The latest Bob’s Business blog

A wild month in Cyber Security

Posted on Tuesday, July 4th, 2017 in Data Breach

If you thought politics has been a rollercoaster over the past couple of months, it is nothing compared to world of cyber security during the past couple of weeks.

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The Cyber Security People Pie

Posted on Monday, May 8th, 2017 in Information Security

Firstly, those close to me know that when it comes to cooking I fit into both ‘the can’t cook’ and ‘won’t cook’ categories, so before I begin this piece, I feel it’s only right to omit that I sought the help of a real chef in the making of this flavoursome written dish!

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How will the new National Cyber Security Centre help tackle cybercrime?

Posted on Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 in Phishing

Hacking your way to someone’s heart isn’t considered an effective seduction technique, but the cyber security sector were collectively swooned on Valentine’s Day by the launch of the National Cyber Security Centre.

Sold as the UK’s cyber security awakening, the National Cyber Security Centre places innovation and education at the heart of the country’s strategy to reduce cybercrime.

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Kick start 2017 by changing your password

Posted on Monday, January 23rd, 2017 in Information Security

You can’t start a new year without a new year’s resolution, but this year make passwords part of yours. One of the simplest and most important actions you can take to protect yourself online is to have a strong password.
Despite this, only 35% of people follow the government’s latest advice on passwords.  For something that holds so much importance, why is it that so many make the mistake of making them so easy?

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Don’t get phished this Christmas!

Posted on Tuesday, December 13th, 2016 in

“During Q4 over the past three years, the number of unique phishing sites detected has increased each month but the number of phishing reports over the same time has declined”

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Cyber Essentials: Simplified

Posted on Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016 in

We are proud to announce the launch of our new module, ‘Cyber Essentials’. Our new course prepares you for the accreditation process by breaking down the five main technical controls that make up the Cyber Essentials framework.

‘Cyber Essentials’ was developed in collaboration with IASME and The Friendly Nerd with the main aim of ensuring that organisations wishing to apply for the Cyber Essentials accreditation are fully compliant with the framework the scheme expects from all organisations.

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What can we learn from the Tesco Bank breach?

Posted on Wednesday, November 9th, 2016 in Data Breach

Over the weekend 40,000 Tesco Bank customers had their accounts compromised leading to 20,000 of those accounts losing money.

Tesco Bank alerted customers via text with the message to review their accounts and report any suspicious activity and if any money was stolen, they would reimburse the money within ‘24 hours’.

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Bob’s Brand New Cyber Security Hub

Posted on Tuesday, October 18th, 2016 in

Bob’s Business is happy to showcase to the world the brand new ‘Bob’s Cyber Security Hub’.

Over the past few weeks, Bob has been hard at work knocking through a few walls and giving the whole hub a new lick of paint to ensure that its visitors are in the most satisfying experience possible.

Completely redesigned, Bob’s Cyber Security Hub has been enhanced to ensure admins and users receive a much faster and slicker experience that will reduce loading time leading to more learning time.

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Bob’s Business supports Get Safe Online Day 2016

Posted on Tuesday, October 18th, 2016 in Information Security

Bob’s Business is happy to once again support our partners Get Safe Online on their annual day to educate the UK public about the dangers of poor cyber security hygiene. Take a read below to find out what the day is all about and how you can too improve your online security.

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Businesses must take Data Protection seriously

Posted on Wednesday, September 14th, 2016 in Information Security

The Data Protection Act has got everyone talking and not for the right reasons - two high profile suspected breaches of the Act have taken place within a couple of days.

Virgin Trains and Richard Branson have found themselves in hot water with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) after they released CCTV footage from one of their trains without pixelating members of the public into the public sphere.

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