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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WannaCry Ransomware

Just over two weeks ago the WannaCry Ransomware appeared on a Friday afternoon.  By the end of the weekend it had encrypted thousands of computers across the world. Initial blame was made on Windows XP machines, but as the incidents panned out, it turned out that most victims were using Windows 7. Actually, only a
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Poor Cyber Security – Is It Holding Back Your Business?

Worcestershire’s ‘Be Cyber Secure’ programme was launched last week. The programme helps Worcestershire based SME’s protect and improve their cyber security, enable business growth and achieve cyber accreditation. The programme draws on a partnership of several Worcestershire based organisations such as; Worcestershire Business Central, University of Worcester, National Cyber Security Centre and borwell ltd. A
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NHS Cyber Attack

Last Friday’s cyber attack affected computers in the NHS, other government departments and businesses and organisations across over 100 countries.  The organisations breached were (are) still using Windows XP, Windows 7 or Small Business Server 2003.  All these products are obsolete.  Microsoft do not officially support them. Windows XP support ended over three years ago! 
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