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Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2017

Date: July 26, 2017

Category:IT Security

Businesses increasingly see Cyber Security as an important issue The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) commissioned 2017 survey, again highlights that virtually all UK businesses covered by the survey are exposed to cyber security risks. Since 2016, the […]

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Rampant Password Theft and Data Breaches

Date: July 25, 2017

Category:IT Security

Businesses rely on third party web-based applications, remote devices and APIs now more than ever. When users are working across numerous devices and locations, how can you be sure that your organisation’s data is safe? The likelihood that a data […]

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Passwords Fail to Protect Sensitive Data

Date: July 24, 2017

Category:IT Security

How Multi-factor Authentication can save the day We have relied on passwords as a security measure for decades, however data breaches via this authentication method continue to plague organisations across the globe. Multi-factor authentication (MFA) lowers the risk of unauthorised […]

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Cyber-Attacks on UK Firms Jump 52% in Q2

Date: July 12, 2017

Category:IT Security

Phil Muncaster UK / EMEA News Reporter , Infosecurity Magazine UK firms were hit by a 52% increase in cyber-attacks in Q2 compared to the first three months of the year, with corporate databases increasingly targeted, according to the latest […]

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Who falls prey to cyber attacks? It’s not who you think…

Date: June 28, 2017

Category:IT Security

Think of an identity theft victim and a few stereotypes probably come to mind, however a new study* reveals that the majority of victims are anything but stereotypical. It turns out, people who self-identified as “tech savvy” were 18 percent […]

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Reinforce Windows Defender with Email Security and Awareness Training

Date: May 10, 2017

Category:IT Security

In response to this week’s urgent update released by Microsoft to stop hackers taking control of computers with a single email, we’re recommending organisations review their email security solution and roll out IT end user Security Awareness Training & Testing. […]

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How Cyber Criminals Operate

Date: May 8, 2017

Category:Training

A new report from the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) outlines how cyber criminals are organised, their methods, and how their activities are monetised. We’re all more aware of phishing emails and the risk of clicking on links and attachments […]

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3GRC simplifies 3rd Party Due Diligence

Date: March 6, 2017

Category:Compliance

Finance and Legal institutions play a significant role in ensuring corporate services are not used to further criminal activities, while also meeting best practice for third party risk management. However pressure is now increasing with GDPR, sophisticated cyber security risks, […]

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Cyber Criminals Target Universities in Pay Rise Scam

University Payrise Scam Email

Date: February 27, 2017

Category:Training

Action Fraud is urging university staff to take preventative action following more than 100 reports from victims receiving bogus pay rise emails. Phishing emails claiming to be from university HR departments are being used by cyber criminals to gather financial […]

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AV-TEST: Cylance Advanced Threat Prevention Test

Date: February 20, 2017

Category:IT Security

Cylance recently commissioned AV-TEST* to perform an advanced threat prevention test of enterprise endpoint protection software. The testing methodology was developed jointly to provide additive testing to the commodity Anti-Virus protection tests currently produced by AV-TEST. CylancePROTECT® was tested against […]

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