Why is Pen Testing necessary for your business?

With cyber attacks becoming the norm, it is more important than ever before to undertake regular vulnerability scans and penetration testing to identify vulnerabilities and ensure on a regular basis that the cyber controls are working. Penetration testing looks at vulnerabilities and will try and exploit them. Organisations need to conduct regular testing of their…

What is… GDPR?

Whether you’re a family bakery in Birmingham that keeps a list of local delivery addresses, or a multinational giant headquartered outside Europe that sells globally online, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation almost certainly applies to you. GDPR is short for General Data Protection Regulation, and it’s the name of a law in the European…

WannaCry: how the attack happened

Source: Sophos DSM is working to protect customers from the WannaCry ransomware attack. We continue to receive many questions about how this attack happened, what we must do to defend our organisations, and, of course, what’s next? This article is designed to answer those questions. What happened? A fast-spreading piece of ransomware called Wanna (also known…

Basic Security Measures We Sometimes Forget: Lock Your Computer

When talking about system security we concentrate on technologies and tactics network administrators can use to keep their organisation protected. While this focus is important, even a company specialising in security can neglect to remind employees and others of some basic security measures. This post details some basic security techniques for keeping your network, your…

How safe is that USB you’re plugging in to your system?

People are still plugging in USB sticks scattered around parking lots, a study has confirmed. The researchers from the University of Illinois decided to test what they call the “anecdotal belief” that people pick these things up and plug them in, so they dropped 297 drives on the school’s campus last year. Sure enough, they…

10 tips to staying secure on public Wi-Fi

The convenience of Wi-Fi for most people is invaluable. Whether it is at home, in the workplace or out and about – even on holiday – we long to get connected wirelessly. It is, therefore, an increasingly important asset, especially in these ever-busy, mobile and interconnected times. As such, being able to access it, anytime…

3 Ways to Keep Your Private Information Safe from Prying Eyes

The internet has brought a lot of changes to the world. People are using it to communicate and stay in touch with family, friends, and colleagues. No matter their locations, businesses have moved to the open market and are using the global network to grow. Practically, almost all actions have shifted to the online world…

Can you really trust the link you are about to click on?

You’ve heard it a million times: “Don’t click links in emails!” That’s usually for a very good reason. This is by far one of the biggest ways we see customers get bitten. But what makes email links bad? What’s the worst that could happen if I do click one? This topic is cloudy for most…