What is Cyber Essentials and why do I need it?

Cyber crime is at an all-time high and doesn’t look to be slowing down any time soon. According to Astra (source here), around 2,328 cyber crimes occur every day, and between 2001 and 2021, cyber crime has amounted to the loss of more than £20 billion from over 6.5 million victims.  Here are just a […]

Deepfake: Everything You Need To Know To Protect Yourself

Images and videos created by AI (Artificial Intelligence) are becoming more convincing by the day. In fact, more often than not they’re mistaken for genuine human content.  When it comes to cyber security, this is a worry.  Considering that 66% of cyber security professionals in the Global Incident Response Threat Report reported to have seen […]

The Advantages and Disadvantages of AI 

Artificial intelligence (AI) has taken the digital world by storm. From chatbots and personalised content creation (such as ChatGPT) to facial recognition and robotics, artificial intelligence is everywhere. It’s likely that you encounter AI in ways you don’t even realise, like when you say “Siri, play music”. But what exactly is AI and how does […]

The importance of updating Windows 10 

Have you ever pressed the ‘later’ button when prompted to update your software? Many have. In fact, many people will press it over and over until that update becomes outdated itself. However, software updates are crucial to the security of your devices and assets. And with Windows 10 coming to its end of service (meaning […]

5 most common cyber attacks on businesses 

Nowadays, it seems like there are thousands of cyber threats out there and working online can feel like navigating a minefield. The truth is, it IS a minefield. But if you know how to sweep for mines, you can easily come out the other side unscathed. However, unless you’re clued up on what to look […]

CSaaS, what is it?

cyber security as a service

Cyber security has never been so important. It’s true – when you consider how cyber crime is evolving alongside the increased use of technology in everyday life, keeping your business assets safe is incredibly important. The losses faced by businesses are extortionate. In 2021 alone, medium and large businesses in the UK lost an average […]

Token theft: how cybercriminals are bypassing multi-factor authentication

What it is, what it does, and how you can prevent it.   Multi-factor authentication (MFA) has become a core security component for businesses the world over, and is increasing in popularity. In 2017, only 28% of online accounts used MFA, whereas in 2021 this number had increased to 78% (according to Zippa). That increase is […]

How to protect your organisation from Social Engineering

In today’s digital age, it’s never been more important to know who you can trust online. Social engineering attacks are a prominent problem online. In fact, they are attributed to 98% of cyber-scams (source). When it comes to extracting sensitive data from a target, cyber criminals know to employ persuasive tricks and manipulative practices. These […]

Why Penetration Testing is Important for SMEs

Unearth holes in your cyber security, so you can isolate risk, secure your networks, and ensure operational resilience with regular penetration testing. Since the Covid-19 pandemic, cybercrime has increased by 600% (source). Cyberattacks used to feel like a rare prospect for many organisations. But today, online fraud has grown to become a common and potentially […]

Holidays are coming!

Stay safe online during the festive period, and don’t fall for these common Christmas scams. Attending nativities, ordering Christmas turkeys, sending Christmas cards, trying to remember where your emergency stools are, and buying everybody that perfect present. There’s a lot to think about in December. And because of this, December is a peak time of […]