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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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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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Phishing Scams: How To Identify Fraudulent Emails That Want To Steal Your Money, Identity

By | 2017-09-24T19:47:30+00:00 February 27th, 2017|Cyber Crime|

Hacking and fake news have been in the news a lot lately, what with the allegations of Russians using both those tools to influence the outcome of the U.S. presidential election. And both those online risks come together in a seemingly innocuous but potentially dangerous form: phishing. Put simply, phishing is the attempt to steal [...]

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Incredible 1,266% jump in cyber fraud as criminals switch to new tactics to steal your cash – how to stay safe

By | 2017-09-24T19:47:31+00:00 February 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|

The cost of fraud to Britain rose above £1billion for the first time in five years in 2016, driven in part by a huge surge in cyber crime. The total value of fraud in Britain soared 55% to £1.14 billion last year, despite the number of cases dropping by nearly a third from 310 to [...]

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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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Fraud and cyber crime are now the country’s most common offences

By | 2017-09-24T19:47:32+00:00 February 13th, 2017|Cyber Crime|

Online fraud is now the most common crime in the country with almost one in ten people falling victim, the latest figures have revealed. More than five and a half million cyber offences are now thought to take place each year accounting for almost half of all crime in the country. But just a fraction of [...]

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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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Evolving cyber threats and regulatory pressure will require a strong response in 2017

By | 2017-09-24T19:47:32+00:00 February 5th, 2017|Cyber Crime|

Top threats this year are likely to include continued nation state cyber espionage against a wide array of organisations. Last year saw multiple high profile cyber-attacks across the globe, with no industry or sector being safe from attack. Cyber-attacks even penetrated the highest levels of government with hacked information used to seek to influence public [...]

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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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