/Tag:Data Protection

Data breaches continue to rise in the connected age

By | 2017-09-24T19:47:29+00:00 April 23rd, 2017|Data|

Almost 1.4 billion data records compromised in 2016 as hackers targeted large-scale databases across industries - Gemalto. Gemalto’s Breach Level Index has revealed that 1,792 data breaches led to almost 1.4 billion data records being compromised worldwide during 2016, an increase of 86% compared to 2015. Identity theft was the leading type of data breach [...]

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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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Get Safe Online: How to protect your smart home and connected devices from hackers

By | 2016-11-03T16:38:52+00:00 November 24th, 2016|IT Security|

As part of Get Safe Online Day, consumer security expert BullGuard looks at the world of smart devices and the Internet of Things, offering important advice to consumers on how to guard against emerging threats. The smart home is rapidly moving from concept to reality. Today you can buy internet-connected devices that do everything from [...]

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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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Post-Brexit Cyber-Security

By | 2017-09-24T19:47:32+00:00 November 4th, 2016|Cyber security|

Henrik Kiertzner asks how will the UK's departure from the European Union impact cyber-security? Some time has now passed since the United Kingdom voted by a margin of 52 percent to 48 percent to leave the European Union, a grouping of which it has been a leading member since 1973. The tumultuous global reaction to the [...]

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9 SECURITY TIPS TO PROTECT YOUR WEBSITE FROM HACKERS

By | 2017-09-24T19:47:32+00:00 October 4th, 2016|Cyber security|

Hacking is a very real threat, even to those who don’t believe their site has any value to hackers. It is important to understand that websites are compromised literally all of the time, and the majority of security breaches are not to steal your data or deface your website, but instead have the intention of [...]

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The Importance Of A Firewall

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

Security is an obvious concern for your computer devices within your organisation. We have previously discussed Phishing, Cyber-Attacks, Malware, Patching and Regular Backups on our blog. Now, it’s Firewalls! A firewall is a system designed to prevent unauthorised access to and/or from a private network. Firewalls can be implemented in both hardware and software, or a combination of both. Firewalls are [...]

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How To Prevent Your Website Being Hacked

By | 2017-09-24T19:47:32+00:00 September 25th, 2016|Cyber security|

Previously I discussed ways to monitor for hacking and discover if/when your site had been attacked when you otherwise might not know. Now I’d like to talk about ways to prevent your site being hacked in the first place… More and more we’re seeing websites being hacked with nefarious content (and links) being injected in [...]

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