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What to do when you’ve been infected with ransomware

Chances are, your organisation is going to have to contend with a ransomware attack in the near future. There were more than 850 million infections reported in 2018, and there are no signs of things slowing down.  Attacks can be a stressful time for organisations, with infections designed to scare recipients and grind your organisation’s productivity to a halt. Fortunately, we’re here to explain … [Read more...]

Credit unions should be prepared for crimeware

We recently discussed why credit unions must conduct regular penetration tests. The bulk of that article covered the legal obligations for testing and the ways in which you can comply with those requirements.  However, we didn’t delve into the reason that penetration testing is essential – which we’ll put right here.    How penetration testing helps organisations  Penetration testing is … [Read more...]

Five must-read books on cyber security

Books are a great way of increasing your cyber security knowledge, but with thousands to choose from, it’s difficult to know where to begin.  To help you get the best information available and enable you to advance your cyber security career, we’ve chosen some of our best titles for you. Security in the Digital World Technology is always developing, and so are the threats and risks of being … [Read more...]

Microsoft OneNote audio note phishing scam

Phishing is a constant threat for organisations and individuals alike. The scam, which involves sending emails that masquerade as legitimate organisations to fraudulently obtain sensitive information, targets hundreds of millions of organisations and people daily.   Microsoft OneNote users are the latest target of a phishing scam. An email entitled “New Audio Note Received” is purportedly sent … [Read more...]

The 5 most common types of phishing attack

Phishing is one of the most frustrating threats we face. Most of know what it is and how it works, but we still get caught out.  The scam, which involves criminals sending messages that masquerade as legitimate organisations, targets hundreds of millions of organisations every day. The messages direct recipients to a bogus website that captures their personal information or contain a malicious … [Read more...]

ISO 27001 compliance might be easier than you think

Want to know how you can protect your organisation from cyber attacks and data breaches? Who doesn’t? That’s why you should take our ISO 27001 self-assessment questionnaire.  This five-minute survey asks you about your current defence measures and explains how you can align your practices with ISO 27001, the international standard for information security.   What does ISO 27001 do?  ISO … [Read more...]

Why your organisation needs a cyber insurance policy

Effective information security is essential in today’s business world, but there will still be times when your best defences aren’t enough.  Even as organisations prioritise cyber security, the threat continues to spiral. Last year, the number of reported data breaches almost tripled, with more than 2.3 billion records being compromised. We’ve already seen three times as many breached records in … [Read more...]

5 ways to spot phishing scams

Phishing is one of the most common tactics cyber criminals use to steal people’s data and infect their devices with malware. It uses deceptive emails and websites to trick victims into clicking malicious links, downloading attachments or sending sensitive information.   Phishing emails can impersonate well-known brands or even people you know, such as colleagues. The goal is to trick the recipient … [Read more...]

Why you should be concerned about employees using social media at work

There’s a time and a place for browsing social media, and for some of us that’s ‘all the time’ and ‘anywhere’. It doesn’t matter if you’re posting a quick Tweet, jumping to attention when you receive an IM or idly refreshing Facebook for updates; nothing can keep us in the real world for long.  And although employers have long since lost the battle to prevent staff glancing at their Facebook … [Read more...]