Cyber Security Awareness

Common mistakes in delivering a cybersecurity awareness campaign

Common Mistakes in Delivering Cyber Security Awareness Campaigns

Mistakes happen, it’s inevitable. But the reality is that when it comes to your Cyber Security Awareness Campaign, any mistake, no matter how small, can have a hugely detrimental effect on the security of your organisation. The results of these seemingly innocent mistakes are continually played out in the press…

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Is TikTok Safe to use?

Is TikTok Safe to Use?

It can be hard to keep track of all the different social media apps but one app that has quickly taken the world by storm is video sharing app, TikTok. The social media app has experienced a phenomenal phase of growth, and within the space of two years, it has…

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two factor authentication

A Guide to Two Factor Authentication (2FA)

The humble password has been around for a long time and despite its popularity as the most common way to secure accounts, it no longer cuts it in an era of enhanced cyber attacks and data breaches. In fact, according to the 2019 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, 81% of all…

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A Guide to Insider Threats

September 2019 has been declared National Insider Threat Awareness Month by the US National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NSCS) and the National Insider Threat Task Force (NITTF). The initiative has been specifically set up to raise awareness of the serious risks posed by insider threats, whilst encouraging employees to recognise and…

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IoT is changing cyber security

How IoT is changing Cyber Security

The global Internet of Things (IoT) market has experienced a significant growth spurt within the last few years. Over 8.4 billion devices are currently in use and this figure is expected to rise to 25 billion by 2020. The Internet of Things refers to all the physical devices around the world that are now connected to the internet, collecting and sharing data.

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A Guide to PSD2 – Strong Customer Authentication

Advances in digital technologies and the growth of the internet have led to an explosion in online crime. As traditional crimes like burglary and car theft continue to fall, online fraud has quickly become the most common crime in the UK with almost one in ten people falling victim. Criminals have shifted…

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Rewriting the eLearning Playbook

Rewriting the eLearning Playbook

In the first of our series of blogs detailing the creation and thought process behind MetaLearning Fusion, Gerard Crawford will discuss the development of the software and his role in the exciting project

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Dangers of Ransomware

The Dangers of Ransomware

Ransomware is one of the greatest cyber security threats that organisations currently face. In recent years, it has been growing in size, scale and sophistication. In 2018, 69% of companies were hit with a ransomware attack, and by the end of the year it’s expected to cost the world more than £8 billion in…

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Top Cyber Security Trends

Top Cyber Security Trends 2019

2018 was an eventful year for Cyber Security. Barely a day passed by without hearing reports of high-profile data breaches, cyber attacks, sophisticated phishing campaigns, and even cities were held to ransom by hackers. The threat landscape has clearly evolved, and new threats are emerging all the time that threaten the security of organisations…

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Business Email Compromise

A Quick Guide to Business Email Compromise (BEC)

Business Email Compromise (BEC), otherwise known as CEO fraud, is a type of phishing attack where a cybercriminal will impersonate a high-level Executive in order to convince an employee, customer, or vendor to transfer money to a fraudulent account or disclose sensitive information. By compromising official email accounts, the criminals…

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Prevent your Smart Home from Being Hacked

Six Ways to Prevent your Smart Home from Being Hacked

In the modern home, everything from our TV, phone, tablet, fridge or doorbell is connected. These devices are great for general convenience, but unfortunately this interconnectivity can increase the chances of our devices being hacked. An estimated 80% of smart home devices are vulnerable to attack and the reality is that every…

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