/Cyber security

Rise in ransomware prompts warning from cyber security specialist

By | 2017-09-24T19:47:29+00:00 May 2nd, 2017|Cyber security|

Cyber security expert Phortress has warned businesses to be vigilant following evidence that the use of ransomware is increasing. The National Crime Agency and the National Cyber Security Centre say that smartphones, watches, televisions and fitness trackers could be used to hold people to ransom over personal data. Ransomware, which makes devices unusable until their [...]

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A third of UK companies still failing to improve their cyber security

By | 2017-09-24T19:47:29+00:00 April 14th, 2017|Cyber security|

A recent survey has once again highlighted the urgent need for UK business to take cyber security more seriously. A recent survey has once again highlighted the urgent need for UK business to take cyber security more seriously. The survey, by Ultima, found that 65 percent of companies don’t have any security solutions deployed onto [...]

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Nearly half of UK businesses lack a cyber security strategy

By | 2017-09-24T19:47:30+00:00 April 4th, 2017|Cyber security|

Commentators call on security industry to do more to help businesses understand the value of data and how best to protect it Most businesses consider cyber security to be important, yet 44% do not have a formal cyber security strategy, a report has revealed, highlighting a failure to understand the value of data. Small, medium [...]

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Businesses leave gaping holes in cyber security plans

By | 2017-04-04T14:07:01+00:00 April 4th, 2017|Cyber security|

Britain’s businesses are increasingly aware of the threat of cyber attacks, but often do not know how to combat digital crimes or how to report attacks. A total of 94pc of firms believe IT security is important, but only 56pc have a strategy in place to deal with it, according to a study from the [...]

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Cyber security company warns against complacency

By | 2017-09-24T19:47:30+00:00 February 28th, 2017|Cyber security, Press Release|

Cyber security expert Phortress has issued a warning about complacency following a spate of cyber crime incidents worldwide. The company issued its warning after a number of high profile incidents have hit the headlines in recent months, including attacks on big business and governments. The company, which is based in North East England, also pointed [...]

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Cyber security inquiry launched to investigate range of threats facing UK

By | 2017-02-03T11:27:44+00:00 February 11th, 2017|Cyber security|

The Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy is inviting submissions for the report The Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy has begun an investigation into the UK's level of preparedness when it comes to cyber security. The second National Cyber Security Strategy, as it is called, has been given a budget of £1.9 [...]

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A widening cyber-security skills gap is threatening UK companies

By | 2017-09-24T19:47:32+00:00 February 2nd, 2017|Cyber security|

The UK has a serious skills shortage when it comes to cyber security, and the chasm between supply and demand for expertise is widening at an alarming rate. The results of a global study, conducted by job site Indeed and published on Tuesday, show that in the UK, the gap between employer demand for cyber [...]

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Cyber security ‘key issue for lawyers’

By | 2017-09-24T19:47:32+00:00 November 30th, 2016|Cyber security|

Nearly half of Scottish solicitors see cyber security as their biggest technological challenge, according to a survey of practitioners. The survey, carried out by Ipsos Mori for the Law Society of Scotland, found 81% of lawyers had a "very" or "fairly" positive view about the impact of technology on their business. But 42% believed that [...]

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7 Tips To Avoid Being Hacked

By | 2017-09-24T19:47:32+00:00 November 15th, 2016|Cyber security|

1.     Use your common sense It is the first step in preventing attacks from hackers. Beware of suspicious messages: sending emails to you is a common technique as they will contain malware that will attack your security. This is why it is important to always check the addressee, not open any attachments and not click on [...]

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Internet security: How to protect your digital life from hackers and viruses

By | 2017-09-24T19:47:32+00:00 November 9th, 2016|Cyber security|

What would you lose if hackers got access to your mobile phone, email or online shopping details? We store an enormous amount of data with online services, and even just one breach can lead to further compromises, maybe even giving an attacker remote access to your computer or smartphone. As cloud storage and online accounts [...]

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