Incredible 1,266% jump in cyber fraud as criminals switch to new tactics to steal your cash – how to stay safe

By | 2017-09-24T19:47:31+00:00 February 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|

The cost of fraud to Britain rose above £1billion for the first time in five years in 2016, driven in part by a huge surge in cyber crime. The total value of fraud in Britain soared 55% to £1.14 billion last year, despite the number of cases dropping by nearly a third from 310 to [...]

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Cyber security company offers free website diagnostic

By | 2017-09-24T19:47:32+00:00 February 15th, 2017|Press Release|

Cyber security expert Phortress has offered to run a free diagnostic of company websites amid growing concern about the threat posed by hackers. The company, which operates from North East England, believes that many business people do not realise that their website servers are just as vulnerable as email systems. Hackers target insecure websites in [...]

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Fraud and cyber crime are now the country’s most common offences

By | 2017-09-24T19:47:32+00:00 February 13th, 2017|Cyber Crime|

Online fraud is now the most common crime in the country with almost one in ten people falling victim, the latest figures have revealed. More than five and a half million cyber offences are now thought to take place each year accounting for almost half of all crime in the country. But just a fraction of [...]

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Cyber security inquiry launched to investigate range of threats facing UK

By | 2017-02-03T11:27:44+00:00 February 11th, 2017|Cyber security|

The Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy is inviting submissions for the report The Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy has begun an investigation into the UK's level of preparedness when it comes to cyber security. The second National Cyber Security Strategy, as it is called, has been given a budget of £1.9 [...]

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Evolving cyber threats and regulatory pressure will require a strong response in 2017

By | 2017-09-24T19:47:32+00:00 February 5th, 2017|Cyber Crime|

Top threats this year are likely to include continued nation state cyber espionage against a wide array of organisations. Last year saw multiple high profile cyber-attacks across the globe, with no industry or sector being safe from attack. Cyber-attacks even penetrated the highest levels of government with hacked information used to seek to influence public [...]

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A widening cyber-security skills gap is threatening UK companies

By | 2017-09-24T19:47:32+00:00 February 2nd, 2017|Cyber security|

The UK has a serious skills shortage when it comes to cyber security, and the chasm between supply and demand for expertise is widening at an alarming rate. The results of a global study, conducted by job site Indeed and published on Tuesday, show that in the UK, the gap between employer demand for cyber [...]

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Cyber security ‘key issue for lawyers’

By | 2017-09-24T19:47:32+00:00 November 30th, 2016|Cyber security|

Nearly half of Scottish solicitors see cyber security as their biggest technological challenge, according to a survey of practitioners. The survey, carried out by Ipsos Mori for the Law Society of Scotland, found 81% of lawyers had a "very" or "fairly" positive view about the impact of technology on their business. But 42% believed that [...]

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6 Tips for Better Payment Compliance

By | 2017-09-24T19:47:32+00:00 November 25th, 2016|PCI Compliance|

If you are a small merchant, PCI compliance might seem like an obscure art but you should only ignore it at your own peril. Failure to comply with the standards that the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Council developed attracts penalties ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 a month. You can easily download the PC Data [...]

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Get Safe Online: How to protect your smart home and connected devices from hackers

By | 2016-11-03T16:38:52+00:00 November 24th, 2016|IT Security|

As part of Get Safe Online Day, consumer security expert BullGuard looks at the world of smart devices and the Internet of Things, offering important advice to consumers on how to guard against emerging threats. The smart home is rapidly moving from concept to reality. Today you can buy internet-connected devices that do everything from [...]

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7 Tips To Avoid Being Hacked

By | 2017-09-24T19:47:32+00:00 November 15th, 2016|Cyber security|

1.     Use your common sense It is the first step in preventing attacks from hackers. Beware of suspicious messages: sending emails to you is a common technique as they will contain malware that will attack your security. This is why it is important to always check the addressee, not open any attachments and not click on [...]

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