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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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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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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How Can Collaborative Working Help Your Business?

Internal Collaboration Collaborative working defined is the act of two or more people or organisations working together for a specific goal that is of benefit to the business. Collaborative software is best described as application software designed to help those involved in a common task achieve a common goal, i.e. a platform all parties can
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HMRC Successfully Stops Over 300 Million Phishing Emails

Too often we see the negative side of cyber security articles highlighting the latest attacks and data leaks.  These stories need to be highlighted to the public to ensure that they are aware, and can take the necessary steps if they are affected.  However, there is occasionally good news about organisations being proactive in tackling
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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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