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Cyber Security

Using mobile apps safely and securely

Posted on Friday, January 5th, 2018 in Cyber Security

Despite the rise in mobile app utilisation, the security and safety of mobile applications has become a growing concern. It is expected that 75% of mobile apps would fail a basic security test as a consequence of not having basic security protocols in place. This has opened up a new window of opportunities for cybercriminals to exploit; increasing information security vulnerabilities for mobile devices and its users.

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2017: A year in review

Posted on Tuesday, December 19th, 2017 in Cyber Security

2017 is the year in which cyber security didn’t just dip its toe into the mainstream, but it made its entrance into the pool of thought with a double tuck belly splash off the high dive. Organisations have finally woken up to the fact that security must be in place as the recovery costs from phishing attacks, ransomware infections or data breaches are of high cost.

So as the security systems around the world appear to be held together by chewing gum and plasters, let’s look back at the past year from an infosecurity news and Bob’s Business standpoint with 2017: In Review.

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What cyber security trends should we anticipate in 2018?

Posted on Monday, December 18th, 2017 in Cyber Security

As 2018 draws nearer, it can only mean one thing; New Year’s Resolutions are on the agenda!

Whether it’s starting the gym, consuming fewer alcoholic beverages, or even learning to play the Ukulele, we have the perfect New Year’s Resolution for you…To create a safer and more secure workplace.

2017 produced some notorious cyber security incidents, with organisations such as Uber, Equifax and the NHS all hitting news headlines for cyber related breaches. These victims manifest the vulnerabilities of cyber security amongst industry leading organisations, evidencing that no matter how big or small your organisation is, you are a target.

Cyber threats are not set to slow down, with the amount of attacks and breaches set to heighten throughout 2018.  In the build up to the new year, we’ve analysed some of the key cybersecurity trends to look out for and keep you and your organisation one step ahead.

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What is Identity Theft and how can I prevent it?

Posted on Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 in Information Security

You wouldn’t reveal your personal information to a trick or treater, so why let a cyber criminal trick you into treating them this Halloween. Children sporting sinister Halloween masks may get rewarded with chocolate, money and the occasional uncherished tangerine, however, Identity Thieves attain much greater treats from their monstrous acts.

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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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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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