Is cyber crime a threat to SMEs?

With reports of SMEs averaging four cyber crimes every two years and 10% of the population being victims in the past year, it has to be seen as a real threat. But what does this actually mean to a business? The first thing to do is get beyond jargon like phishing, ransomware and DDoS attacks. Cyber… Read More

Windows 10 Anniversary Update – Security Features

The Windows 10 Anniversary Update will be launched on 2nd August 2016.  Alongside changes to the Start menu, Windows Ink and extensions to the Edge browser are changes to Cortana (the intelligent personal assistant) and three security features. The first is Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (WDATP). It is aimed at enterprise customers to detect, investigate, and… Read More

Why keeping information secure is much more than an IT issue

When I ask business owners what they are doing to keep their business information secure, the vast majority say it is an IT issue and I should talk to their IT team or the company used to maintain their IT systems. But what about dealing with risks from your staff, lack of adequate physical security or keeping… Read More

How to survive being number 1

A report has the UK as being number 1. Which you would think is a good thing, but not when it is the number 1 target for spear phishing attacks by cyber criminals. Watch our video for more details.

Apple devices can be infected by malware

Each week I am told by people using Apple products that they have no need to worry about malware, viruses or the security of their information. That is one of the reasons why they bought an Apple product. Unfortunately, life isn’t that simple, and some steps are required to protect themselves. OK, prove it! When asked… Read More

We are Cyber Essentials certified

We have obtained Cyber Essentials certification to prove our compliance with cyber security best practice. The Cyber Essentials scheme is part of the UK’s National Cyber Security Programme. We can help other companies prepare for Cyber Essentials certification. Why should SMEs get certification? With an increasing number of cyber threats, the British government and most… Read More

Public WiFi good practice

Keeping up-to-date with emails and social media is an essential part of running a business. When there is no access from our phones, or a faster connection is needed, we switch to WiFi. In many cases, this will be a public WiFi network rather than a private one. Once you are connected the risks of… Read More

The man, the cloud and the social rat

After a recent talk I gave on Information Security one of the attendees thanked me for explaining what it meant and then asked for more information about some of the attacks. So here are explanations about some of the attacks used in the talk, and a few more that I will be talking about in the… Read More

SMEs must take information security more seriously or lose out on new work

The recent Talk Talk hack, their third in a year, has been another example that a security breach has an impact on the reputation of a company and it’s share price. How Talk Talk will come out of this remains to be seen.  No doubt large companies are currently reviewing their information security measures starting with cyber… Read More