Entries by Mike Casey

Remote Workers Failing on Password Security

Remote workers may be exposing their personal and business accounts to the risk of takeover because of poor password security, according to new studies released on World Password Day. The annual event exists to remind users of the importance of using strong, unique credentials – ideally in combination with multi-factor authentication (MFA) – and storing them […]

Public Sector Ransomware Attacks Rage On

To pay or not to pay continues to be the question as ransomware targets cities, even amid COVID-19. To pay or not to pay? That is the question many public-sector organizations must grapple with when faced with a complex ransomware attack – even while the COVID-19 pandemic rages on around them. Ransomware attacks to municipal, […]

Salt Bugs Allow Full RCE as Root on Cloud Servers

Researchers say the bugs are easy to exploit and will likely be weaponized within a day. The open-source Salt management framework contains high-severity security vulnerabilities that allow full remote code execution as root on servers in data centres and cloud environments. And in-the-wild attacks are expected imminently. According to F-Secure researchers, the framework, authored by […]

The Fort of Cyber Security – What is Ransomware?

How to protect your business against Ransomware What exactly is Ransomware? Ransomware is a form of malicious software. Which locks and encrypts your computer or device data, then demands a ransom to restore your access. The cybercriminal uses your own information against you, the files are still on your computer, however, they’re all encrypted and […]

Mobile Industry Teams Up to Deny #COVID19 Smishers

The UK’s mobile and finance industries have teamed up with GCHQ’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) to better detect and block SMS phishing attempts designed to capitalize on the COVID-19 crisis. Known as smishing, these attacks use similar social engineering and spoofing techniques as phishing emails but arrive as texts, tricking users into clicking on malicious links […]

Most Remote Workers Have Received No Security Training for a Year

Two-thirds of remote workers in the UK haven’t received cybersecurity training over the past year, raising fears that they may be more susceptible to attacks as hackers adapt their tactics during the current crisis. Norwegian app security firm Promon polled 2000 remote workers to better assess where organizations may be exposed during the pandemic. It found that, […]

Communication is Key

Communication is Key.   For any business owner or manager, there is always the worry that employees aren’t as productive working from home as they would be if they were in the office. With internal communication being such a critical aspect to any business; if you don’t know what’s going on things can start to […]

Making sure your team can work safely & efficiently

Let us guide your business to Remote Working!   Protect your business at all times. Protecting your business from cyber-crime should always be your biggest priority. You’ve probably got security covered in your office already – all of your computers have anti-virus software; you use a secure VPN and your data is stored away safely. […]