Do you suffer from Business Incontinuity?

A business doctor writes “on a regular basis I am asked to treat companies that have suffered from the silent SME killer – Business Incontinuity. The symptoms of this problem are often missed, and it is only when something happens that requires the Business Continuity Plan to be put into action that the problems emerge.… 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.

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

Data encryption

Sensitive information needs protecting from unauthorised access. Paper records such as staff details can be locked away. Information held electronically needs to be encrypted, the device it is held on may also need to be encrypted to provide another layer of security. For encryption to work, the key used to encrypt the data has to be secret… Read More

Will the publishing of UK cyber crime statistics be the wake-up call to take action?

2.5 million reported incidents of cyber crime £16 billion losses from cyber crime Credit card details selling for as little as $5 The Office of National Statistics is now including cyber crime in crime statistics.  The crimes are those falling under the Computer Misuse Act. The largest number are due to devices infected by a virus.… Read More

How many companies would pay Ransomware hackers?

If Ransomware did get into a network 31% of companies say they would pay the hackers to regain access to their data. This figure is from an ESET study of 200 security professionals carried out at Infosecurity Europe in June 2015. The percentage seems high to me, but maybe a lot of companies have not got robust… Read More