Cybersecurity Trends – Our Predictions for 2022

Stay on top of your cybersecurity over the next 12 months and beyond. Over the past two years, the world has operated in fight or flight mode. Hasty reaction to the global pandemic has led to an abrupt adoption of remote and hybrid working practices. In response to this, cybercriminals have worked at a pace […]

Updates to the Cyber Essentials Scheme, January 2022

In January 2022 the NCSC and IASME will implement an updated set of requirements for the Cyber Essentials scheme.  This will be the biggest overhaul of the scheme’s technical controls since its launch in 2014. The important changes will ensure UK businesses stay secure in the ever-changing threat landscape. The simple, yet effective Government approved Cyber Essentials […]

Everything you need to know about Penetration Testing

Penetration testing is known by many names such as ‘pen testing’ or ‘ethical hacking’. It is a crucial technique employed to acquire additional security for organisations by simulating attempted ICT system breaches. Pen testing can unearth any weaknesses that can leave your business susceptible to a cyberattack. Cybercrime is rising at an alarming rate around […]

Become a Password Pro – Tips to ensure you are secure

No matter how frustrating they can be, a password is a key to our digital lives. From bank accounts to emails, cloud services to apps, our digital footprints are growing daily. With the increase in remote and hybrid working practices, the need for passwords has never been greater. They are the first line of defence […]

Social Engineering in Real Life

Social engineering attacks refer to the attempt to manipulate targeted individuals into providing confidential information online. These attacks fool victims by using techniques to conceal the true identity of the hacker, presenting them instead as a trustworthy individual or organisation. How common is social engineering in real life? According to a study conducted in 2018, […]

Cyber Crime Risks: The Social Media Edition

Social media cyber crime

Use of social media is popular in both our personal and work lives, and this doesn’t look to be changing anytime soon. In fact, it’s a given for businesses nowadays. Most organisations use social media as a tool to help promote their business and engage with customers as a key part of their marketing strategy. […]

Is your business under attack from ransomware?

The use of technological devices has increased on a global scale. As a result, one of the fastest growing online crimes, ransomware, has become a large threat to businesses and their data. After locking you out of your systems, a hacker will proceed to hold your data for ransom before allowing access once again. In […]

Remote Working & Cyber Security – What do I need to know?

“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and a few minutes of cyber-incident to ruin it.” – Stephane Nappo Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, remote working in the UK has increased significantly. According to the ONS, in April 2020, nearly 50% in UK employment worked from home. Although many are now returning to the workplace, a great […]

Cyber Essentials Requirements Have Changed: Here’s What You Need to Know

Cyber Essentials Requirements Have Changed: Here’s What You Need to Know… Cyber Essentials is a government scheme that covers your business and ensures you are protected against IT threats. By holding a certificate, you protect both your clients and your business from potential devastating threats and indicate how seriously you take IT security. If you […]