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

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

Cyber insurance cover – check the small print

The insurance industry has responded to increasing cyber threats to client details, business strategy, financial details, intellectual property, passwords and employee information by offering cyber insurance to supplement existing insurance arrangements. The market is still evolving, but it typically covers hacking, computer system failure and recovery, and business interruption. Businesses of all sizes may view this… 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

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

Be ready for Patch Tuesday, but also be ready to patch on other days

If you work in an IT team, you may have highlighted the Patch Tuesday days on your calendar when Microsoft release updates. Being ready to test and roll them out will give your CTO a good feeling that actions are being taken to address security concerns. The August Patch Tuesday arrived with 4 critical updates.… Read More