World Password Day

Tony MasonData Protection, Security Awareness & Phishing

Today is World Password Day which is a great occasion to be briefing our staff on the dangers of reusing passwords. The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) have reported on the most commonly used passwords found that have been accessed by third parties in global cyber breaches.  Their breach analysis showed 23.2 million victim accounts worldwide used 123456 as a … Read More

40% of Organisations Not Doing Enough to Protect Office 365 Data.

Tony MasonData Protection, Office 365 Security

Companies could be putting themselves at risk by relying exclusively on Office 365 Data Security, according to Barracuda. Barracuda’s latest report found that 40% of IT organisations surveyed don’t use third-party backup tools to protect Office 365 data. The report questioned more than 1,000 IT professionals, business executives, and backup administrators. They explain why it is a big risk to … Read More

Ransomware-as-a-Service

Tony MasonData Protection, Endpoint Security, Enterprise Security, Security Awareness & Phishing

The Dark Web and Ransomware-as-a-Service This month our partner, Vipre, reported on Ransomware-as-a-Service and the impacts this could have on the industry.  Jason Norton advised, ‘Ransomware is a form of malware that encrypts, or locks a user out of and away from their critical data. Typically, the attacker demands monetary payment in exchange for a decryption key that promises to unlock the … Read More

GDPR & Data Breaches

Tony MasonData Protection, News, Security Awareness & Phishing0 Comments

  GDPR & Data Breaches 6 Months On. The value of the average data breach fine issued by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) in the UK has doubled in one year, reaching £ 146,000, according to the City Law firm, RPC. The total value of fines imposed by the ICO has risen by 24% compared to 2017, reaching just under … Read More