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What to Include in Your Security Testing Supplier’s Agreement

A successful penetration test requires good preparation with an airtight service-level contract between the customer and a supplier that helps both to achieve the ultimate goal: security. Listed in this post are some important items to include in the contract. These are by no means a full and comprehensive list but should serve to help […]

What Are the Benefits of Cyber Essentials Plus?

CE Plus Benefits

Certifying to Cyber Essentials Plus Although many organisations pursue Cyber Essentials Plus (CE+) certification in order to meet public sector contract requirements, there are other numerous benefits of Cyber Essentials Plus. These are self-evident to most information security professionals, but in case you’re struggling for words here they are. Reassure customers that you are working […]

Free Webinar – Protect Against Your Biggest Threat — People

Did you know that human error caused 90% of UK data breaches in 2019, according to the ICO? Register for this free webinar and find out how to mitigate this imminent threat with current best practices and training methods for the workplace – whether that is in the office or at home. Plus you’ll get […]

Should I Be Worried About Mobile Phone Hacking?

“But my phone cannot be hacked!” Phrases like this are far too common and can hold significant consequences. For one, those who believe any device they use is impenetrable are unaware of the threats they face. Historically, these statements have a 100% chance of being wrong and have demonstrated that cyber security is a marathon, […]

Are you considering Cyber Essentials Plus Certification?

If you’re considering gaining formal certification to Cyber Essentials Plus (CE+)…good for you!  Complying with the security requirements of CE+ and then having this independently verified will ensure that you align with a solid foundation of cyber security best practice…and significantly reduce the likelihood of being the victim of a breach to your infrastructure and/or data. Appoint an IASME Cyber Essentials certification body The […]

Webinar: Achieving Cyber Essentials Plus

CE plus webinar

Join us for this webinar, hosted by our CE experts who will discuss the benefits of achieving Cyber Essentials Plus and provide 5 tips on how to attain this valuable cyber security certification. You’ll also get an in-depth insight into how to prepare for the audit process and manage timeframes from our CE certifying assessor. […]

4 Working from Home Security Tips

4 Working from Home Security Tips

The Covid-19 pandemic made it imperative for organisations to conduct business remotely in order to stay competitive during the UK lockdown. Many have adjusted quickly, changing the way they deliver services, connect and communicate with employees in their new working from home (WFH) environment. HR policies may have been changed to allow for WFH but […]

Cyber Essentials: The Changes

Whether you’re an existing Cyber Essentials or Cyber Essentials Plus certificate holder or not, you may be aware that the certification process is going through some changes – these are almost exclusively related to the accreditation process rather than the actual elements of the certification and framework – we’ll walk you through all of it. […]

Who’s Zoomin’ Who?

Zoom unsecure

Video conferencing has never been more popular, let’s have a look at the options and examine some of the security implications. Possibly you, like me may have been a bit disappointed to see that when it comes to video conferencing his taskforce, our Prime Minister simply used Zoom like many of the rest of us. […]

Beware the Coronavirus Phishing Attacks

Coronavirus Phishing

On top of everything else to contend with you also need to be especially vigilant to COVID-19 based phishing emails – we talked about phishing emails generally in a previous blog post “Why you should fear the spear” I’ll refrain from expressing fully the contempt that all decent thinking people must feel towards those wishing […]

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