Friday, 23 September 2016

Today Yahoo have confirmed 'state sponsored' hackers stole personal data from 500 million accounts, including names, passwords, email accounts and security questions during late 2014. Yahoo advice is to change your password if you have not done so since 2014. Even more reason to look at the services we offer either training or consultancy.

Monday, 19 October 2015

Cyber security needs a new approach

Small businesses and individuals are still failing to install antivirus and other antimalware software and keeping programmes up to date with latest security updates. The 'don't fix it if it ain't broke' philosophy is just not good enough.

Only in September did the Daily Telegraph (UK) carry an article "Why cyber security needs a new approach" and contains a not surprizing quote " About half of small businesses are out of business within six months of a cyber breach". To read the complete article go to

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Wednesday, 8 July 2015

UK SME's are putting one-third of their revenue at risk due to lack of cyber security awareness.

 According to a UK Home Office report written by Baroness Karen Brady CBE (of The Apprentice fame) and Ed Vaizey MP, "SME's are putting one-third of their revenue at risk because they are falling for some of the common misconceptions around cyber security, leaving them vulnerable to losing valuable data and suffering both financial and reputational damage." source dated Feb 2015.

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Most businesses still do not understand the risks of data breaches

According to the Ponemon Institute (MI, USA) most businesses do not understand the risks of data breaches. Further it was reported that the financial consequences cost 38 UK companies an average of £3.56M a year, ranging from £545,000 to £14M. Data breach response is a board-level issue.
Read the article in todays Computer Weekly .

Is your company concerned with data breaches either internally or in their cloud system? If so we would like to hear from you.

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Is your business receiving scam invoices.

We have been receiving emails containing scam invoices for a while now. These may come as an email requesting payment for orders not made and from unknown companies often with incomplete or spirous email addresses.

They often contain attachments of folders or zipped folders. Unless you recognise senders do not open these, they may contain the Trojan called crypto-locker which will may encrypt your hard drive and demand a ransome for the encryption code.

Are you receiving these too, it would be interesting to know how widespread this is. For more information go to our latest news section at . And for a complete assessment of Cyber Security | Business Continuity | Digital Forensics then take a look at our new web site layout at  .