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Does your board need a technical expert?

Does your board need a technical expert?

Imagine that a business wanted to outsource a particular business function, but no one on the Board of Directors had sufficient tech expertise to grasp why this might cause security issues.Investing in an upgraded network with a centralised administrator responsible...

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Wanna Cry. Our analysis.

Wanna Cry. Our analysis.

Ransomware has been a recognised issue for some time, however to date, perhaps only one or two systems in a company might have become infected by the wayward clicks of a bored receptionist. Ransomware has rarely been a business-critical issue. Wanna Cry changed that....

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Remember that $100 million whaling scam?

Remember that $100 million whaling scam?

Google users appear to have been the latest victims of the most recent phishing attack, this time through their file sharing Google Docs service. Victims were sent a sinister email disguised as a fraudulent invitation to edit a Google Doc that appears to come from one...

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The Vault 7 leak – am I a CIA target?

The Vault 7 leak – am I a CIA target?

On March 7th, WikiLeaks published a catalogue of documents containing details of secret hacking tools used by the CIA. They called this information “Vault 7” and have promised the leak is just a small part of a much bigger cache of data, which they will release...

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How to increase your business resilience

How to increase your business resilience

Resilience is a buzz word in board rooms in the UK at the moment; but for a VERY good reason. Control Risks, the heavyweight global business risk consultancy, recently published a survey on the “The State of Enterprise Resilience” for 2016-17. [The State of Enterprise...

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How will GDPR affect small business owners?

How will GDPR affect small business owners?

We sometimes suffer from deja-vu here in the 2-sec office. Whilst rifling through dusty filing cabinets in our annual spring clean, we rediscovered an article from the last quarter of 2016. The article was headlined with the title, “UK SMEs have a False Sense of Cyber...

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Cyber Risks across increasingly digital businesses

Cyber Risks across increasingly digital businesses

Cyber risk. Overlooked? Ignored? Under-appreciated?   Well, that’s exactly how most information security professionals must feel when trying to raise funds to fix security holes. The challenge we face isn’t the business failing to grasp cyber risk, it’s...

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Cyber Security Insurance

Cyber Security Insurance

What should organisations consider if they are to prepare for cyber insurance?   Many businesses think their insurance policies would cough up if they are brought to their knees by a devastating cyber attack, but unsurprisingly, most business insurance policies...

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