Flights – with hidden costs …?

Budget airline carrier EasyJet was hacked in January 2020 hacked and has exposed the personal details of approximately nine million customers. The firm has informed the UK's Information Commissioner's Office while it investigates the breach. The company admitted that...

International “Password Day” – May 7, 2020

Time to re-evaluate your logon credentials, update your passwords - if you haven't been doing this on a regular - and think about your general security on the "web" Follow some simple rules or thoughts - Only use a password once on an individual account Do not use the...

Hack a Human?

Social Engineering ..... “Social engineering uses influence and persuasion to deceive people by manipulation or by convincing them that the social engineer is someone they are not. As a result, the social engineer is able to take advantage of people to obtain...

Data Security – David Higgins, CISSP

A selection of recent articles relating to your "personal" Data Security – David Higgins, CISSP on our blog
GDPR in 5 minutes

GDPR in 5 minutes

Doom mongers predicting impending disaster have heralded the new data protection laws which come into force on May 25th 2018 in the UK – the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is not just a UK based law, it is global and will affect any company which offers...

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IoT – Botnet attacks again – but bigger and better

IoT – Botnet attacks again – but bigger and better

Basic steps to Protect your IoT Devices from being Hacked   Anyone who remembers the Mirai botnet, which caused huge problems in 2016, may be forgiven for thinking steps had been taken to prevent a similar disaster. However, another mysterious botnet, dubbed the...

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Send them to Jail

Send them to Jail

Forgive me as I'm typing this with my tongue in my cheek ...... Apparently, some unknown hackers managed to exploit a "security flaw" on the Equifax systems and gained unauthorised access to certain files between mid-May and July 2017. SHOCKINGLY - the "security...

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365 days to go – GDPR

365 days to go – GDPR

The GDPR applies to processing carried out by organisations operating within the EU; and applies to organisations outside the EU that offer goods or services to individuals in the EU

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WannaCrypt – Latest – Monday 15th May

WannaCrypt Update: Everyone will probably have heard about the recent Ransomware attacks on Friday and over the weekend which have largely affected the NHS in the UK (Although 300,000 infections in over 150 countries have been reported).  Those at exceptional risk are...

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Time to Change the Laws?

Time to Change the Laws?

Time to Change the Law on Data Responsibility? Is it time to change the laws relating to the responsibility of holding personal data?   ...... "script kiddies" (those who hack from their bedrooms at night through sheer boredom) should not take the full...

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Why is Cyber Security so Important?

Why is Cyber Security so Important?

An increasing number of high profile data breaches have taught us that how a company looks after their information and manages any incidents can make or break an organisation.

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Be Invisible Online

Be Invisible Online

Leave No Trace on the Web Boot any device with this thumb drive inserted - you have email and browsing functionality, a full suite of office programs, security options along with an encrypted file storage area

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Encryption

Encryption

Intellectual Property represents original work that can be lost, stolen, or hacked from a phone, tablet, laptop or PC

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