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What were the top security threats of 2017 and can we expect more of the same going forward?

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Looking back at 2017, it certainly was eventful in the “cyber” world. From the rise of ransomware looting millions of dollars in crypto currencies to targeted cyber-attacks and high profile data breaches, individuals and business alike have been affected on a worldwide scale. Ransomware One of the major types of attack observed in 2017 was […]

It’s time to increase your password length

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Why are passwords targeted? User credentials have always been very important in the world of information technology. A user login and a password give direct access to sensitive and confidential data. This is the very reason why password protection is used: to protect assets and prevent unauthorised access. Therefore, when it comes to cyber-attacks and […]

Do you have a Data Loss Prevention strategy to safeguard your business assets?

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What is Data Loss Prevention? Data loss prevention (DLP) is a set of policies and controls put in place in order to avoid the loss of critical corporate information. The aim of DLP is to prevent the loss, the unauthorised access and the general misuse of critical and confidential data. Data loss is a significant […]

Why doesn’t IT security get considered until it’s too late?

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The recent malware attack on the NHS was a timely reminder of what can happen if an organisation is not adequately prepared for cyber security threats. In the largest scale attack of its kind in history, the attackers used ransomware, which blocks access to data and then demands payment of a ransom in order to […]

A simple IT security checklist for SMEs

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Keeping your company safe from IT security threats can feel daunting, but turning a blind eye can be much more damaging to your business in the long run. That’s why we’ve compiled a checklist with all the basic steps you’ll need to follow to stay as safe as possible. Educate your employees You should never […]

How to protect your business from a cyber security attack

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How can you make sure that your business is able to survive any potential threats to its online presence? IT security specialist Javvad Malik of j4vv4d.com gives his tips for small business owners on how to prevent a cyber-attack and protect their companies in this special video series. What should an SME do if a [...]

Innovation and Security: The Key IT Themes in 2017

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2016 has been a bumper year for IT innovation, and we anticipate the pace of change to continue at full throttle. Here are our predictions for 2017: • The continued shift to cloud computing • The Internet of Things becoming far more mainstream • Hot Desking and new ways of working • Office Automation • […]

Our top 10 Security Attack Horrors of all time

We live in a world where cyber-attacks dominate the headlines. Be it a teenager in his basement or a government agency trying to obtain your data, the Internet landscape has been transformed into a binary battlefield. Who needs a gun when you have a keyboard? Here are the top ten security attacks horrors in history. [...]

Advancements in IT Security: How the Good Guys Are Beating the Bad

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Is it just us, or does it seem online hacking crimes are on the up? It was only last week that The Guardian reported the entire US political system was ‘under attack’ by Russian hacking. This following on from the news being awash with Russian hackers acquiring and posting the private medical notes of Olympians. [...]

Is a huge Global Malware attack pending?

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Over the past week we have seen a massive increase in attempted malware attacks via email.  Is this linked to the huge increase in malware which Symantec have seen throughout January 2016?  If the malware is successful in infecting your machine it starts attempting to steal banking and other personal information. What do you need […]

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