Cyber Security

The world witnessed a historic shift in the 2020 job market due to the Covid-19 pandemic. While some companies used to offer remote work as a perk, it has now become the norm for most businesses. By 2025, an estimated 70% of the workforce will be...

A majority of UK businesses are failing to adequately train their remote working employees to spot security threats, according to new research from iomart. The cloud services company based its Cyber Security Insights Report on the views of 1167 UK workers at C-level, director, manager and employee level. It...

The security challenges posed by remote working aren’t solved through technology alone It is now almost a cliché to suggest 2020 has been a year like no other. From full national lockdowns to widespread limitations on social interaction, it’s hard to imagine how anyone, anywhere has...

The second of the 5 controls is Secure configuration, which involves making device and software settings as secure as possible. This process requires a very proactive approach to your IT management.   The default security settings ARE NOT the most secure It is often the case that programmes...

Firewalls are one of the 5 key components required to achieve the Cyber Essentials certification. Let us take a look at how firewalls work, the different types and the various ways to configure them to ensure you satisfy the requirements of Cyber Essentials. Before we...

Cyber Essentials is a government-backed scheme designed to help businesses protect themselves from some of the most common online threats. Since its introduction in 2014, 30,000 businesses have been awarded the highly regarded certification. In order to achieve a pass and get the certification, you must...

Security officials race to probe one of the most sophisticated cyber attacks of recent years. The US government has put out an emergency warning about what appears to be one of the most sophisticated cyberespionage campaigns in recent years. Hackers working for a nation-state managed to infiltrate...

Report finds many attacks focus on companies least impacted by COVID-19 outbreak Web application attacks have increased by over 800%, according to the State of the Web Security for H1 2020 report. Published by CDN and cloud security provider CDNetworks, the report found that during the first...

According to last year’s Gartner forecast, public cloud services are anticipated to grow to $USD 266.4 billion by the end of this year, up from $USD 227.8 billion just a year ago. Clearly, cloud computing is making its way to cloud nine, (See what I...

The National Cyber Security Centre has said it handled a record 723 cyber incidents between September 2019 and August this year, 200 of which were related to the coronavirus, and also removed 22,000 malicious URLs that were set up to target individuals and organisations. In its...