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Cyber security awareness campaigns

Can You Take Cyber Security Awareness Campaigns Too Far?

It's no secret that Cyber Security is an ever-growing issue as the cyber threat landscape continues to evolve and cyber criminals become increasingly sophisticated. In the past, companies had a small group of staff responsible for their IT and Cyber Security, however, in more recent years there has been a noticeable shift in mindset as cyber attacks continue to hit the headlines.

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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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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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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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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 Habits for mid sized organisations

7 Cyber Habits for Mid-Sized Organisations

Cybercrime is becoming a major problem for organisations around the world. In the past week alone, there have been 5 major data breaches highlighting the need for improved cyber security practices to defend against this growing threat. Mid-sized organisations are increasingly under attack and are proving to be a very…

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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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Data processor

What is a Data Processor under GDPR?

Two terms that we hear constantly in relation to GDPR are ‘Data Controllers’ and Data Processors’. It’s important to understand the distinction between these two terms as it will determine your responsibilities under the legislation.

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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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DDoS Attack

What is a DDoS Attack?

Cybercriminals have an impressive arsenal of tools that they can use to try an infiltrate a network. Whether it’s through social engineering, malware or exploiting flaws in software, hackers will stop at nothing to try and extort money or steal valuable corporate data. In recent years, hackers have been deploying…

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steps to Prevent Your Email Getting Hacked

5 Steps to Prevent Your Email Getting Hacked in 2019

There’s no doubt that over the last year, we’ve seen a marked increase in the number of cyber attacks, data breaches, phishing scams and large-scale hacking attacks. We tend to think that it’s just the big corporations that are getting hit, but every one of us is a potential target…

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5 Types of Cybercrime and How to Protect Against Them

5 Types of Cybercrime and How to Protect Against Them

The Internet is a dangerous place. That’s because some tech-savvy individuals engage in various types of criminal activities online or by abusing computer networks. Those nefarious operations usually result in the theft of unsuspecting users’ personal or financial information, data which actors on the dark web monetize for their own…

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