Apple Passkeys: Is this the end of passwords? 

Apple is going in full hog in the battle against passwords with the introduction of passkeys. However, in an unexpected alliance, the willingness of other companies to also eradicate passwords may signal its end … for good!  What are Apple Passkeys?  This week, during Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC), Apple revealed a new login scheme […]

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How do we guard against human error without limiting employee efficiency and productivity?

According to data revealed in Verizon’s 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report, 21% of data breaches can be traced back to a human error, this was only second to phishing/malware, which sits at 31% of data breaches.   Employees continue to make mistakes, with many not realising how damaging and dangerous the ramifications can be for an […]

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The GDPR: past, present, and future… 

From humble beginnings in May 2018, when a pharmacy in North London was fined £275,000 for carelessly storing documents containing patient data… fast forward to May 2022, where we now see huge fines across most sectors. It is fair to say that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is among the world’s toughest data protection […]

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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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Data classification and its continued importance to data security 

Information security is not just a legal requirement, it is necessary to maintain an organisation’s reputation, trust, and profitability. Data classification is and remains a vital aspect of data security for every organisation. Evolving technology results in more ways for data to be created, shared, and stored. And while it may be easier (and cheaper) to […]

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The differences between free and paid cybersecurity awareness training 

Would you implement free security software organisation wide? No? Then why would you opt for free cybersecurity awareness training?  Cybersecurity awareness training must be a staple in the development and learning for employees in each and every single industry. Cyber criminals and hackers are always looking for vulnerabilities and weak points to exploit, regardless of […]

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Cybernews interviews our Managing Director: “to establish a strong cybersecurity culture, clear communication is key”

“Regurgitating knowledge alone does not equate to improved security behaviours”. With remote working models becoming the new normal in the post-pandemic world, cybercriminals emerge, seeking to exploit new vulnerabilities. And organizations need to take action. One of the best preventative measures that companies can take is to provide quality cybersecurity training for their employees. Numerous […]

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Cyber spotlight – Events in March 2022

This is a monthly feature which will summarise cyber attacks and data breaches which occurred during the month, in this instance March 2022 During March there have been continued prolific information and cyber attacks affecting a full range of sectors. This month’s news roundup highlights some of these, from ransomware attacks on mental health charities […]

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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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“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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