GDPR

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…

public wifi security

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…

Is your password strong enough?

Is your password strong enough?

Weak passwords are more like cheap locks – easy to open or crack! And once open, the intruders can do whatever they want to. Not many people know, but stolen passwords are worth more to cyber-criminals than your Credit Card details. Researchers state that passwords of social media accounts are often the entry points for…

Business Continuity Awareness Week BCAW2017

Business Continuity Awareness Week 2017

2/3 organizations have experienced at least one cyber security incident during the last year. (BCI Cyber Resilience Report 2016) Cyber attacks and data breaches have proven to be two of the greatest concerns for business continuity professionals for several years running. The latest research from the Business Continuity Institute has shown that: 88% of BC…