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Are unknown devices the way in to your organisation?

Posted on 13th June 2018

According to the Online Trust Alliance, 2017 was the ‘worst year ever’ in terms of data breaches, increasing from 82,000 incidents in 2016 to over 160,000.

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FinTech - the next big target for hackers?

Posted on 5th June 2018

Banking has always been a lucrative target for organised crime, whether it be through scamming customers out of their money, or directly targeting the financial institutions themselves.

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Beware the share - when social media gets too social

Posted on 21st May 2018

Whether you’re a social media user or not, there’s no doubt that many of your staff will be. From communicating with friends to posting their latest holiday snaps, people are getting more comfortable with sharing every aspect of their lives with the online world.

But, by sharing so much of our personal and professional lives, are we potentially playing into the hands of hackers and cyber criminals? Providing them the information they need to target not only us as individuals, but the organisations we work for.

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You don't want to end up in the news

Posted on 15th May 2018

Cybersecurity responsibility should ultimately sit with the Board of Directors, and it’s great to see from a recent report that 54% of FTSE 350 Boards see cybersecurity as a top priority. However, concern doesn’t always turn into action and if you say cybersecurity is important, you need to do something about it.

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Conducting a passive ICS test

Posted on 4th April 2018

When it comes to testing Industrial Control Systems there are two general types of test. The active penetration test, where you can go in and test the actual system itself, or the passive test, where you theoretically explore known vulnerabilities.

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Is your Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) really secure?

Posted on 4th April 2018

The Internet of Things (IoT) isn’t just limited to the home or the office, connected devices are increasingly being used throughout Industrial Control Systems. The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), as it’s being called, is growing and is bringing a new world of connectivity to traditionally isolated ICS networks.

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Industrial Control Systems - the threat in stats

Posted on 4th April 2018

It used to be common ‘knowledge’ that Industrial Control Systems (ICS) couldn’t be hacked, impossible they said. That was until one was hacked.

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ICS security - the five key benefits of having a network map

Posted on 4th April 2018

The critical nature of Industrial Control Systems often means that improving security can seem like a daunting task. For most, it’s the fear of unplanned downtime which stops any improvement efforts before they’ve even started.

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The importance of patching

Posted on 27th March 2018

Have you ever pressed the ‘remind me later’ button when asked to update your software?

Of course you have – we all do it.

Whether it’s because we’re in the middle of something important or because we just can’t be bothered, it’s an increasingly dangerous attitude to have.

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The unusual attack routes you need to consider

Posted on 26th March 2018

The threat of cyber-attack is increasing by the day and businesses across the world need to be aware that it’s quickly become a case of ‘when’ not ‘if’ an attack will happen.

When it comes to attack routes most people will be aware of the issues that surround weak passwords and the dangers of phishing attacks. But are you thinking about the more unusual techniques these threat actors utilise when considering your security?

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