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Challenge of Cyber Security Awareness

How to Overcome the Challenge of Cyber Security Awareness

If there is one thing that we can be certain about when it comes to Cyber Security, it’s that the landscape will remain dynamic and turbulent. Cyber attacks and breaches continue to hit the headlines and organisations have become increasingly conscious of how vulnerable they are to threats.  Cyber Security Awareness Month  October marks the…

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Cyber Security Awareness Program

How to Improve your Cyber Security Awareness Program

With cyber attacks becoming increasingly sophisticated and targeted, cyber awareness continues to be a key priority for many organisations. According to a recent study, the total annual cost of cybercrime for a company has jumped from $11.7 million in 2017 to a record high of $13 million.   Whilst external threats are constantly emerging, insider employees remain a…

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Subject access requests

How to deal with Subject Access Requests

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect on the 25th of May 2018 and completely overhauled how businesses process and handle data. Organisations have had to rapidly adapt to ensure they are compliant with the new legislation and not liable for the large fines which have dominated the…

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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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Top 10 tips to protect your home Wi-Fi network

Our increasingly technological world means that our homes are now filled with a wide range of gadgets and devices that require an internet connection. Whether it’s our computer, tablet, phone, fridge, TV or baby monitor, our increasing reliance on the internet to connect all our devices has opened the door…

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tips for GDPR compliance

5 Tips for GDPR Compliance

As we edge closer to the one-year anniversary of the implementation of GDPR, many organisations are still struggling to achieve compliance with the landmark legislation. In fact, a recent study conducted by Forrester found that over half of the respondents had not taken all the necessary steps to achieve compliance, despite the passing of…

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cyber security for universities

How Universities can protect themselves from Cyber Attacks

Cybercrime is a concern for every industry; however, in recent years there has been a significant increase in the number of cyber attacks on academic institutions. 70% of UK Universities have fallen victim to phishing attacks and just last week, international students at The University of Manchester were targeted with an…

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GDPR in 2019

GDPR in 2019 – Things we have learned 1 year after GDPR

Well, it’s been an eventful few weeks. As we passed the 1-year anniversary of the implementation of GDPR, it seemed that many organisations had remained relatively unscathed from the threat of financial sanctions for non-compliance with the new regulation. According to the European Data Protection Board, regulators in 11 countries issued fines…

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5 Tips to Improve Password Security

Top 5 Tips to Improve Password Security

Password security has never been more important. We use a password for pretty much everything we do online, whether it’s logging into our email accounts, bank accounts, social media sites, shopping accounts, online forums, the list is endless! With so many password protected sites, it can be tricky to remember…

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Cyber Security Awareness Program

How to Build a Cyber Security Awareness Program

Cybercrime has become a big business and it seems like no area of the world has remained unscathed from this growing threat. You only have to glance at the headlines to read about the latest cyber attacks, data breaches and the global mayhem that’s being inflicted from this digital crime…

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How to Ensure New Hires are Cyber Security Aware

According to the 2018 BDO Cyber Governance survey, there has been a 350% increase in ransomware attacks, a 250% increase in Business Email Compromise (BEC) scams, and a 70% increase in spear phishing attacks. These sobering statistics highlight the ongoing and relentless threats that organisations face, and perhaps more worrying, is that 90% of all cyber attacks are…

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Cyber Criminals Create Chaos in Hollywood

Cyber Criminals Create Chaos in Hollywood

Everyone’s favourite streaming service was rocked last weekend when one of its flagship TV shows – Orange is the new Black – had its entire fifth season leaked on the web following Netflix’s refusal to negotiate with a hacker. The hacker stole the episodes from a post-production studio along with…

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Public wifi network safety tips

Top Tips to Stay Safe on Public Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi is available pretty much everywhere we go. Whether we’re grabbing a coffee, catching a flight or using public transport, we have the option to hook up to free Wi-Fi and go online. Despite repeated warnings about security issues, these networks are used by millions of people around the…

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clear Cookies on your Browser

Why it’s a good idea to clear Cookies on your Browser

We’re all familiar with the cookie banners that immediately pop up every time we visit a website. It’s almost become second nature to click ‘accept’ and quickly move on to whatever else we’ve visited the site to do. But what exactly are cookies, and how are they used by companies…

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