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11 August, 2020

5 Billion Records Exposed In 2019

We are overwhelmed by stories of organisations falling victim to cyber threats but a recent report released by ForgeRock, the ForgeRock Consumer Identity Breach Report puts the overall scale of the situation into perspective, summarising that 5 billion records were exposed by breaches in 2019 alone.
15 July, 2020

One In Six Businesses Still Giving In To Ransomware Demands

Worrying figures release recently in the fourth annual Hiscox Cyber Readiness Report state that one in six businesses are still opting to pay ransoms demanded by malicious individuals when falling victim to ransomware attacks.
15 July, 2020

A Guide To Phishing & Ransomware Terminology

Recently we published an article summarising some of the findings from Proofpoint’s 2020 “State of the Phish” report. That article focused on the rise in phishing threats over the last 12 months. However, this week we will be focusing on another concerning finding from the report – a lack of understanding when it comes to common phishing and ransomware threats.
01 July, 2020

6 Habits To Improve Your Security Posture

Security threats are increasing year on year and 2019 was no different. Organisations across the world were constantly targeted by scams and vast quantities of data was breached by malicious actors. 
02 June, 2020

Why Isn’t There A Cyber Security Silver Bullet?

Barely a week goes by without news of another cyber incident making the headlines and the stakes have never been greater for businesses. Data theft has become commonplace, the scale of ransomware demands has risen steeply and the environment businesses are operating in has become more hostile than ever.
20 May, 2020

Increasing Clarity Around GDPR

We are now almost two years on from the introduction of GDPR. During the first year of enforcement, the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) were quite lenient in their enforcement of the regulation, giving businesses the extra time they needed to adapt to the tightening regulations.
13 May, 2020

55% Of All Organisations Successfully Breached By Phishing Threats In 2019

A recent report by cyber security company Proofpoint highlighted that 55% of all organisations were successfully breached by phishing scams in 2019.
06 May, 2020

Cyber Threats Amid COVID-19 Part 3: Fake News & Misinformation

In the final part of our three part series, which explored how malicious individuals are using the global COVID-19 pandemic as a distraction to further their criminal activities, we are focusing on how threat actors are spreading fake news and misinformation to further their nefarious gains.
22 April, 2020

Cyber Threats Amid COVID-19 Part 2: Business As Usual For Malicious Actors

This week we are focusing on how threat actors are continuing their criminal activity whilst the rest of the world is in turmoil and providing advice and guidance on how to protect yourself in these torrid times.
15 April, 2020

Cyber Threats Amid COVID-19 Part 1: Coronavirus Maps & Malicious Apps

For many organisations, cyber security has taken a backseat as we deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. However, a change in working practices and a growing thirst for the latest information have led malicious actors to exploit the outbreak for their own nefarious gains. 
23 March, 2020

Maximising Security Whilst Working From Home

With the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), there are an increasing number of employees working from home—either to prevent the virus from spreading or because they have been required to self-isolate.
04 March, 2020

Defence Or Containment – What’s The Best Approach To Securing Your Business?

When it comes to fighting cyber crime, the emphasis is overwhelmingly on prevention. 

However, as the volume of attacks against businesses grows significantly, organisations are struggling to prevent wave after wave of attacks

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