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

Phishing Attacks Now More Common Than Malware

Tony MasonSecurity Awareness & Phishing

The latest annual Microsoft Security Intelligence Report (SIR) has just been issued and indicates that phishing attacks are now by far the most frequent cyber threat.  Since their last report, phishing attacks have increased 250%. Microsoft’s security team are in a great position to analyse trends in cyber security threats.  Their figures are based on their internal scans of O365 … Read More

Black Friday Scam

Tony MasonSecurity Awareness & Phishing0 Comments

Black Friday & Cyber Monday Scams This week sees the return of the phenomena of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. These marketing events are significantly driving up the increase in online sales in the run up to Christmas.  2017’s Cyber Monday was the largest online shopping day in history and was mobile’s first $2 billion day. This weekend has become … Read More