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Beware the share - when social media gets too social

Posted on 21st May 2018

Whether you’re a social media user or not, there’s no doubt that many of your staff will be. From communicating with friends to posting their latest holiday snaps, people are getting more comfortable with sharing every aspect of their lives with the online world.

But, by sharing so much of our personal and professional lives, are we potentially playing into the hands of hackers and cyber criminals? Providing them the information they need to target not only us as individuals, but the organisations we work for.

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You don't want to end up in the news

Posted on 15th May 2018

Cybersecurity responsibility should ultimately sit with the Board of Directors, and it’s great to see from a recent report that 54% of FTSE 350 Boards see cybersecurity as a top priority. However, concern doesn’t always turn into action and if you say cybersecurity is important, you need to do something about it.

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Is your Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) really secure?

Posted on 4th April 2018

The Internet of Things (IoT) isn’t just limited to the home or the office, connected devices are increasingly being used throughout Industrial Control Systems. The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), as it’s being called, is growing and is bringing a new world of connectivity to traditionally isolated ICS networks.

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The importance of patching

Posted on 27th March 2018

Have you ever pressed the ‘remind me later’ button when asked to update your software?

Of course you have – we all do it.

Whether it’s because we’re in the middle of something important or because we just can’t be bothered, it’s an increasingly dangerous attitude to have.

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The unusual attack routes you need to consider

Posted on 26th March 2018

The threat of cyber-attack is increasing by the day and businesses across the world need to be aware that it’s quickly become a case of ‘when’ not ‘if’ an attack will happen.

When it comes to attack routes most people will be aware of the issues that surround weak passwords and the dangers of phishing attacks. But are you thinking about the more unusual techniques these threat actors utilise when considering your security?

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Improving your security mindset

Posted on 18th March 2018

Cyber-attacks are increasing in scale and impact – you only have to look back at the news headlines WannaCry made last year to see that this is the case.

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Smishing - everything you need to know

Posted on 12th March 2018

SMS phishing, or smishing as it’s become known, has been hitting the headlines over the last few years and we are seeing various different techniques being used in an effort to obtain people’s valuable information. But what is smishing, how has it been done in the past and how do you ensure you don’t get caught out? Let’s take a look.

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Keeping your intellectual property secure

Posted on 6th March 2018

KFC keep their secret recipe in a safe which is monitored by video and motion surveillance 24 hours a day, Coca-Cola keep theirs in a secure metal box inside a high tech vault, Jasper Newton ‘Jack’ Daniel kept his whiskey recipe in a safe so secure he kicked it in frustration one day, developed gangrene and died. It’s debatable whether these tales are actually true, or just marketing spin, but whatever the reality it highlights the importance of your critical information and the need to keep it secure.

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Cryptojacking: what you need to know

Posted on 26th February 2018

2017 was the year ransomware went global. Even if you haven’t heard the name WannaCry you’ll have certainly heard about the attack, it’s the one that affected NHS systems and brought disruption to the organisation for a number of days.

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Glasgow University Cyber Defence Exercise

Posted on 16th February 2018

Cyber Defence Exercise, or CDX for short, is the annual cyber warfare simulation for aspiring IT experts still studying at university. Started in 2015 and now in its fourth iteration, the event attracts around 150 students to secure and defend purpose built infrastructure accordingly to a set theme.

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