viruses, spyware and other unauthorised or malicious (malware) software. What does this mean...? More than 50% of all cyber-attacks target small and medium-sized ...
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Cyber Essentials – Step 3 Explained

User access control: Only authorised users and administrators should be allowed. Access should be provided at the minimum level required for all systems. What does this mean…? Failure to implement ...
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Cyber Essentials – Step 2 Explained

Step 2 to Cyber Essentials Secure configuration: Default configurations are often vulnerable, and devices should only offer the services necessary to fulfil their intended role. What does this mean…? Failure ...
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SW Cyber Security Cluster Event – 21st May, 2015

South West Cyber Security Cluster OPEN MEETING: Thursday 21May2015 3.00 –6pm ‘CYBER SECURITY SURVIVAL STRATEGY’ The Edwardian Suite, The Devon Hotel, Marsh Barton, Exeter, EX2 8XU   This open meeting ...
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Cyber Essentials – Step 1 Explained

Step 1 to Cyber Essentials Boundary firewalls and Internet gateways: Your network should have a properly configured firewall What does this mean…? A firewall or Internet gateway protects internal networks ...
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SW Cyber Security Cluster meeting – Plymouth University 23rd April

Plymouth University very kindly hosted the South West Cyber Security Cluster meeting in the Rolle building. Professors Kevin Jones and Steven Furnell gave the cluster group an overview of the ...
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Counter Terror Expo – People, People, People

Very informative talks by leading security experts continued throughout the final day of the Counter Terror Expo. Whether it is understanding the key failures in large organisations, or the use ...
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Counter Terror Expo – Cyber Threat Intelligence Conference

It was all systems go for day one of the Counter Terror Expo – plenty of senior and high profile speakers at the Cyber Threat Intelligence Zone, with topics ranging ...
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Securious gains Cyber Essentials Certification along with becoming a Certification Body.

Securious meets the Government standard for basic Cyber Hygiene and are awarded Cyber Essentials Certification. Along with this, Securious completed a rigorous assessment by QG Management Standards to ensure that ...
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Counter Terror Expo

Securious are looking forward to attending the Counter Terror Expo, London Olympia, 21st and 22nd April, 2015. Attendance at the Cyber Threat Intelligence Conference is guaranteed to further enhance our ...
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South West Cyber Security Cluster Launch

Pete Woodward of Securious Limited and Peter Jones of DynamiQ were pleased to welcome the first members to the inaugural meeting of the South West Cyber Security Cluster on the ...
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Caller ID…

A thought entered my head the other day around the way phishing phone calls have evolved, and the almost convincing subject matter that is being spoken. I operate and manage ...
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Chick-fil-A investigates payment card data breach

As reported by IT Governance Chick-fil-A, the Georgia-based fast food restaurant chain, announced on January 2 2015 that it is investigating a potential data breach involving customer payment cards. The ...
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Are we there yet?

In an age of increasing numbers of cyber threats businesses and individuals alike need to become more security savvy. But in today’s increasingly complex digital environment can information security really ...
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FCC Plans $10M Fine for Carriers That Breached Consumer Privacy

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has levied a $10 million fine on two telecoms companies that allegedly stored the personal data of 300,000 customers online without adequate protection. The two ...
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Data Security Risks every SME should know about

Companies of all sizes, rely on critical business data in order to succeed and flourish. What would happen to your business if you lost sensitive information? Organisations may face financial ...
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Lessons in Cyber Security launched for school children

Secondary pupils across the UK will take part in cybersecurity lessons as Cabinet funded resources are launched in response to the rising industry skills gap. Pete Woodward comments: "Really interesting ...
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Government trains lawyers and accountants in cyber threat

Lawyers and accountants are identified as weak links in the cyber security chain when it comes to holding high value confidential data without adequate safeguards. Digital Economy Minister Ed Vaizey ...
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Millions of bank account holders are leaving themselves susceptible to fraud, according to Britain’s tops banks.

Really great read on Fraud and Cyber Security - Industry body the British Bankers Association (BBA) has joined forces with the police to launch a campaign in a bid to ...
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Cyber security and your business…

Protecting key information assets is of critical importance to the sustainability and competitiveness of businesses today. Companies need to be on the front foot in terms of their cyber preparedness. ...
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Meet us at [email protected] Exhibition taking place on Wednesday 5th November

Securious will be exhibiting at the [email protected] Exhibition taking place on Wednesday 5th November, 2014. "Welcoming back some of the best organisations in the area who are keen to support ...
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Tim Berners-Lee: Data sharing needs accountability

Securious attended the first day of the IP Expo in London yesterday - The question of how much data an individual should share was a key theme of Tim Berners-Lee's ...
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MPs investigating whether the financial system is at serious risk of cyber security breaches

As reported by IT Security GURU – We cannot afford to lose sight of the Cyber threat to attacks on financial systems and customer data. The House of Commons Treasury ...
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Government mandates Cyber Essentials for public-sector supply chain

As reported in Computer Weekly - The UK government will require IT suppliers to comply with the five security controls laid out in its Cyber Essential Scheme (CES) from 1 ...
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The world’s largest DIY retailer has admitted that 56m credit and debit card numbers were compromised over a five-month period

Interesting read relating to the recent Credit Card compromise at Home Depot. This article highlights the importance of Malware protection and keeping your system security patches up to date. Employee ...
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Risk management key to cyber strategy, says BP

Cyber attacks constitute a group-level risk that is managed as part of BP’s standard set of risk management processes, according to Bob Dudley, group chief executive of BP. “We recognise ...
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Business Secretary announces £4 million of funding to counter cyber security threats at first ever US-UK cyber innovation summit.

Securious attended the Global Cyber Security Summit this week and heard from the Business Secretary, Rt Hon Dr Vince Cable announce a £4 million competition for UK Cyber businesses to ...
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How do I keep my kids safe online?

The Guardian has an interesting article on children and online safety that actually offers some very sound advice – even if you don’t have kids! ... Our children are spending ...
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What the Cyber Essentials Scheme means for UK business

The Cyber Essentials scheme provides businesses small and large with clarity on good basic cyber security practice. By focussing on basic cyber hygiene, your company will be better protected from ...
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Cyber security risk because graduates struggle to communicate without using ‘geek speak’

The Times has an interesting article suggesting organisations may be risking their security because computer science graduates learn little about cyber security on their courses and then cannot communicate without ...
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Vodafone UK becomes the first telecoms provider to gain Cyber Essentials Plus accreditation

Interesting news from Vodafone who have announced they have become the first telecoms provided to gain Cyber Essentials Plus accreditation... Following in the footsteps of Barclays, the Cyber Essentials scheme ...
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Thoughts on the impact of human vulnerability to cyber secruity

Writing in SC Magazine, Dave King, the CEO of Digitalis Reputation, says that many off the shelf solutions fail to recognise that the greatest threat to cyber security is human vulnerability... “Cyber” ...
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Information Commissioner’s Office report on big data and data protection

UK watchdog The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has released a comprehensive report into big data which warns companies that their data analytics activities must adhere to existing data protecting laws. ...
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