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Keeping customer data secure during the festive season

’Tis the season to be jolly and for the nation to get festive. Whether that’s in the form of cards and gifts, or food and drink, consumer spending will surge between now and Christmas. Although…

TalkTalk data breach: two criminal hackers jailed

Two Tamworth men have been jailed for their part in the 2015 cyber attack on TalkTalk that saw the personal information of 156,959 customers compromised. Matthew Hanley, 23, and Conner Douglas Allsopp, 21, both of…

Six months of the GDPR: it’s not too…

It’s been six months since the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) took effect, and for many people fatigue has already set in: mention the GDPR and you’re likely to get little more than a weary…

What is a cyber security incident?

You often hear the term ‘cyber security incident’ when an organisation’s systems are compromised rather than ‘breach’ or ‘hack’. What is the difference between those terms? The word ‘incident’ sounds relatively harmless, but have you…

7 of the most common cyber attacks you…

Organisations are warned all the time about the threat of cyber attacks, but what does that really mean? How might a crook actually inflict damage? Here are seven of the most common methods of attack.…

10 things you must do to become cyber…

Preparing your organisation for cyber attacks and data breaches is complicated, and you should look for advice wherever you can get it. One of the most trusted resources is the NCSC’s (National Cyber Security Centre)…

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How Cyber Essentials can help secure your access…

The Cyber Essentials scheme is a world-leading assurance mechanism for organisations of all sizes to help demonstrate that the most critical cyber security controls have been implemented. To highlight the importance and usefulness of the…

The key elements of a cyber security plan

Once you understand the threats facing your organisation, it’s time to put in place a plan to defend against them. You don’t need to be an IT or cyber security expert to do this –…