Entries by Jacqueline Burton

10 Things You Can Do To Stay Safe

Working From Home And Surviving The Cyber Attacker 10 things you can do to stay safe We are living in a new world order right now with many of us finding ourselves working from home, without the protection and constraints of our usual places of work. This makes working safely even more important.  Here are […]

Business Continuity in Uncertain Times

Coronavirus – How can we help? Covid-19 is in the news throughout the day, social media alerts on every platform. We are now officially in ‘Lockdown’ and we need to make sure as many of our employees can work from home, safely & securely. How can we help your business continuity in uncertain times? As […]

Email Scams & Email Security

Email Scams I received a phone call today from a gentleman (who shall remain anonymous) regarding email scams and concerns with regard to email security, stating that he had received a threatening email claiming “to have set up malware on an adult web site that was recording the gentleman through his webcam”. The email was […]

New Year, New Gadget?

Given a security camera or voice-activated device this Christmas?  Here’s what you need to know! The ultimate Christmas present and just what you always wanted, a voice-activated device to cater to your every command and a security camera tool to help keep you, your family or your business safe. Hoorah! You’ve set them up and […]

What would a data breach do to your business?

Could a breach be the End for Your Business? Building a business is hard work. To lose it all as a result of a data breach would be devastating. Unfortunately, we recently learned of an SME who found themselves in this situation. Facing the threat of legal prosecution following a data breach, the company had […]

Single Pane Of Glass Security Platform Now Available

Cybercrime is an increasing threat to both business and the individual.  In fact, it is estimated at currently costing some £4billion per annum, a figure that will continue to grow. As a result, there have been a plethora of defence solutions flooding the market place and this has caused its own difficulties, in that the […]

The benefits of using a managed security service

Most organisations understand the importance of keeping data secure, but the cost of doing so, on an on-going basis, can prove prohibitive, especially to medium to small businesses, where budget constraints and lack of in-house expertise are often areas of concern, so what are the benefits of using a managed security services? What are organisations choosing? […]

AI, Friend or Foe?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) in Cybersecurity The buzzwords, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) are often interchanged. However, they are not the same thing, which can lead to confusion. What is Machine Learning? Machine Learning is a type of Artificial Intelligence (AI) that allows software applications to become more accurate in […]

Why do Businesses need the Cyber Essentials Programme?

The government’s Cyber Essentials Programme was developed in collaboration with industry and is intended to help businesses mitigate common, online threats. Operated by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), it was launched in 2014 and has become a key element of excellence for cybersecurity, in all its forms. Helping build robust data security strategies  Applicable […]

Coming to terms with a ‘man in the middle attack’

The term a ‘man in the middle attack’ is becoming well known as more instances of them take place. What is a ‘Man in the middle attack’? What exactly does ‘man in the middle attack’ mean?  It is when a cyber-criminal secretly intercepts and possibly alters communication between two parties, who both believe they are […]