Build These Five Habits To Reduce The Risk Of Ransomware

Following a spate of high-profile attacks, it is all too easy to consider ransomware as a threat more for large, well-known, businesses. Research, however, suggest this is far from the case. There are plenty of reasons for small or medium businesses (SMBs) to be proactively approaching the issue of ransomware. With some 35% of SMBs […]

Having Everything At Once? Tips For Small Enterprises On How To Choose An EDR Solution That Suits Their Needs

The attacks taking place on small and medium enterprises (SME) are becoming more sophisticated, meaning that they cannot be easily prevented by traditional endpoint protection mechanisms. In such cases, timely incident detection is essential to minimise any potential negative impact. However, this challenging task cannot be done without enhanced endpoint visibility, exploring suspicious activities and […]

Fraudsters Capitalise On Fear, Uncertainty And Doubt During The Pandemic

With COVID-19 increasingly being used as a hook to commit fraud, threatening consumers and businesses of all sizes, criminals are continuing to use social engineering methods to spread malware and harvest the personal information of vulnerable individuals. With many people currently concerned about their financial situation and the state of the economy, fear, uncertainty and doubt […]

Alexa: How Secure Is My Smart Home?

Baby monitors, CCTV tools and smart home devices like Amazon Alexa and Google Home are all handy additions to today’s modern home. A quarter of Britons now own one or more smart home devices, and by 2023 every home in the UK is expected to contain at least 50 of them. It is therefore becoming increasingly important for consumers to […]

A Layer Of Protection From The Outside World

An unfortunate truth in business is that any worker, in any organisation, can be the target of a cyberattack. There are a wide range of considerations that IT security managers must take into account so that they can identify what makes their organisation vulnerable to highly-sophisticated cybercriminals – including the employees, endpoints across the organization, […]

The Unexpected Side-Effects Of GDPR

While the dust has far from settled in the wake of GDPR enforcement, businesses are learning how to operate in the new landscape – and adapting to how the new legislation has changed their business processes. But amongst the expected denials of service and email inundations that sprang up as the enforcement date arrived, some […]

Being Fearless Is Good For You

Risk takers are at the forefront of progress. Imagine if Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin hadn’t set foot on the moon; Richard Branson hadn’t taken a punt in competing with the record industry giants; Felix Baumgartner hadn’t taken a leap of faith and broken the sound barrier. For these entrepreneurs and thrill seekers, being fearless […]

Don’t Fall For Tax Scams This Season

At this time of year, the number of tax scams reaches a high, with fraudsters looking for any chance to cash in on consumers, the self-employed or small businesses who might be excited about potential refunds. Many people now do their taxes online, and cybercriminals are seeing this as a huge opportunity for phishing schemes. […]

The Secret Cyber-Life Of Ten Year Olds

By ten children break the rules set by parents to keep them safe online New research by Kaspersky Lab sheds light on the complex digital lives of children, revealing those as young as ten actively attempt to hide their online world and circumnavigate the rules their parents set to govern internet use in the home […]

The Rise Of Ransomware: It’s Time To Stop Paying

How much is your data worth to you? For victims of ransomware this is no longer a rhetorical question but painfully real.  Ransomware locks or encrypts data on a device and then demands a ransom for the key to release it.  It is a comparatively lucrative business for cybercriminals: while the majority of traditional attacks […]