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Cyber Security News Round Up 11/08/17

Posted on Friday, August 11th, 2017 in Information Security

In what has been another eventful and tumultuous week for our industry, we look back the news that has got us all talking over the past seven days.

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WannaCry: 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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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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Ransomware: From Russia With Love

Posted on Tuesday, May 17th, 2016 in Cyber Security

Over the next few weeks leading up to Infosecurity Europe 2016 we will be posting a series of blogs relating to specific cyber security issues at the forefront of everyone’s minds this year.

No matter how hard you try to avoid them, trends are a fact of life. Whether it’s in fashion, music or diets, trends make a mark on the world. They exist in the malware sphere too, and more recently the latest trend has been ransomware.

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Malware Mischief

Posted on Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 in Information Security

Malware commonly pops up in the news, often with big organisations falling victim. Recently (only this year!) we have had a few high profile cases, from Forbes inadvertently serving malvertising, to trojans being found in more than 100 apps on the Google Play Store, and the continued rise of high-profile ransomware attacks.

Viruses, and generally malware, are often talked about outside of cyber security circles, but does everyone know exactly what it is, how to avoid it, and what to do in the event of an infection?

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Passwords… Have You Changed Yours?

Posted on Monday, January 4th, 2016 in Information Security

Passwords

Two-step Authentication

Security questions

It’s time to change your passwords! If you haven’t changed your passwords recently, now is as good a time as any to change the passwords on your accounts to ensure computer security, account security and password strength for yourself and your…

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Could you spot a bribe if you saw one?

Posted on Monday, November 2nd, 2015 in Cyber Security

The issue of Bribery is a common one amongst businesses. It is a way for a person or organisation to illegitimately and unfairly influence decisions or processes (usually) in their favour, and can have serious consequences for all parties involved, both the briber and the recipient regardless of whether either party realise it.

Bribery isn’t to be taken lightly, no matter how small or large an organisation is.

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