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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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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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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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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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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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