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It is said that nothing is ever completely secure and Mr Sima can prove to you how easy it is to acquire private information. It is very scary how easy it is now for someone to get into your systems and access private information. This article describes how a professional pen tester, also known as an ethical hacker, finds what he […]

A short video about the risks of using public WiFi.

Public WiFi networks in places such as coff­ee shops, pubs, airports or hotels, are often unsecured connections which can expose personal data and leave devices open to online threats such as malware, spyware and cyber-snooping.

If you are struggling to create strong passwords you can remember then this video suggests a solution.

In our most-likely scenario, we estimate the cost of cyber crime to the UK to be £27bn per annum. A significant proportion of this cost comes from the theft of IP from UK businesses, which we estimate at £9.2bn per annum. In all probability, and in line with our worst-case scenarios, the real impact of cyber crime is likely to […]

Ever wondered what it is like to be hacked and what happens? Here is a story about a company that was hacked and how it took them 12 months to recover. Distribute.IT is a cloud-based web server hosting company, distributing SSL certificates and SMS services. They went through an incredibly destructive 2 weeks as they got hacked by an anonymous […]

A digital footprint is the data that’s left behind whenever you use a digital service. Whether you access the internet using a mobile phone, tablet or laptop, each time you go online, you’re leaving a trail of information behind you. Digital footprints are created in two ways: passively and actively. A passive footprint is created when your data is collected, […]

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a broad area that is attracting much discussion. Wikipedia starts its IoT definition as follows: ‘the network of physical objects or “things” embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and connectivity to enable objects to exchange data with the manufacturer, operator and/or other connected devices….’ Such capabilities are nothing new. However, three things are happening that […]

The government has announced that there will be a grant of £5000 that can be obtained by small businesses to boost their cyber security. The launch of the voucher scheme is part of a package of initiatives designed to increase the resilience of UK businesses to cyber-attacks. The package also includes a new online learning and careers hub to help […]

A digital footprint is the data that’s left behind whenever you use a digital service, or whenever someone posts information about you onto a digital forum, such as a social network. Having a digital footprint is normal – they’re very difficult to avoid. Given that your digital footprint is publicly accessible, we recommend you know exactly what it looks like […]