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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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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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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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