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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How Much Personal Or Business Information Is Accessible From Your Smart Phone?

Smart phones are becoming an essential accessory to support our daily life. New uses for phones are being developed every day, with new apps set to change how we work and play. Recently a tech-savvy Twitter user found an iPhone and was able to trace the owner and look through key information – even though
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Lawyers and Accountants Are Becoming Prime Targets For Cyber-Criminals

Hackers are increasingly going after law firms, following ‘the big money’. The US Securities and Exchange commission have reported that just 7 firms in America were hit with over 100,000 attacks over a three-month period last year, resulting in two organisations being compromised and over 60 gigabytes of data being stolen. In the UK it
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£1.9 billion Set Aside to Tackle Cyber-Crime

UK Chancellor announcement Last week saw chancellor Phillip Hammond lead a speech on how the UK would lead its retaliation against the increasing threat of cyber crime. The chancellor gave grave warning that “foreign actors” are developing techniques that could threaten the countries electrical grid and airports. The chancellor also continued to explain how the
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High in Demand, Short in Supply: The shortfall of IT security skills

The recent increase in demand for IT security skills are being met with a dwindling supply according to recent studies. Sophistication of the technology and tactics used by criminals has outpaced the ability of IT and security professionals to address these threats. The past 12 months has seen two thirds of larger businesses in the
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Contactless Payment

Contactless is a fast way to pay, for purchases costing £30 and under. Contactless payments are becoming increasingly common on a range of devices including debit and credit cards, wearable devices, and smartphones. The underlying technology for all of these contactless payment devices is the same. The contactless device contains an antenna so that when
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Happy Cyber Christmas

What’s your password?  Please email it to me today.  Really?  Would you really handover or tell a stranger your password?  Of course not.  Well, on TV last Wednesday, Magician Troy didn’t use magic, he just used a few really basic technologies on members of the public.  Dare you to watch the program?  You’ll either cry
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Cyber Essentials Scheme

Launched in June last year, ‘Cyber Essentials Scheme’ is a first step accreditation for IT security for businesses.  ISO 27001 is the main security standard many large businesses and county councils achieve. However, it is sometimes too complex for small businesses to gain, as it needs several named individuals in specific security roles within the
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