Understanding the benefits of REMOTE WORKING

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”] [et_pb_row admin_label=”row”] [et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] In the last decade, the opportunity for staff to work remotely has become increasingly offered as a working policy. Remote working is not a brand-new concept and has existed in the corporate environment for the past two decades. The trend focuses on the concept that work does not… Continue reading Understanding the benefits of REMOTE WORKING

Can two-factor authentication save you from our inability to create good passwords?

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”] [et_pb_row admin_label=”row”] [et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] An advert is currently running in which a man gets his password hacked because, the ad implies, he wasn’t using a VPN (virtual private network). The man’s password? ‘John123’. When you’re that hopeless at creating login credentials, there’s not much a VPN can do to help. Sooner rather than later,… Continue reading Can two-factor authentication save you from our inability to create good passwords?

Work email is frequently misused by UK employees

[et_pb_section][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text]Recent research from Egress Software Technologies has revealed how work emails are often misused by UK employees. Of the 2,000 workers surveyed, 24% admitted that they had “purposefully shared confidential business information outside their organisation”. More significant is that 50% said that they either had or would delete sent emails if they’d sent information somewhere… Continue reading Work email is frequently misused by UK employees

England football team warned about cyber attacks at 2018 World Cup in Russia

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”] [et_pb_row admin_label=”row”] [et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”]The FA has told the England team not to use public or hotel Wi-Fi at next summer’s World Cup in Russia amid fears of being hacked. Russia is becoming notorious for politically motivated hacks, and the FA believes that malicious actors in the country could try to expose sensitive information… Continue reading England football team warned about cyber attacks at 2018 World Cup in Russia

Former council worker stole vulnerable people’s personal information

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”] [et_pb_row admin_label=”row”] [et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”]The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has advised that a former Leicester City Council employee has been fined after “unlawfully obtaining personal data”. Accessing confidential information without permission and a valid business reason to do so is an offence and can incur serious consequences. It transpired that the ex-employee obtained details of… Continue reading Former council worker stole vulnerable people’s personal information

Wonga hacked: Up to 270,000 customers’ personal data may be exposed

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”] [et_pb_row admin_label=”row”] [et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”]Payday loan company Wonga has suffered a data breach that may have affected up to 270,000 customers’ personal data – including names, addresses, phone numbers, and financial information such as account numbers, sort codes and the last four digits of customers’ card numbers. This is “one of the biggest” breaches… Continue reading Wonga hacked: Up to 270,000 customers’ personal data may be exposed

From hacking machines to hacking people – how do you cope?

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section” _builder_version=”3.22″][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” _builder_version=”3.25″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.25″ custom_padding=”|||” custom_padding__hover=”|||”][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” _builder_version=”3.26.7″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”] Criminal hackers are ‘rediscovering’ the tools of the past in their latest efforts, and moving back from hacking machines to hacking people. One of the reasons behind this shift is the lack of cybersecurity awareness among employees,… Continue reading From hacking machines to hacking people – how do you cope?

Cost of cyber fraud rises by 1,266%

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”] [et_pb_row admin_label=”row”] [et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”]Cyber fraud in the UK totalled £124 million last year, according to a new report by KPMG. The firm’s Fraud Barometer reported a 1,266% rise on 2015’s figures, an increase largely accounted for by a £113 million boiler-room scam involving 750 victims. Criminals cold-called people while posing as the… Continue reading Cost of cyber fraud rises by 1,266%