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Data Breach At Equifax hits 143 Million

Around 143 million customers of credit report giant Equifax may be at risk of having their information accessed through a cyber security breach. Equifax have said that the cyber-criminals accessed data such as Social Security numbers, birth dates and addresses during the incident. This cyber security breach also had an effect on Equifax customers based
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Company Directors Lack Training In Responding To Cyber-Attacks

A new survey of 105 businesses in the FTSE 350 have reportedly had no training when it comes to cyber-attacks, 1 in 10 revealed they have no plan to cope with hacking. The survey results also revealed that 1 in 10 directors have no plans in place to respond to any kind of cyber-security incident.
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Social Media Networks For Businesses

Since LinkedIn was launched in 2002, a number of social media channels have appeared. Social media is popular in today’s society – a whopping 2 billion people are using various networks across the globe. This number is expected to grow even further with the use of smart devices growing exponentially too. As lots of people
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Keeping SME’s Secure And Safe

If recent news and headlines are anything to go by, there is still a long way to go in terms of cyber security. On a global scale, there is frequently news of the vulnerability of our digital world and how it has most recently been compromised. National statistics indicate that nearly two thirds of individuals
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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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