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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Cyber Security; Same National Threat Level As Terrorism

The threat level of cyber-attacks is currently the same level as terrorism in the UK according to the country’s secret service. We all rely on online services on a daily basis, as does the UK Government and a secure online environment is crucial for national security. HM Government also provide many online services to citizens
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1 In 5 Respondents Have Fallen Victim To Cyber-Crime In The Past Year

Respondents to a recent Chamber of Commerce survey have reportedly fallen a victim of cyber in the past year alone. It also revealed that big businesses seemed to be the big targets, but smaller businesses were still being targeted also. The news that Cyber-attacks risk companies’ finances, confidence and reputation as well as jeopardising customer
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Gateway To Cyber-Crime

A recent report from the National Crime Agency (NCA) has detailed the “pathways” being explored by young people, resulting in criminal activity.  The report details the increasing number of younger people getting involved with game-cheat websites or forums that talked about ways to change or ‘mod’ games. The internet is creating a new type of
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Superfast Broadband In Worcestershire

Superfast broadband is a reality for some in the UK, however there are still many businesses mainly in rural areas, that are struggling with reliable internet connections. The British Chamber of Commerce (BCC) released their Digital Economy Survey on the 27th March, revealing that despite companies saying that fast broadband was extremely important to their
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Shortage Of Digital Skills Is Hampering Business Productivity And Growth

The Digital Sector is one of the fastest growing in the UK and contributes to the economy at twice the rate of other non-digital sectors. The UK already leads the world when it comes to new technology. We make more contactless payments than any other country and are natural innovators, eager to incorporate the latest
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Tech Nation Annual Report Praises Worcester And Malvern

Tech Nation has recently released its annual report on the digital sector within the UK, featuring a glowing report of Worcester and Malvern. Dubbed the ‘frontline of the Government’s cyber security strategy’, Worcester and Malvern were identified as a key digital and tech cluster in the UK. In the past twelve months Worcester and Malvern
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Apple Have Found Themselves A Victim Of Cyber-Crime

Apple have found themselves a victim of cyber-crime once more with ransomware attacks on user’s handsets. Apple have since offered a software update that should resolve the issue, however many were left with accusations of accessing adult material or pirating music via a pop up that could not be removed. The attackers were asking for
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ABTA – The Latest Organisation To Fall Victim To Cyber-Crime

As holiday season is fast approaching, more and more of us start looking at booking our summer getaway or family break and as ever it becomes even more imperative to remain savvy when spending online. Last week the travel association, ABTA made the news over a cyber-attack that put an estimated 43,000 customers at risk.
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