A Stoke-on-Trent pottery business, Steelite International, was blackmailed by Cyber-thieves when they managed to identify a vulnerability within their IT system and ‘locked out’ the company from their systems just before payday. The company was sent a message asking for 79 Bitcoins by the international cyber gang. Read More
The Information Commissioner’s Office has fined SCL Elections Ltd (Cambridge Analytica) £15,000 due to a failure surrounding the correct protocol for satisfactory subject access request notices. The company received a subject access request from US-based academic, Professor David Carroll, and when they failed to respond to the individual request the ICO issued an enforcement notice on SCL Elections Ltd. Read More
Tech research giant, Gartner, has outlined a new approach to building awareness for good data security hygiene standards within business enterprises. Gartner argues that as companies expand, as cultural diversity increases and as business becomes more and more virtual and global, there is a need to help champion security through the deployment of “people power”. Read More
A New Year means a new round of ‘trends’ for the upcoming year from tech sector pundits. However, in the cyber-security field, these trends could help change the way you protect your IT infrastructure and business. Let’s find out what awaits cyber-security professionals in 2019: Read More
Identifying a phishing attempt may be harder than you think and being able to spot one is an important part of maintaining your cybersecurity defences in the modern business environment. Here’s a little phishing quiz from Google that can help you to spot the signs that can enable you to tell a real email from a phishing email.
Click on ‘Take The Quiz’.
Microsoft has formally announced on its support pages that, as of December 10th 2019, Windows 10 Mobile users can no longer expects security updates and support, and Microsoft recommends that customers then move to a supported Android or iOS device. Read More