Cyber Insurance: Why are companies getting rejected? And how to get accepted

If you are operating as a business in 2022 without cybersecurity insurance, you could potentially be leaving yourself open to huge ramifications if a breach should occur. Cyber insurance is part of a sensible integrated cybersecurity approach, but it is also important to remember that cyber insurance alone does not reduce your cyber risk. However, as […]

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How to encourage effective cybersecurity behaviour changes in the workplace 

Behaviour change in cybersecurity is paramount to building a strong security culture in any organisation. It cannot be seen as a one and done project to be truly effective, as continued and targeted behavioural training and development produces the best results.  When employees are only given infrequent training, once or twice a year, you are […]

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Would you let a learner loose in a Tesla?

IT Security Managers, Chief Information Security Officers and Information Security Officers, will all be involved in the evaluation, selection and implementation of hardware and software products and services in their organisations. This is common practice, and many organisations are members of organisations such as ISACA or the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) which provide support, […]

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Experts and novices – the challenges and dilemmas

Chief Information Security Officers, Information Security Officers, Data Protection Officers, Data Analysts and all associated professionals have developed expertise in their specialist field and by definition, are able to think effectively about problems in those areas. The challenge is presented when ‘experts’ in a field are required to educate the ‘novices’ entering the organisation or […]

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How to make cybersecurity training more fun

The importance of cybersecurity has elevated to the next level after the dramatic changes in our working patterns due to the pandemic. The world has never been more reliant on internet technology, which now resides on less secure home networks. One line of defence against cyber threats is, of course, ensuring your employees are appropriately […]

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How to consider age in creating a stronger cybersecurity culture

In order to build an effective cybersecurity culture, a mix of technical and human aspects need to be considered. One aspect that’s not always taken under consideration is employee age. Most organisations are staffed by employees drawn from many different demographics and age groups. With a third of senior citizens now planning to continue working […]

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“Mr Ransomware is knocking on the door,” says the man responsible for keeping £57bn of people’s money safe

We recently had the opportunity to speak with Simon Mair, Head of Information Security and Data Privacy, at Brewin Dolphin on their approach to cybersecurity threats. Brewin Dolphin is a financial advice and investment firm with 80,000 clients in the UK, Ireland and Jersey. It has around £57 billion of funds under management. Simon and […]

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Simply having a wonderful Christmas time!… (especially cybercriminals)

Christmas is the time to celebrate with family and friends. But it’s also prime time for cybercriminals. Have a cyber secure Christmas by following this advice. As the year ends, our spending skyrockets as we look for those perfect Christmas presents and seek out sales bargains. The triple treat of Christmas, Black Friday and Cyber […]

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Be on guard this festive season

The festive period is a wonderful time of year, but along with the festive cheer comes an increased risk of cybercrime. Gift your employees a Christmas cybersecurity awareness campaign! The last 19 months have certainly been a roller coaster. We have been hit by a global pandemic, endured multiple lockdowns, seen supermarket shelves stripped bare […]

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Cyber Security Awareness Month 2021: Make this year count

Cyber Security Awareness Month 2021 is here. And it’s time to seize the opportunity. As technology continues to advance, the line separating our online lives from our offline, (real) ones becomes more blurred. This has had tremendous positive impacts on our day-to-day lives in so many ways. For example, making things faster, cheaper, and more […]

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