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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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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 ‘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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