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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 […]

Working from Home? Don’t Forget Information Security.

working remotely information security

So COVID-19 or the Corona Virus as it’s still commonly referred to is really beginning to bite now, our news media outlets are immersed in the subject 24/7 so I won’t burden you with yet more facts and figures. We won’t be trying to clumsily shoehorn a sales message into this piece. Instead, we thought […]

Will ISO 27701 be the new certification trend for GDPR?

ISO 27701 GDPR

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) may have come into force in 2018 but 2019 was the dominating year for it. Last year, we saw companies put more effort into not only achieving GDPR compliance but into actively maintaining it. This is harder to do than it might seem — as just one mistake can result in a […]

What can we learn from 2019 data breaches

2019 breaches

We thought we would start 2020 by looking backwards. Specifically looking back at the biggest data breaches of 2019, seeing how many records were breached, getting a broad understanding of the nature of the attacks and then looking forward to seeing how we can learn lessons and protect our data assets better in the future. […]

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