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Should we plan for a Cyber Attack?

The bad guys are getting smarter. With all the best will in the world and all the tools at your disposal an incident is inevitable. Planning properly for such a Cyber Attack and putting in place contingency plans is a critical area of Cyber Security that is often ignored. The Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2016 reported that only 10% of UK business overall have a…

Cyber Security Risks

How do I test the Cyber Security defences of my business?

Jun 8th, 2016 Data Breach, Network Security, Secure Configuration James Gillies

There are a few approaches for testing your Cyber Security defences your business can take if you are not already doing so. Introduce Vulnerability Assessments to the organisation. Employ a 3rd┬áparty to probe your internet-facing perimeter to discover weaknesses that a hacker could exploit, which could lead to a data breach. Having sealed up the cracks, repeat the process at least quarterly if not monthly…

Insecure Passwords

Why should I use strong passwords and does it really matter?

Anyone who has some form of online presence will have logins and passwords for various systems that they connect to. Almost all systems that you log into now are on the internet and a great deal of them store a lot of personal information about you, such as your date of birth, home address, credit card details and so on. It has also become routine…

Panama City

How can we prevent a Panama Papers hack?

Apr 27th, 2016 Data Breach James Gillies

Recent and ongoing bad press for the island means that we can no longer have a blinkered approach to IT or data security. Events in Panama April 2016, when corporate services provider Mossack Fonseca suffered an email hack (known thereafter as the Panama Papers hack) and subsequent data leak of 11.5 million confidential documents, highlight potential cyber security threats to Jersey businesses that have any…

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