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Meltdown and Spectre

What is Meltdown and Spectre We’re only at the start of 2018 and already we have two security risks to contend with. Meltdown and Spectre are two security vulnerabilities discovered in modern microprocessor chips that may allow attackers to exploit the chips common features and puts your personal data, including passwords, at risk. People

2018-01-09T10:24:22+00:00 January 8th, 2018|Data Protection, Microsoft, Mobile Devices, Security, Virus|Comments Off on Meltdown and Spectre

Do you know where that USB device came from

STOP!! - Do you know where that USB stick or memory card came from? Was it delivered in the post? Did you simply find it on the ground and thought “What better way to establish who owns it then to plug it into my computer and see it the owner’s details are on it”.

2017-12-14T09:55:15+00:00 December 14th, 2017|Data Protection, Security, Virus|Comments Off on Do you know where that USB device came from

Don’t ignore the elephant in the room

By now I'm sure you've heard of the impending apocalypse  known as GDPR. Or at least that's what some advisors would have you believe.  In truth, a lot of it is interpretation. How much you change your business to achieve some semblance of compliance depends entirely on your unique set of circumstances. The important thing

2017-11-30T13:04:59+00:00 November 2nd, 2017|Data Protection|Comments Off on Don’t ignore the elephant in the room

BadRabbit Ransomware

Writing about ransomware is starting to feel like a full-time job and unfortunately only days after my latest ransomware piece, I find it necessary to warn you, once again about the latest threat. BadRabbit ransomware attacks started on October 24th and are currently ongoing. At the time of writing, attacks have so far taken place

2017-10-26T11:25:40+00:00 October 26th, 2017|Data Protection, Ransomware, Scams, Security|Comments Off on BadRabbit Ransomware

Great Free Password Manager

Most web browsers offer password managers and form fillers as standard, so is there any need for a 3rd party app or plugin? I think there is. It might not be the most attractive password manager out there but I've been using LastPass now for about six months and I can honestly say, I

2017-10-23T18:30:16+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|Data Protection, Security, Software|Comments Off on Great Free Password Manager

Cyber Security – Top Tips

It seems that there is a new cybersecurity threat emerging, every other day with ransomware and other phishing scams being the most prevalent. In that past I have written in detail about ransomware and the steps you should take to minimise your likelihood of attack. I recommend reading my piece “Ransomware – The complete

2017-10-19T14:12:33+00:00 October 19th, 2017|Data Protection, Ransomware, Scams, Security, Virus|Comments Off on Cyber Security – Top Tips

Keep your Passwords Secure

We all have a multitude of passwords for a multitude to logins to a multitude of website. What most don't do however, is make each and every password unique, strong and random (series of letters and numbers that don't relate to anything). While it's very easy for me to tell you that every login password

2017-11-02T10:47:50+00:00 October 14th, 2017|Data Protection, Humour, Security, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Keep your Passwords Secure

The Importance PCI DSS Compliance

With the ongoing threat from cybercriminals using both high and low tech methods of identity theft, your data is your most prized possession. Like it or not you are no longer a person with a single identity. As we rely more and more on digital means to make our professional and personal lives more

2017-08-13T19:58:26+00:00 August 13th, 2017|Data Protection, E-Commerce, Ransomware, Scams, Security|Comments Off on The Importance PCI DSS Compliance

CEO Fraud Scam

Over the last few weeks we have seen a significant increase in reports of companies being targeted by a particular type of email scam that has been doing the rounds for a couple of years now.CEO Fraud is a scam in which cybercriminals spoof company email accounts and impersonate executives to try and fool an employee

2017-09-01T15:11:18+00:00 July 30th, 2017|Data Protection, Scams, Security|Comments Off on CEO Fraud Scam

GDPR and Your Business

A new regulation relating to data that can be used to identify an individual comes into force in May next year. All customer organisations need to be aware of the rules or risk huge penalties. In this special feature, we look at the essentials of GDPR and help our clients and friends address the challenges.General

2017-11-02T14:26:30+00:00 July 22nd, 2017|Data Protection|Comments Off on GDPR and Your Business