Cyber Security Seminar – Keynote Speaker Nick Alston CBE

Essex Police Crime Commissioner

On the 1st March 2016, Digital Pathways were delighted to hold a Cyber Security Seminar at the Harlow Enterprise Hub. Talks came from a number of esteemed guests, all specialists in their chosen field, and the afternoon was well attended by businesses from across the county looking for security guidance. The keynote speaker for the day was Essex Police Crime Commissioner, Nick Alston CBE, whose insightful presentation centred on the responsibility we all have in the battle against cyber-crime. Read more

Digital Pathways Cyber Security Seminar

On March 1st 2016 an insightful Cyber Security Seminar was held at Digital Pathways HQ, with the Harlow Enterprise Hub playing host not only to five exceptional specialist speakers but also a number of highly enthusiastic local businesses looking for security guidance. With the programme running from a 1pm registration through to drinks, canapes and networking from 5.30pm onwards, it was a packed afternoon filled with talks from highly influential and inspirational figures, and probing questions from visitors.   Read more

Smart Buildings on the Rise

For buildings to be truly smart, physical and data security must converge, says Colin Tankard, pictured, Managing Director of data security services company Digital Pathways.


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10 Steps to Cyber Security

The threat of a cyber security attack to UK businesses is an ever-growing risk. As the numbers rise and the frequency quickens, it is becoming more and more essential that each and every organisation across the country invests in a cyber strategy. It is only by applying these processes and guarding against potential breaches that the likelihood of an attack can decline. Statistics from the BIS 2014 Information Security Breaches Survey indicated that 81% of large organisations have experienced a breach in some way, with costs ranging from anywhere between £600,000 and £1.5m as a result. Two years on, the situation is even more serious.

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The Dangers of Ransomware for Business

Ransomware is a particularly malicious form of malware that gains access to a user’s system and then proceeds to prevent them from accessing their own data. In some cases, the files on the system are encrypted so as to be irretrievable without the key, and in others access is simply denied to the device’s owner. In both situations the hacker will demand a ransom is paid to unencrypt the files or have access given back to the user. Read more

Why SME’s should Step up Cyber Security

For small and medium-sized businesses across the UK, there appears to be a real disregard for cybersecurity. When implementing Health and Safety processes you will find that most companies are attentive, and when isolating potential HR nightmares they are vigilant, but when it comes to protecting their data, and the data of their clients, the response is sadly lacking. In many ways, this is to be expected. The ‘Digital Age’, although in full swing, is still something that is being adapted to, and businesses becoming more and more aware of the possibility technology holds. Read more

Into the Breach

High-profile hacks have promoted cybersecurity from a backroom IT issue to a boardroom headache. But what opportunities does it represent for investors, asks Joy Dunbar.

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Larger Fines for Data Breaches

Many people see 2015 as the year that data breaches and hacking were brought to the fore for businesses across the globe. From Ashley Maddison, to TalkTalk, the major brands experienced huge upheaval, thanks to the weaknesses in their online security systems being expertly exploited by cybercriminals. Interestingly, off the back of what was a disastrous year for many, January 28th 2016 was coined as #DataProtectionDay, with an awareness campaign organised to tackle the ignorance surrounding security. Read more