When is a cyber-attack not an attack?

The Impact of Website Hacking

When is a cyber-attack not an attack? An interesting conundrum, but one that many website owners are beginning to consider thanks to a new wave of cyber-crime that is sweeping the internet. We have covered a number of topics through the Digital Pathways blogs that deal with the obvious repercussions of a hack or cyber-attack. When it comes to the Risks of Ransomware for instance, the dangers are obvious, namely the encryption of your data by a hacker who then blackmails you for its return. Targeted phishing too has quite evident consequences, with the release of malware onto a network that subsequently leaks your important data. Website hacking in contrast is not a denial of service attack. In fact, you might not even know you’ve been hacked. Read more

Comms Business Award – Channel Product of the Year – Software 2016

What winning the award means to Digital Pathways

Digital Pathways are extremely excited & proud to have won Channel Product of the Year – Software 2016. This was the first time we have entered the awards, what a way to make an entrance. We are hoping that the additional exposure that winning the award brings to the channel will raise awareness of the seriousness of cyber security to both their businesses as well as their clients. Winning this award is a huge acknowledgement for all the hard work & innovation the team at Digital Pathways put into delivering services and solutions that really make a difference. It inspires us to continue with the development of products that both resellers and end user customers can benefit from.

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Is changing your password a good idea?

For years it has been common practice to regularly change the passwords you use for key logins. Users have been repeatedly encouraged to come up with unique variations in an attempt to help keep cyber criminals at bay and to safeguard against hacking. But, in what some people are finding a confusing turnaround, the UK government has now repeated advice against doing exactly this, claiming instead that it plays directly into the hands of those you are trying to protect against. Read more

The Dangers of Voicemail Phishing

Picking up the phone is a hazardous business these days. Whether it is a call regarding PPI for an account that never existed, or an imaginary problem with your PC that desperately requires attention, there are a lot of reasons to ignore what comes down the line. One place you can consider yourself safe though is surely voicemail. The cold callers generally avoid leaving a message, and anything that does squeak through can be ignored and deleted. So where does Voicemail Phishing enter the equation, and why are we warned that it is on the rise? Read more

Take Action Now

Publication of the long awaiting General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of the EU regulation is expected around July 2016 so now is the time to take action according to Colin Tankard, Managing Director of data security company Comms Business Awards Finalist Digital Pathways.

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Data Protection Regulations Loom

Publication of the long awaited General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of the EU Regulation is expected around July 2016 so now is the time to take action according to Colin Tankard, Managing Director of data security company Digital Pathways.

 

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