Password psychology: why are people so lax with passwords? 

In 2004, Microsoft founder Bill Gates predicted that traditional passwords would soon be extinct. In some capacity Gates was correct; passwords have evolved into passphrases and incorporate anything from fingerprint scans to 2FA (2-Factor Authentication) to captcha-based logins. However, the password is still well and truly alive. What is becoming extinct however, is the seriousness […]

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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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Cybersecurity in the Metaverse: Part 2

In last month’s edition of The Insider, TSC took a deep dive into the metaverse and the various cybersecurity issues every single organisation needs to consider when using the platform. This is cybersecurity in the metaverse: Part 2. The metaverse is a massive technological leap and with it comes innovative new attack vectors. As a result, […]

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Password security advice: best tips for generating strong passwords 

In today’s online space, generating, managing, and remembering hundreds of passwords for accounts and websites is getting out of hand. Password generators, password managers and security advice are abundant and loud on the internet, so we thought we would do you a favour; TSC have put together the best security tips for generating and managing […]

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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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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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Ukraine vs Putin and cybersecurity – Part 1: An overview

The Putin versus Ukraine conflict has been building since 2014 after Russia invaded and annexed Ukraine’s southern territory, the Crimea. At the same time, Russian-backed separatists, formed the breakaway ‘nations’ of the Donetsk and Luhansk ‘people’s republics’, further encroaching on Ukraine’s sovereignty. The 2022 all-out invasion and outbreak of war in the region has led […]

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Cybersecurity in the Metaverse

In the summer of 2021, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg detailed a new focus for his social networking company; a $162 billion future that imagined human socialisation, business, leisure, and events in a virtual Metaverse.   Zuckerberg’s passion for a new virtual landscape was underpinned with the changing of his company name from Facebook to Meta. It […]

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