UK Watchdog Fine Data Hoarder

The UK Watchdog have taken action and fined a company that specialises in asking the public to take part in ‘surveys’ in which the answers are then used to target respondents with marketing calls.  Verso Group, the company carrying out these surveys, were found to not to have been 100% open about what it was
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NHS Attack, Could It Have Been Prevented?

May this year saw the NHS come under attack from ‘WannaCry’ ransomware, leaving thousands of patients stranded and many of us wondering how this could have happened to such a huge organisation in the UK. Reports that surfaced last week indicate the attack could have been a result of cyber-security recommendations that were not followed
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Cyber Security Month: The Skills Gap in Cyber Security

This week marks the last week of the European Cyber Security Month, the EU’s annual awareness campaign. The campaign runs an overall general message of ‘Cyber security is a shared responsibility! STOP.THINK.CONNECT’ in alliance with the EU’s ‘An Open, Safe and Secure Cyberspace cyber strategy.’ This project is in line with the Awareness Raising work
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The National Cyber Security Centre, One Year On

Last week the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) celebrated its first year of operation. The initial reports of the past 12 months indicate the great work being conducted by the NCSC, making the UK one of the safest place to live and work online. The NCSC, an arm of GCHQ, bought together several elements of
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Popular Voice Assistants Can Be Easy to Hack

Voice assistants such as Siri and Alexa, are found to be easy to hack due to huge design flaws in modern devices researchers have found. The researchers managed to gain access to seven different voice recognition systems on a wide range of gadgets, including iPhones, Samsung Galaxy handsets and Windows 10 computers, using equipment which
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The Future of Cyber Security

The future of cyber security has a close correlation with the future of information technology and the advancements being made in cyberspace. Today, at present, most of our critical systems are interconnected and powered by computers. Looking forward into the future, more and more of our decisions will be automated, reliant on virtual assistants and
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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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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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Rehab Camps For Cyber Criminals

Over the past 5 years, the age of people engaging with cyber crime has become younger and younger, the current average age of a cyber criminal in the UK is just 17 years old. The National Crime Agency (NCA) has put this largely down to many getting involved with game-cheat websites or forums that discuss
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Cyber Attack – No Business is Immune

No Organisation has 100% immunity, the rise of a cyber attack grows daily and ransomware is one of the biggest threats out there. They are widespread. they are costly and they threaten an organisations ability to operate and at worst survive. There is no business out there that is 100% immune from a cyber attack.
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