Category: Cyber Security

Five cyber security basics

More than ever, business sustainability and continuity is totally dependent on the availability of, and the ability to share, data – and I don’t just mean data from your accounting software. To be competitive, you need to optimise all your data systems so you can offer the best customer service possible and make your business stand out.

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10 lessons to ensure your employees are cyber security savvy

There’s a great article by Forbes Technology Council on 10 tactics to help teach cyber security best practices to your whole team. It uses quotes from leaders in the industry to illustrate each tactic, and is really spot on, so we’ve summarised it here for you:

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7 tips for getting hacked

Cybercrime is growing, not least since app users around the world have made it so easy for cybercriminals to access their personal information.

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15 tips for ransomware prevention

When it comes to ransomware, prevention is 100 times better than cure because there’s no remedy for files that have been encrypted or deleted. If you have access to the Internet, you’re a possible target of a ransomware attack and would benefit from taking note of these 15 ways to safeguard each computer in your network.

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Ryuk: the new ransomware giant

Organisations around the world have been hit by a new piece of ransomware known as Ryuk, which has been encrypting PCs, storage centres and data centres in what’s showing itself to be a carefully planned campaign.

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Kaspersky Lab moves its core ops to Switzerland

Russian cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab announced recently it will start moving its ops and infrastructure to Switzerland and that, to show its integrity and transparency, the relocation will be managed by a third party.

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What is endpoint protection or security?

In computer network security terms, endpoints are devices such as desktop computers, laptops, smartphones, tablets and printers used remotely or on site. They all link to the Internet and are the points from which you and your colleagues work and communicate.

Endpoint protection or security is a system that protects these endpoints from the threats in cyberspace – the endpoints are the only places where threats can enter and operate.

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FBI makes urgent announcement

The FBI reports that Russian hackers have infected hundreds and thousands of routers with a vicious strain of malware, and that it is still active.

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New Ransomware Warning: LEAKERLOCKER

Ransomware has become a hot topic for all the wrong reasons since the global infections of “WannaCry” and “Petya”.

A new type of malware that now threatens users by sending their private pictures, messages and internet browsing history to their friends has come to light

This new strain that adds to the ever-growing problem of ransomware is known as LeakerLocker.

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What is ransomware?

Ransomware is computer software that threatens to disrupt the normal working of your computer until you pay a ransom.

This malicious software, also known as malware, usually takes the form of a computer virus that locks down your computer files and demands a fee before allowing you access to them.

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