UK Organisations Could Face Bigger Fines For Cyber-Attacks

Organisations in the UK could now face fines of up to £17m or 4% of their annual turnover, if they fail to take measures to prevent online cyber-attacks, that could result in severe disruption to services such as transport, health or electricity works. The move comes after the devastating WannaCry attack that left the NHS
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What Is ‘Cyber Security’?

Cyber security is becoming more and more prominent in most organisations. Online threats and risks to business are increasingly popular, and this is forcing more of us to take action to protect our businesses. Cyber security should be your biggest concern, despite the size of your business. Just last year the National Crime Agency recorded
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Rehab Camps For Cyber Criminals

Over the past 5 years, the age of people engaging with cyber crime has become younger and younger, the current average age of a cyber criminal in the UK is just 17 years old. The National Crime Agency (NCA) has put this largely down to many getting involved with game-cheat websites or forums that discuss
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Cyber Attack – No Business is Immune

No Organisation has 100% immunity, the rise of a cyber attack grows daily and ransomware is one of the biggest threats out there. They are widespread. they are costly and they threaten an organisations ability to operate and at worst survive. There is no business out there that is 100% immune from a cyber attack.
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Parliament Online Attack

On the 23rd of June, the British Houses of Parliament were the latest institution to come under attack from an online attack. In just a matter of hours’ hackers made in the region of 20,000 attempts to get into online user accounts. The attack, that led to officials disabling remote access to thousands of email
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MoU Signing

In London last month, John Peace from the Midlands Engine joined Governor Harry Logan and the Maryland Department of Commerce to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). This MoU continues building the business relationship between the Midlands region and Maryland, for the sharing opportunities in the cyber security market place. The aim of the MoU
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Security Tips

Hackers are innovating the way they obtain and use personal data and user credentials in their attacks.  Since 2016 hacking has gone mainstream – households are getting attacked and businesses too.  There are numerous ways that hackers illegally obtain personal data.  This article explains a few basic checks you can perform before proceeding with an
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Are You Ready For GDPR?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a regulation by which the European Parliament, Council of the European Union and the European Commission intend to both strengthen and unify the data protection laws for all individuals within the European Union (EU). It is something that will affect all businesses in the UK, and comes into
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NHS Attack – Launched From North Korea

Back in May the NHS became victim to Malware known as WannaCry, sweeping across the world it took many computers hostage, demanding payment for them to be released. The consequences from the attack were tenfold, with operations being cancelled, appointments vanishing, and sending hospitals into complete disarray. Britain’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has since
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A New Horizon

Last week cyber security businesses and universities from across the Midlands host a USA cyber security delegation for a total of five days of events and activities. These included business, social and cultural activities, showcasing the assets and geography of Worcestershire and the Midlands region. The trade mission activities began in London. Cyber businesses and
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