Facebook’s use of phone numbers rings alarm bells

2020-01-14T09:16:39+00:00January 14th, 2020|Categories: IT Security, Technology Trends|Tags: , , , , |

Facebook's use of phone numbers rings alarm bells As companies increasingly try to persuade their customers to use two-factor authentication for added security when they log into their accounts, some people are anxious about providing their phone number in case it is misused or divulged to the wrong people. Facebook, when it launched [...]

IoT home gadgets to be made more secure

2020-01-02T15:55:53+00:00January 2nd, 2020|Categories: IT Security, Technology Trends|Tags: , , , , |

IoT home gadgets to be made more secure The Internet of Things (IoT) has made our lives more convenient in all kinds of ways but, as anyone involved in security will know all too well, convenience can come at the expense of security. In some contexts, this does not really matter, but when [...]

Don’t lose out on contracts because of inadequate cyber security

2019-12-18T16:13:33+00:00December 18th, 2019|Categories: IT Security|Tags: , , , |

Don’t lose out on contracts because of inadequate cyber security Research from Beaming has shown that 31% of UK businesses would cancel contracts with their suppliers if they believed that those suppliers were affected by a cyber attack. The security of one network depends on the security of the networks around them, and [...]

How two-factor authentication can save you from being hacked

2019-12-18T16:16:53+00:00December 18th, 2019|Categories: IT Security|Tags: , , , , |

How two-factor authentication can save you from being hacked We all know the theory. We should all create an individual, strong password for each of our online accounts, which we should memorise and never, ever write down. As is so often the case, however, that’s all very well in theory, but in practice, most [...]

Alert over lack of cybersecurity experts as threat of attack increases

2019-11-14T16:54:59+00:00November 14th, 2019|Categories: Compliance, IT Security|Tags: , , , |

Alert over lack of cybersecurity experts as threat of attack increases Barely had the internet started to tiptoe into public consciousness, when cyberattacks became a feature of Hollywood blockbuster films.  Now that it has become a core part of everyday life, cyberattacks have stepped out of cinemas and into the real world, and truth [...]

The ICO and the impact of GDPR

2019-03-19T15:25:02+00:00March 18th, 2019|Categories: Compliance, IT Security|Tags: , , , , , |

The ICO and the impact of GDPR The end of November 2018 marks the 6-month anniversary of GDPR and, while 6 months is a fairly short period of time, it is enough to start to get an idea of what sort of impact GDPR is having and how the ICO is managing it. Here [...]

Is the Krack attack back?

2019-02-13T12:35:40+00:00February 13th, 2019|Categories: IT Security, IT Support|Tags: , , , , |

Is the Krack attack back? WiFi may be one of the greatest conveniences of the 21st century but, as is often the case, with great convenience comes security implications. The dangers of using public WiFi have long been public knowledge, but there have also been concerns about the danger of the WiFi protocol itself. [...]

Data security – is the stick more effective than the carrot

2019-01-29T15:10:07+00:00January 29th, 2019|Categories: IT Security|Tags: , , , , |

Data security - is the stick more effective than the carrot While positive reinforcement is generally the most desirable way of bringing about changes in attitudes and behaviours, the hard fact remains that in the real world, a “carrot-and-stick” approach is often by far the quickest and most effective way to generate meaningful results. [...]

New Year resolutions for the security-conscious small business

2019-01-29T15:03:02+00:00January 29th, 2019|Categories: IT Security, IT Support|Tags: , , , , |

New Year resolutions for the security-conscious small business What would a new year be without a list of suggested resolutions? On top of vowing to go to the gym three times a week and never smoke again, you will want to check out these three resolutions for security-conscious small businesses. They may be more [...]

CISSP: what does it mean for you?

2019-01-29T13:03:36+00:00January 29th, 2019|Categories: IT Security, IT Support|Tags: , , , , , |

CISSP: what does it mean for you? CISSP stands for Certified Information Systems Security Professional. The certification is backed by the International Information System Security Certification Consortium (ISC) ², which will celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2019. In order to obtain the CISSP credential, candidates have to display an appropriate level of knowledge [...]

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