The Dark Web: What is it and why should you care?

As a serious business owner, just hearing the term ‘dark web’ is enough for you to conjure up an array of concerning images where people engage in all sorts of illegal activities.

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Ransomware: Everything you need to know.

Ransomware. It’s a word you’ve probably heard a lot of in recent years. Perhaps you remember hearing about it during your office cyber security training, or you’ve seen it on the news. Maybe a pop up has appeared on your computer screen warning of a ransomware infection. But have you ever wondered why there's such a fuss?

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2021 Cyber Threats: What can you expect?

It’s a scenario that business owners dread. They hear from a member of their team that they clicked an attachment in an email, and now their computer is displaying a message telling them that their files are encrypted. Your company has been hit by ransomware, and you need to work extremely fast to stop a crippling outage.

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Disaster Recovery vs Backup: What is the difference?

Picture the scene: a staff member receives an email that appears to be legitimate. They click on an attachment in the email and within minutes their computer is encrypted. Because their computer is connected to your office network, before long all of your computers are encrypted. You have been the victim of a ransomware attack, something that happens on a daily basis for businesses up and down the country. To ensure this scenario does not play out in your business, you need a robust security solution. Disaster recovery and backups are two key components for this. However, both terms are often misused or misunderstood in the business world. Many either mistake backup for disaster recovery, or believe that they can have one without the other and remain protected should the unexpected occur.

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10 Unnerving Facts About Cybercrime During The Covid-19 Pandemic

2020 has had no shortage of difficult headlines. The pandemic has touched our lives in unprecedented ways. It has put health at risk, business at risk, social lives on hold. The pandemic has also emboldened cyber criminals. Many are using the Covid-19 crisis to profit from malware and social engineering attacks.

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How to formulate a disaster recovery plan

What do you think of when you hear the word ‘disaster’? Perhaps it is an earthquake, or a wildfire, or maybe a global pandemic. Have you considered the word disaster in the context of your business? Every year, thousands of businesses face disasters in the form of cyber-attacks or hardware failure. These disasters can disrupt day-to-day business or, in some cases, can put a company out of business entirely.

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The best password managers in 2020

These days, we have online accounts for everything. From banking, to CRM, to email, to online shopping. That means multiple passwords that we must remember. The trouble is, remembering lots of passwords is difficult. So, in order cope, many of us end up using easy-to-remember passwords or re-using the same favourite one across accounts, despite being told over and over of the dangers.

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Multi Factor Authentication: What it is, why you need it & how to use it.

These days, passwords are no longer being viewed as the most secure way to protect an account. Cyber criminals are advancing at an exponential rate as are the ways in which they can find out your credentials. By only using a password as an authentication method, the security of an account is based solely on the strength of a password, which, as years of research has proven, is not generally very strong – two-thirds of people use the same password everywhere, and many of the passwords they use are easily guessed.

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The end of Privacy Shield: What does it mean?

On July 16th, The European Court of Justice (ECJ) officially declared that the EU-US Privacy Shield, a key data sharing mechanism, is invalid as they believe it fails to protect people’s rights to privacy and data protection. The historic decision will have substantial consequences and be a major headache for thousands of organisations that already exchange data with the US.

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