What is a Keylogger?

What is a Keylogger?

Malware today exists in many forms. It can lock down your computer, download all of your files and even steal your identity. Once your machine has been infected with Keylogger malware, what can criminals actually do with it? They can use your machine to harvest passwords, send phishing emails, mine cryptocurrencies and much more. Keyloggers are the go-to method for …

Bob’s Business undergoes a brand refresh

Bob’s Business has enjoyed spending over a decade helping organisations to become more cyber secure, and we’ve loved building the relationships we have over many coffees, many phone calls and many emails. Our friendly, human and professional approach to cyber security training will never change, but our image is. We are thrilled to announce we are smartening up our image …

GDPR: 3 months on

This week at Bob’s Business, we take a look at what the Internet looks like three months on from the introduction of the much anticipated General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that came into effect in late May 2018. The regulation caused huge ripples across the world with many organisations preparing for it months before the regulation came into effect. Some …

6 Ways To Promote Effective IT Security in the Workplace

One of the biggest challenges facing Chief Information Security Officers and IT Directors can be getting their workforce behind the idea of working in a cyber secure culture. This quick guide will help you hit the hardpoints home and protect your organisation from cyber threats. IT security is often thought of as a boring subject. This can cause your staff …

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The Bob’s Business Infosecurity Europe review

Infosecurity Europe is one of the biggest global cyber security conferences and every year the event comes to London for its annual celebration of the best that the cyber security and technology sector has to offer. Bob’s Business made its 7th appearance at the prestigious cyber security event which is hosted at Olympia London over the course of 3 days. …

Follow Bob on his travels throughout 2018

From the snowy hills of Sheffield to the sunny streets of San Francisco, Bob and the team have their suitcases and passports at the ready, for an action-packed 2018. In the forthcoming months, Bob’s Business is super excited to announce that we will be attending numerous events throughout the globe, including a 10,000 mile round trip to the USA. Take …

Apprenticeship Week at Bob’s Business

This week Bob and the team are celebrating National Apprenticeship Week. With a total of 491,300 apprenticeship starts between the academic year of 2016-2017, apprenticeships throughout the UK have become a popular framework of employment within organisations. Apprenticeships provide benefits not only to individuals looking to peruse and develop a new career path, but for businesses and the wider economy, with Bob’s Business being …

Times are changing. Gone are the days where our only security concern was making sure that our doors and windows were locked. Through the rise in technology and the growth of online activity, the manner in which we now work has redefined, putting not only our personal data at risk, but business data in jeopardy too. We often scrutinise the …

GDPR Training Now Available

We are extremely pleased to announce that our suite of GDPR Training modules are now available. On the 25th May 2018, Data Protection is set to experience its biggest transformation to date, guiding the legislation into the modern digital era. After months of anticipation, determination and hard work, we have developed a suite of GDPR Training modules to help provide …

Catphishing or (How an angel with a bow and arrow isn’t always cupid)

Before we start, let’s get a common mistake out of the way. Apparently, there are two types of catfish related scams in the world. Catfishing and Catphishing. What a stark difference, right? Believe it or not, there is actually quite a substantial difference between the two, even though the spelling may suggest otherwise. Curious to know the difference? Here’s a …

Founder and CEO pitches her way to Pitch@Palace 9.0 Boot Camp

Melanie Oldham, founder and CEO of Bob’s Business Ltd, has successfully pitched her way to the Pitch@Palace 9.0 Boot Camp, to be held at the University of Manchester in early March. On the 7th February, the University of Huddersfield hosted one of the Pitch@Palace events, where entrepreneurs from around the UK pitched and showcased their innovative businesses to an expert …

The Commuters Mobile Working

The Commuter featuring Taken star, Liam Neeson, has recently been released in UK cinema screens. So you may be thinking, why is a cyber security training business writing a blog about Liam Neeson’s latest film release? For those of you that may be unaware, the film is set around the daily commute of insurance salesman’s Michael (Liam Neeson), whose journey …

GDPR: How will the new Data Protection law affect you?

GDPR; the one acronym that you can’t go a day without hearing in the information security and legal sectors. Replacing the current Data Protection Act (DPA), the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a way of standardising data protection laws across borders to ensure that everyone knows where they stand when sensitive data is shared, processed or disposed of. Coming …

Using mobile apps safely and securely

10 years ago if you had mentioned the word ‘application’, people would presume that you were talking about a job application or filling out a form. Yet in today’s ever insistent technological society, mention the word ‘application’ and people will presume you are referring to the apps that we install on our mobile devices. In the digital era that we …

2017: A year in review

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 …

What cyber security trends should we anticipate in 2018?

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 …

What can we learn from the Uber hack?

The Uber hack is another notch in what has been a troublesome couple of months for the transportation technology company, Uber, after they had their license removed in London over failure to report and protect customers from sexual assault and the constant critiques on workplace culture and conditions. However, it was revealed on the 21st November that Uber covered up a data …

Is Black Friday just a gimmick for Cybercriminals to exploit?

Black Friday; the time of the year where shoppers wrestle for 50” 4k televisions, designer handbags or 10 ft teddy bears in an attempt to find the ‘bargain of the year’ and save money in anticipation for the expensive Christmas period. Originating from the United States, Black Friday is often referred to as the beginning of the Christmas shopping season, …

What is Identity Theft and how can I prevent it?

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. Have you ever thrown away a bank receipt without …

Bob’s Business Supports Get Safe Online Week 2017

Bob’s Business is once again pleased to support ‘Get Safe Online Week’ in delivering and educating the UK with expert advice on staying safe online. This year’s campaign focuses on the problematic issue of “Phishing”. Take a read below to find out how Phishing can impact your organisation and what actions you can take to prevent it. Can you tell …

Partner Day Workshops

Bob’s Business is pleased to announce a number of workshops over the forthcoming weeks in association with our new Partners Programme. As part of our new Partners programme, we will be providing a training workshop showcasing to our Partners the bigger picture of our solutions, and to ensure they have the best opportunity in reselling our cyber security awareness training. The …

Events Roundup

It’s going to be a busy month for Bob’s Business! Come and visit us at one of our upcoming events to find out how we can increase staff awareness and reduce data breaches with cyber security training. Malvern Cyber Security & AI You can find Bob’s Business exhibiting at the Cyber Security & Artificial Intelligence day in Malvern on Thursday …

We’re nominated for two awards at BR Chamber Awards 2017

We are delighted to announce that Bob’s Business has been shortlisted for this year’s BR Chamber Awards. Bob’s Business is up for for the Business Growth and Skills Development Awards with the winners being announced on 13th October at a Ceremony at Magna Science Adventure Centre in Rotherham. Brook Corporate Developments Business Growth Award recognises a business which, through outstanding vision …

Founder and Managing Director shortlisted for Tech Leaders Awards

Managing Director and Founder at Bob’s Business, Melanie Oldham, an industry leading cyber security training and innovative phishing simulation provider, is shortlisted in this year’s Tech Leaders Awards in the prestigious Security Leader of the Year category. With over 300 entries in total, Melanie has proven that she is one of the most forward thinking and valuable individuals in the …

Cyber Security News Round Up – 18/08/17

In a review of the past week, we look at interesting news revolving our exciting and sometimes terrifying cyber security industry. Businesses such as Microsoft pay thousands for discovering vulnerabilities, the Scottish parliament falls victim to a cyber attack, leaked NSA exploits that target the SMB protocol cause havoc and Maersk is set to lose millions after an attack on …

Bob’s Business Managing Director nominated for an ISLA Award

We are pleased to announce that Bob’s Business Managing Director, Melanie Oldham has been nominated for the ISLA award 2017. Melanie’s “outstanding contribution and achievements” within the sector are recognised with a nomination in the Senior Information Security Professional category. The ISLA recognise the information security and management professionals that “go the extra mile to enhance security”. Melanie Oldham: “It’s …

Cyber Security News Round Up 11/08/17

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. WannaCry ‘hero’ becomes ‘malware villain’ (or martyr, depending on your viewpoint), new fears of North Korean cyber attacks following hostile to and fro with the USA, and a hacker group is threatening to release their treasure trove of …

We’re supporting Cyber Security Challenge’s Boot Camp

Bob’s Business will be supporting the Cyber Security Challenge Boot Camp in Bristol. We will be hosting the pub quiz to the students who attend the event. Throughout the two-day event, students will be attending talks, panel sessions as well as various challenges. The purpose of this event is so that students, who are interested in the cyber world, gain …

Become a Bob’s Business Partner

We are happy to announce the launch of our brand new Partner Programme. We created the programme with the aim of developing closer relationships with those organisations that wish to resell, recommend or integrate Bob’s Business cyber security awareness training as part of their managed security services portfolio. After being in beta testing for a few months, the we are …

Leeds Beckett University Cyber Security Networking

Bob’s Business is exhibiting in Leeds at the Cyber Security Networking Event on the 6th July. An expert panel of speakers will be discussing and dissecting the biggest issues in the cyber security world at the Leeds Beckett University Cyber Security Networking Event on Thursday 6th July. Along with the opportunities that the digital age has brought us, are vulnerabilities …

Join us at Yorkshire and Humber Business Protect – Social Engineering Cyber Attacks

Bob’s Business will be attending the Yorkshire and Humber Business Protect – Social Engineering Cyber Attacks conference hosted by Yorkshire & Humber Regional Cyber Crime Unit. With the rise in social engineering attacks throughout the country, Bob’s Business Managing Director, Melanie Oldham, will be speaking about the impact on business and actions to mitigate social engineering attacks. The event is …

Boost Your Knowledge on the Natwest Boost Tour

Bob’s Business will be on hand to Boost Your Business as Natwest bring their Boost Tour bus to the 3m Buckley Innovation Centre in Huddersfield. Natwest has invited Bob’s Business to join them to assist your Business in a way that goes beyond traditional business banking. Join Bob’s Business on 29th June at 10:30 to hear about the impacts of …

Visit us at the ISACA Northern Chapter Event in Manchester

Bob’s Business will be attending the ISACA Northern England Chapter event in Manchester on 28th June. Our team will be on hand to discuss our award winning solutions that could revolutionise your organisation by developing a secure culture Stop by our stand to play the cyber security card game that took Infosecurity Europe 2017 by storm, Bob Business Top Trumps. …

Bob’s Business will be at Infosecurity Europe

Visit Bob’s Business at Stand A55 at this year’s Infosecurity Europe in London, 6th – 8th June. Stop by to have a go at our infamous Detect Damien game, where we get you to find the hidden threats to your organisation. Not only that, we will put your cyber security skills to the test and see if you are the …

Bob’s Business gains Cyber Security Awards nomination

Bob’s Business Ltd are pleased to announce that they have been selected as finalists in the Innovative Product of the Year – Cloud Based for the 2017 Cyber Security Awards. The Barnsley based cyber security awareness training provider has been nominated for their innovative phishing awareness solution, Think Before You Click, which also won Outstanding Security Training Initiative at the …

Join us at CSP:17 in York

Bob’s Business is exhibiting at this year’s CSP:17 hosted by SBL at York Racecourse on 23rd – 24th May. You can find our team at stand 40 as part of the SME showcase. CSP is a must-attend event for cyber security professionals, bringing together the businesses of cyber, academia, local government, health and the wider public sector, the third sector, …

WannaCry: A Wild Month in Cyber Security

If you thought politics has been a rollercoaster over the past couple of months, it is nothing compared to the world of cyber security during the past couple of weeks. To tap into my political reference repertoire, recent weeks in cyber haven’t been ‘strong and stable’ or the equivalent of ‘running through a field of wheat’. What we’ve seen is …

The Cyber Security People Pie

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 soght the help of a real chef in the making of this flavoursome written dish! I am lead to believe, that to …

Join us at Yorkshire Cyber Security Event and DigiCatYorks

Join Bob’s Business at a free day of cyber security talks hosted by the Yorkshire Cyber Security Cluster and DigiCatYorks in Bradford on 25th April. Bob’s Business Managing Director, Melanie Oldham, will be giving a presentation on how to engage with the user when it comes to phishing awareness and how to mitigate the human factor in cyber security. Confirmed speaker also include Simon Parkinson from University of …

Be part of our New Partner Programme

At Bob’s Business we believe in making processes as simple as possible and after plenty of feedback from our current Resellers and Partners we’re excited to be launching our Bob’s Business’ New Partner Programme. We want to build a strong relationship with our Partners that enhances their skills and solutions. Whatever the size of your organisation, there’s a program perfect …

Bob’s Business is exhibiting at Crest & IISP Congress this month

Following on from a successful CYBERUK17, we now has it’s sights on the CRESTCon & IISP Congress 2017 which takes place on 19th April at the Royal College of Students, London where we will be one of the 30+ organisations exhibiting. CRESTCon & IISP Congress is a unique event that brings together leading technical and business information security professionals. Now …

Bob’s Business supports Get Safe Online’s Ticket Fraud Campaign

Bob’s Business partners Get Safe Online are launching their Ticket Fraud campaign with the aim of getting the public to recognise scams when buying tickets for events. When buying tickets to any event, users need to be sure that the website they’re using is not only secure, but also legit. Our Web Woes module teaches users how to spot credible …

Think Before You Click won an OSPAs Award!

In partnership with HMRC, Bob’s Business has won an Outstanding Security Performance Award for ‘Outstanding Security Training Initiative’. Announced on Thursday evening at Marriott Grosvenor Square in London, Bob’s Business and HMRC fought off competition from the likes of William Hill and Kier Group in the field to win the award. Think Before You Click trains end-users to spot malicious …

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

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. In a …

Bob’s Business is exhibiting at CYBERUK 2017

We are happy to announce that Bob’s Business will be exhibiting at CYBERUK 2017 at Arena & Conference Centre in Liverpool. We will be part of the SME Showcase at stand S9 which is designed to reflect the Government requirement that 25% of Government procurement is through SMEs. Held five months following the launch of the NCSC and the National …

E-quipment becomes a Bob’s Business reseller

We are happy to announce that E-quipment have become a member of the Bob’s Business family as a reseller. Opening Bob’s Business up to the Dutch market, E-quipment will provide businesses Dutch language version of our modules for the first time, ensuring our European neighbours are secure too. Check out the E-quipment website here. Please follow and like us:

We are nominated for two OSPA awards

HM Revenue & Customs’ collaboration with Bob’s Business, a cyber security awareness training provider, has been nominated in this year’s Outstanding Security Performance Awards UK (OSPAs). Bob’s Business and HM Revenue & Customs has been nominated in the category of ‘Outstanding Security Training Initiative’ and ‘Outstanding Cyber Security Initiative’ in an awards ceremony that is both independent and inclusive. The …

We have a new module and online store!

We have launched our new ‘Cyber Essentials’ module and eStore. Our new course simplifies for the accreditation process by breaking down the five main technical controls that make up the Cyber Essentials framework to prepare businesses for the examination. Cyber Essentials was developed in collaboration with IASME and The Friendly Nerd with the main aim of ensuring that businesses in …

Don’t get phished this Christmas!

“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” “Oh! What a wonderful time of the year”, as the song goes. Christmas is that occasion in the year that we all look forward to – time off work, spending …

Cyber Essentials: Simplified

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 your organisation is fully compliant with …

What can we learn from the Tesco Bank 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’. According to the Telegraph, the Tesco Bank fraud is …

Melanie is presenting at ESET Security Day in York

Managing director Melanie Oldham will be speaking at ESET’s Security Day event at National Railways Museum in York on 25th November. Following on from previous talks at TechTrade Yorkshire and Cyber Security Europe, Melanie will be detailing the common pitfalls that businesses face when trying to implement cyber security training within their workforce. ESET’s Security Day includes a series of …

Bob’s ‘Information Security Pitfalls’ presentation at 3m Buckley Innovation Centre

Owner and managing director Melanie Oldham is speaking at the University of Huddersfield and Digital Catapult Centre Yorkshire’s event at the 3m Buckley Innovation Centre on 30th November. Melanie will be talking through ‘The Pitfalls of Information Security’, offering useful advice on how to avoid the common occurrences that become detrimental to businesses when aiming to educate their staff on …

Bob’s Brand New Cyber Security Hub

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 …

Bob’s Business Strives for the best Customer Support

Bob is very proud to share client support successes and here is one from Martyn Rees at Loyalty logistics. “I would just like to express my thanks to Dale in customer support.” “Dale has been very patient, extremely helpful and professional in handling the updating and restructuring of our Bob’s Business portal.” “We had a ISO 27001 surveillance audit two …

Bob’s Business gains new government accreditations

We are excited to announce that Bob’s Business has been accredited by Cyber Essentials and IASME after completing the self-assessment. These new accreditations demonstrates that we possesses the required barriers in place to successfully stop the majority of cyber attacks that could possibly target the organisation. Melanie Oldham, managing director of Bob’s Business, said; “Following on from our IISP and …

Bob’s Business is now an official supplier of G-cloud 8

We are incredibly excited to announce that Bob’s Business is now an accredited G-Cloud 8 supplier certifying us as a secure supplier for the public sector. After weeks of hard work, we have gained a legal compilable framework which is recognised by government authorities, making it much easier to attract business from the public sector. Our managing director, Melanie Oldham …

Bob’s Business Exhibiting & Presenting at Tech Trade Event

Bob’s Business is pleased to announce that it will be exhibiting at TechTrade Yorkshire this year on 8th September. Not only this Managing Director Melanie Oldham will be doing a ‘WIFLE’ at 11:00 – 11:10 on the day in which she will be providing a 10 minute talk on her ‘Top 10 Cyber Security Tips’ that will be vital for …

Melanie Oldham talks at Italik

Managing Director Melanie Oldham has been on her travels recently, presenting at many events around the country in order to educate people about Cyber Security. On the morning of Wednesday 13th July, Melanie will be presenting at Italik IT Consultants in Leeds. Melanie will be passing on her expertise on the human factors in information security, informing the attendees on …

Bob’s Business passes on Cyber Security Knowledge

Bob’s Business is proud to announce that on Monday 11th July, we will be taking part in a special cyber security day at Springwell Academy in Barnsley. Springwell Academy has invited us to pop in for the day to help pass on our cyber security knowledge to the students and their parents in order to maintain a safe online presence. …

Melanie talking at MY Conference Wakefield

Our Managing Director Melanie Oldham, will be detailing her ‘Top 10 Cyber Security Tips for Businesses’ at this year’s MY Conference Wakefield on 15th June. Are you unsure where to start when it comes to cyber security? Melanie’s talk will be the best place to start as she will detail the basics that every business needs to implement to begin …

See you at the Mid Yorkshire Conference!

We are exhibiting at the MY Conference 2016 in Kirklees, on Wednesday 16th March at The John Smith’s Stadium. It’s free to attend MY Conference Kirklees as a delegate; with over 45 exhibitors, 8 speakers, 1 panel discussion and networking opportunities with hundreds of like-minded people. If you are at the conference, feel free to drop by our stand (Stand …

Visit our stand at Infosec 16

We will be exhibiting at this year’s Infosecurity Europe 2016 being held at the Olympia, London between 7th – 9th June. There are many hidden cyber security threats to an organisation, not just one. We want you to team up with Bob to find the hidden threats to his business, so come and have a chat with Bob at stand A55 …

Yorkshire Cyber Security Cluster Event

As chair of the Yorkshire Cyber Security Cluster we are pleased to announce the first annual Yorkshire Cyber Security Event will take place on the 12th May at the 3M Buckley Innovation Centre in Huddersfield. The event, which is free to attend, aims to offer advice, help and support to local businesses and attendees on cyber security topics as well …

Bob gets IISP Accredited!

We have gained IISP Accreditation on our modules! “The Institute is an independent not-for-profit body, ensuring standards of professionalism – for training, qualifications, operating practices and individuals. Unlike most other certifications available today, the IISP does not just accredit on learned knowledge alone. Instead, they require professionals to evidence that they have successfully performed the required skills in the real …

We’re partnering with Friendly WiFi scheme to protect against cybercrime!

Bob’s Business have recently joined forces with Friendly WiFi, a Government initiated scheme supporting protecting young people whilst using public WiFi. We have partnered up following our joint vision to provide a safe online environment and our commitment to reducing the effects of cyber crime. Friendly WiFi have chosen to partner with us because of our innovative approach to training and changing behaviours. The initiative is supported …

Malvern Cybersecurity & Big Data

Bob’s Business are exhibiting at the Malvern Cyber Security & Big Data event, as part of the Malvern Festival of Innovation on the 9th October. Join us for a showcase of the latest technology and thinking from both leading multinational companies and some of the UK’s specialist cyber security SMEs. If you are a business professional that wants to know more about the impact of …

Yorkshire Cyber Security Cluster Meeting

We are pleased to announce that following the success of the first meeting, we will be hosting the second Yorkshire Cyber Security Cluster meeting in Leeds City Centre on Oct 20th. The meeting will be a great opportunity to share ideas, network and collaborate with others in the information security field. The location of the second meeting is Aspire Leeds in Leeds City Centre. …