Business Cyber Security Blog

How the Parliament Cyber Attack Could Have Been Avoided

26 June 2017

Around 90 user accounts belonging to members of the UK parliament have been compromised by a cyber attack. The house of lords and the house of commons were both targeted, with about 1% of users finding themselves unable to access their email accounts.

STOP! - Before You Plug in that Unknown USB Device!

19 June 2017

Did you know that plugging in a USB device is one of the top ways that you can introduce malware to your business networks?

Are You Ready for GDPR? New Regulations that Can See You Fined 4% of Turnover

02 June 2017

From May 25th 2018, if your business is found not to be adequately protecting the information of EU citizens, you could be fined by up to 4% of your annual turnover, or 20 million Euros - whichever is greater.

58 Passwords You Should Not be Using

01 June 2017

Passwords are often all that stand between cyber criminals and your sensitive data. Many of the services you log into are still not using a second method of authentication in addition to a password. Access to this data by unauthorised persons can lead to serious financial problems, severe damage to reputation, or embarrassment.

How to Spot a Phishing Email - Are You Aware of These Email Security Red Flags?

15 May 2017

A new form of Ransomware has recently spread to 74 countries, most notably affecting the NHS. This ransomware arrives via phishing emails, and gets onto systems by the user clicking on a link or attachment in a phishing email.

If You Only Do ONE thing to Protect your Business Against Ransomware, You Should Do This

15 May 2017

In the wake of the cyber attack which resulted in NHS staff being locked out of systems and data, security awareness training for employees is a topic that should be revisited.

NHS Hack - What Happened and How to Avoid it Happening to Your Business

12 May 2017

NHS services have been hit by widespread IT failure across England - this has been caused by malware inadvertently downloaded by staff clicking on a link or attachment in an email sent by cyber criminals.

5 Habits of Cyber Secure Businesses and 4 Things they Avoid

12 May 2017

Cyber Security is a top concern for any business. Fail to take it seriously and you could easily find yourself facing huge fines for breaching compliance, losing all of your customers because you compromised their sensitive data, spending weeks unable to work or trying frantically to repair damage to your IT systems, or having to pay large sums of money to retrieve your data from criminals.

The Argument that Mobile Banking Apps Aren't Secure Just Got A Lot Stronger

21 April 2017

People often wonder whether it's safe to use mobile banking apps, worrying about the security risks that come with their convenience. Those who do not install mobile banking apps for security reasons can now point to specific evidence that shows their vulnerability to exploitation.

4 Cyber Security Tips for Sensible People (lazy people won't follow these)

05 April 2017

People are lazy.

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