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Subject: Dear Eugene Kaspersky, is my Anti-virus spying on me?

Monday 4th December 2017

So now the UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and Barclays Bank have apparently banned the use of Kaspersky Anti-Virus, with the USA booting them out months ago. As the Kremlin is now spying on me which Anti-Virus should I choose? Firstly, it is worth looking closer at what the NCSC has stated "Whatever you…

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3 Important Thoughts for Black Friday

Thursday 23rd November 2017

3 thing to look out for this Black Friday 1. If you receive offers by email, no matter how good they appear then don't click on the links UNLESS you can guarantee that the email came from a trusted source. Black Friday has been used before to target users with malware 2. Watch out for cyber fraud. You…

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Seen BBC News on Germany banning Kid's Smartwatches?

Wednesday 22nd November 2017

Children's watches are making them into spies? Should I be worried? Heres the BBC Link we saw that caught our eye! Badly made Internet-enabled equipment is something that we should all be wary of, but when you couple this problem with children and privacy regulations, the problem can be compounded. However, the actual regulatory reaction in…

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Where will we find Security Experts and are there enough?

Wednesday 22nd November 2017

"Ever thought of a career in cyber-security?" "Could you be the future of defending the country against cyber criminals?" …

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7 Ways For Commuters To Protect Data - Beware Shoulder Surfers!

Monday 2nd October 2017

We spend a lot of our time and energies reading news about Anonymous, Fancy Bears, Russian state hacks, the USA Presidential Elections and similar related digital information security stories. Not to play down these digital newsworthy cyber attacks and threats (such as Anonymous taking down 10,000 porn…

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How Do You Measure Security?

Friday 29th September 2017

Security, or at least successful security, can be measured in many different ways, with the intended final result being "Confidence" (also called Assurance). The extent of confidence in any security system…

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Where Is Your Data? In-house, in the cloud or Behind the Sofa?

Thursday 28th September 2017

Chatting in the office about the approaching GDPR deadline, we were thinking back to some testing we did with our Network Horizons network security monitoring service for an SME client recently. We had to alert them to some data routing anomalies that meant that they were no longer compliant with a few…

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Taking risks with information

Monday 25th September 2017

Assessing information security risk as a quick self-help guide - don't know where to start, how do these work, or is it that hard? We in the Information Security community often create a language that only we understand, and if…

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GDPR Insights for Marketing Professionals

Monday 18th September 2017

What does the Marketing Department have to consider for GDPR compliance? Sign-up here and find out! Recently we've found that questions about GDPR are coming from other departments in organisations not traditionally associated with data or information security responsibilities - apart from ensuring they…

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How to assess security in cloud vs. in-house computing

Thursday 14th September 2017

Cloud or on-premises (or in-house) computing? It's a question we are frequently asked. So we've put together a few considerations. Those who already believe they have the answers need read no further....... The advent of Cloud computing created tremendous opportunities for re-using technologies on…

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