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Security compliance - a carrot or a stick?

Nov 11, 2020 1:34:31 PM / by Peter Prouse posted in Cyber security, compliance

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Be honest, we’ve all asked this at some point. Perhaps complying with a particular regulation has meant you couldn’t do something as quickly as you wanted to, or in the way you wanted to do it. Maybe you see it as a distraction, a hoop to jump through in order to achieve the real goal, or you perceive it as nothing more than a box ticking exercise.

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Protecting your organisation from ransomware and the accompanying interruption to business.

Nov 2, 2020 1:36:08 PM / by Isabella Gibson posted in Data protection, Cyber security, phishing, Cyber attacks, CSaaS, CSIRT, compliance

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Cyber-crime is a business much like any other, tools and approaches used by attackers are constantly changing and adapting to suit the ever-changing digital environment, and as organisations improve and adapt their security measures, cyber criminals change their methods of attack. The use of ransomware is becoming an increasingly popular tool, used by attackers to exploit businesses and extort money from them. But what is ransomware, who is at risk, and how can these potential victims defend themselves?

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What business leaders do (and don't) need to know about cyber security

Oct 12, 2020 11:46:18 AM / by Natasha Scott posted in Cyber security, Cyber attacks, CSaaS, CSIRT

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We know what you’re thinking. Not another cyber security company telling us that cyber security is a Board-level issue we need to address immediately! And touting a smorgasbord of expensive security products and complicated technologies off the back of it.

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Benefits of Digital Transformation

Oct 9, 2020 10:44:32 AM / by Isabella Gibson posted in Data protection, GDPR, Cyber security, Digital transformation

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It is becoming ever clearer that the future is digital, and businesses are no longer able to avoid the tide of digital transformation. All areas of business must evolve in order to keep up with regulations from governing bodies, expectations from customers, abilities of the younger workforce, and more. The difference between getting this adaptation right and getting it wrong is the difference between the survival or the death of a company. Many industries are already well established in the digital environment, making it even more critical for those that are lagging behind to digitalise, and fast, or risk being left in the dust.

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The top five cyber security threats facing UK businesses today

Jul 3, 2020 9:52:38 AM / by Pete Bowers posted in data privacy, AI, 5G, Office 365, Cyber security, phishing, Cyber attacks

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You’ve probably heard it all before. That the threat landscape is constantly changing, and cyber criminals are creative little critters engaged in a constant arms race with the good guys (that’s us!), to gain unauthorised access to systems and applications for financial gain. But here’s the thing. It’s true!

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