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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 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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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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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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Solving Problems with Integrated Security and Access Control

By | 2017-09-24T19:47:34+00:00 September 9th, 2016|Cyber security|

Being able to remotely monitor the security situation across a whole site or number of locations would have been the stuff of science fiction a few generations ago, but now this is something that all organisations can utilise, often at very reasonable costs. With increasingly intelligent solutions also come new ways of using this technology [...]

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Integrated Security Solutions for Hybrid Cloud Deployments

By | 2017-09-24T19:47:34+00:00 August 18th, 2016|IT Security|

A hybrid cloud environment is one in which both public and private cloud models are used in combination, performing different functions. Often, more sensitive data and processes are confined to the private cloud environment, while less sensitive activities are performed in the public cloud. According to recent research from Right Scale, 71 percent of organizations [...]

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Web and social media intelligence transforms security and safety planning

By | 2017-09-24T19:47:34+00:00 August 3rd, 2016|Cyber security|

Web and social media platforms offer vast array of information for enhancing security, investigating breaches, and streamlining operations Over the course of the last decade, we’ve seen a blurring of lines between cyber and physical security concerns. Whether it’s the hacking of corporate information or the use of social media for nefarious activities, it’s clear [...]

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