How new regulations could shape the future of the Internet of Things (IoT)

The IoT is here to stay. And it’s growing. The IoT is predicted to grow to more than 64 billion devices by 2025, and as they become more integrated into our lives, we’re also giving them more access to our personal information. But IoT’s increasing popularity means cybercriminals are designing attacks to specifically target its […]

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GDPR – One year on

This year has demonstrated that protecting personal data continues to be a challenge for companies across the globe. Since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was introduced in May 2018, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has received an average of 1,000 data breach reports every month. There have been several high-profile data breaches. These include […]

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TSC featured on ITV’s Tonight show

In the run-up to last Christmas, The Security Company (TSC) featured in an episode of ITV’s Tonight show to help promote safe online shopping. The episode, titled Christmas Buyers Beware was presented by Adam Shaw and focussed on the risks of online shopping, the increase in fraud at that time of year, and how to […]

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The bigger picture – Attracting diversity in security

Attracting diversity in security Diversify and thrive Some say that the case for diversity in security no longer needs to be made. Becoming more inclusive has long since gone from being a ‘nice-to-see’ to a ‘must-have’. However, the discussion around the benefits of diversity in cybersecurity has been drowned out by a single clarion call […]

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Major new cybersecurity event announced

The organisers of France’s leading cybersecurity event, Les Assises de la Sécurité have announced an exciting prestigious conference for UK professionals. DG Consultants will launch Cyber Security Connect UK in association with The Security Awareness Special Interest Group (SASIG) later this year. The three-day event will feature keynote speeches from senior industry players, expert discussions and […]

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Was 2017 the Year of Ultimate Breaches?

Last year wasn’t exactly the poster child for good cybersecurity. Barely a month passed by without another data breach being reported. Large businesses and household names were victims of major cyber attacks, which affected millions of people as information was hacked, stolen or left unsecured. More personal data was compromised in the first half of […]

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Cybersecurity Glossary – Jargon Buster

We’ll be the first to admit that cybersecurity terminology can be a little tricky. So to help you stay cyber safe this Christmas we’ve created a Cybersecurity Glossary, below.  Anti-virus or antivirus Software designed to detect, stop and remove viruses. Cloud An online space where resources are stored so they can be accessed from anywhere […]

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Top 10 tips for cyber safety this Christmas

Keep it clean for cyber hygiene 1. Stay safe on social media Limit what you publish on social media and be aware of what access connected apps have to your personal information. Regularly review your privacy and security settings and use multi-factor authentication if available.   2. Be wary of public WiFi Check the network […]

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What happens to your data when it has been stolen

Why you should treat your personal data as a currency Criminals don’t need your money to profit from a scam. When you fill in personal details for freebies or competitions, you are supplying them with information. They could use this to build up a bigger picture for identity fraud, targeted social engineering attacks (such as […]

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