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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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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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Sage Data Breach

Posted on Friday, August 19th, 2016 in Data Breach

Further to the announcement at the weekend, UK accounting software firm Sage have confirmed details on the breach of 280 accounts to the public. Alarm bells were raised by TheAntiSocialEngineer on Saturday 13th August.

On Wednesday evening, a 32 year old female Sage employee was arrested by the City of London police at Heathrow Airport on suspicion of conspiracy to defraud and has been released on bail.

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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


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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