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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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Brexit risks ‘new dark phase’ of cyber crime, warns Britain’s most senior EU official

By | 2017-09-24T19:47:29+00:00 April 19th, 2017|Cyber Crime|

The warning comes as Theresa May prepares to start withdrawal from the EU. The most senior British EU official has spoken out to warn of the need for strong security cooperation in Europe, just days before Theresa May triggers Brexit. Writing exclusively for The Independent, EU commissioner Sir Julian King said it was vital for nations [...]

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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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Cyber security company launches free scan offer

By | 2017-09-24T19:47:30+00:00 April 6th, 2017|Press Release|

Cyber security expert Phortress has launched a free website scan to help companies tackle the threat posed by cyber criminals. The company says that too many businesses are ignoring the dangers, particularly in the North East of England, where it is based. Now, companies can go to a page on the company’s website, to be [...]

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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 company offers free website diagnostic

By | 2017-09-24T19:47:32+00:00 February 15th, 2017|Press Release|

Cyber security expert Phortress has offered to run a free diagnostic of company websites amid growing concern about the threat posed by hackers. The company, which operates from North East England, believes that many business people do not realise that their website servers are just as vulnerable as email systems. Hackers target insecure websites in [...]

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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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6 Tips for Better Payment Compliance

By | 2017-09-24T19:47:32+00:00 November 25th, 2016|PCI Compliance|

If you are a small merchant, PCI compliance might seem like an obscure art but you should only ignore it at your own peril. Failure to comply with the standards that the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Council developed attracts penalties ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 a month. You can easily download the PC Data [...]

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