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Beware of Email and SMS Compromise Scams

This week sees the gradual return to the office with the easing of restrictions and while many companies will adopt fully remote or hybrid working, many more look forward to having their teams back in the office. Cybercriminals tend to take advantage of any situational changes and we are already seeing an uplift in scams.

2022-01-25T15:56:59+00:00January 25th, 2022|Cyber Awareness Training, Scams, Security|Comments Off on Beware of Email and SMS Compromise Scams

The 12 Scams of Christmas

It may be the season of goodwill and a time for giving but this Christmas we are asking you to be a bit of a Scrooge and don’t gift your finances or data to potential scammers. Here are some of the most common scams you are likely to experience across email, text message and phone calls.

2021-12-15T11:20:57+00:00December 15th, 2021|Scams, Security|Comments Off on The 12 Scams of Christmas

Cyber Security Month 2021 – Top Cyber Tips

As cyber-attacks and their consequences grow, the imperative for cybersecurity awareness has become increasingly evident to businesses, schools, and individuals. Attackers use a variety of vulnerabilities and phishing attacks to compromise the security of your networks and devices. To approach this threat effectively and protect your networks, it is vital to become familiar with the cyber essentials of your business and personal accounts, such as email, social media, and more so that you can better secure your information and identity online! October is Cyber Security Month #CyberSecMonth and here are some simple tips to help keep you safe online.

2021-10-11T12:36:12+01:00October 11th, 2021|Cyber Awareness Training, Data Protection, Security|Comments Off on Cyber Security Month 2021 – Top Cyber Tips

Cyber Attack – The Human Trigger

Did you know that human error was a contributing factor in 95% of breaches? Since human error plays such a vast role in cyber breaches, addressing it is key to reducing the chances of your business being successfully targeted. It also allows you to protect your business from a far wider range of threats than any single technical solution could and can potentially empower your workforce to actively look out for and report new threats they may encounter. Mitigation of human error must be key to business cybersecurity in 2021.

2021-07-14T08:51:03+01:00July 13th, 2021|Cyber Awareness Training, Ransomware, Security|Comments Off on Cyber Attack – The Human Trigger

What is 2 Factor Authentication and What are the Benefits?

2 Factor Authentication or 2FA is a security measure that requires you to provide two separate pieces of information before you are granted access to an online service. In the past, it has been far too easy for hackers to obtain credentials and access your online services. By implementing 2FA you are telling the online service that you are in fact, who you claim to be.

2021-05-19T13:04:34+01:00May 19th, 2021|Data Protection, Security|Comments Off on What is 2 Factor Authentication and What are the Benefits?

3.2 Billion Email Credentials Leaked Online – How Do You Protect Your Credentials?

Earlier this month it was revealed that hackers now have access to over 3 billion emails and passwords. This is being called the largest data breach of all time and actually consists of a combination of smaller data breaches that have occurred over the past several years. Named the Compilation of All Breaches, or COMB

2021-02-18T08:45:58+00:00February 16th, 2021|Data Protection, Security|Comments Off on 3.2 Billion Email Credentials Leaked Online – How Do You Protect Your Credentials?

70% of Enterprise Ransomware Victims Pay Up

The world most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data. So what happens when this most valuable of assets is compromised or stolen? Would you pay to get it back or prevent its release to the wilds of the internet? Recent data suggests that 70% of enterprise ransomware attacks result in the criminals successfully eliciting payment from their victims.

2020-08-21T08:54:24+01:00August 20th, 2020|Ransomware, Scams, Security|Comments Off on 70% of Enterprise Ransomware Victims Pay Up

Cybercriminals will exploit Remote Workers during COVID-19 Crisis

I believe, however, that an element of complacency will set in with remote workers owing to the physical disconnect from HQ that will likely lead to many users and business falling victim to cybercriminals who are taking advantage of the COVID-19 crisis.

2020-03-26T11:04:01+00:00March 22nd, 2020|Data Protection, Remote Support, Scams, Security|Comments Off on Cybercriminals will exploit Remote Workers during COVID-19 Crisis

Five Tips to Avoid Phishing Attacks

Practically everyone has heard of or read about phishing emails and the reason we all know about them is that they just won’t go away. As far back as 2010, we were warning our clients about these malicious emails

2020-01-27T20:03:44+00:00January 23rd, 2020|Data Protection, Ransomware, Scams, Security|Comments Off on Five Tips to Avoid Phishing Attacks
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