Where to Start Cyber Security Training

Cyber security consists of processes and technologies designed to protect systems, networks, people and data from cyber attacks. In the UK, whether at home or at work, the majority of us are reliant on digital communication and online services, and this can result in an exposure to cyber security risks. Although the impact of cybercrime
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The Evolution of Cyber Security

Cyber Security has not always been a high priority among businesses. However, with the growing threat and proven damage showing among high profile companies and services like TalkTalk, Equifax, Yahoo and even the NHS has shone light on how Cyber Security should be taken very seriously. Businesses, regardless of their size, are now catching on
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Iranian Attack on Universities

A US-based Information Security company, Secureworks, has identified attacks originating from Iran targeting over 300 Universities including those based in the United Kingdom, Australia and the US. The attack on universities was harvesting credentials by posting a fake website that then redirected to a legitimate page. Victims that entered their normal login credentials into the
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Internet of things (IOT) Security

The Internet of Things encompasses everything that is connected to the internet, ranging from smart toasters which will send a notification to your phone when the bread is finished toasting, to devices that can monitor anything from your blood pressure, heart rate or even your pace maker. All of these devices collect and share data
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Google to shut down Google+

In July 2018, Google was criticised for allowing employees from third-party apps to read emails if the app was integrated with a Gmail account. In the following month the Associated Press revealed that Google was tracking users’ locations regardless of whether they had turned off their phone location history settings. On Monday 8th October, Google
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Facebook Security Breach

A discovery on the 25th September revealed that 50 million accounts, including Mark Zuckerberg’s own account, had been compromised in an attack on Facebook. Attackers tricked the website into handing over digital keys to individual accounts. This attack affected accounts that were used to authorise logins on services like Instagram and Spotify. The exploit granted
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Businesses will pay Microsoft for Windows 7 Security Updates by 2020

Microsoft has announced that they will be ceasing to provide security updates for Windows 7 by 2020. This decision was made to encourage people to move away from the Operating System to the new Windows 10 platform. Businesses will have to pay Microsoft for Windows 7 Security Updates by 2020. For businesses that cannot feasibly transition
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British Airways Data Breach

Álex Cruz, Chief Executive and Chairman of British Airways has described the recent data breach on ba.com and the mobile app as a “sophisticated, malicious criminal attack”. Although the breach was similar to the attack on Ticketmaster earlier this year, the criminals were able to access BA’s site directly rather than compromising a third-party system.
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Third Intel Computer Chips Exploit

In August, researchers found the third significant security flaw from Intel computer chips exploit this year which is known as the Foreshadow. The US government’s body for cyber security has identified the Foreshadow exploit to have vulnerabilities that could have been exploited to gain access to sensitive information. This is a similar vulnerability to the
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Phishing Attack against Butlins

Up to 34,000 guests may have had their information stolen as a result of a phishing attack against Butlins. No financial details were compromised during the attack, but this information does consist of names, home addresses, holiday arrival dates, email addresses and telephone numbers. The cause of the data breach was solely down to a
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