Simulation training in cybersecurity: scenario-based training is crucial to behaviour change 

What better method is there to train your employees for the cyber risks they face every day than cybersecurity simulation training?  Simulated training based on potential scenarios accurately emulates real world IT threats and pitfalls, whilst testing how your employees – and your organisation as a whole – deal with and report cyberattacks. When we […]

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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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“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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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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Christmas 2021 — (we can’t be the first to mention it, surely?!)

Now is the time to plan your festive cybersecurity campaign Just as we thought it safe to look up after Cyber Security Month (CSM), Christmas is waving at us from the horizon. The festive season is a good opportunity to raise awareness among employees and remind them of the importance of cyber-vigilance. After all, looking […]

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Is cybersecurity awareness important these days?

Some think technology solves all. But even today safety technology-laden cars need a human with enough roadcraft to make them deliver all they can. Firewalls are becoming more sophisticated and AI integration into cybersecurity is more effective than ever before. But does this mean we can relax, put our feet up and forget about training […]

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Build a cybersecurity awareness programme that really works

An effective cybersecurity awareness programme is crucial to the success of CISOs and IT teams. Convincing staff at all levels of the importance of security and the essential proactive steps to take is key to success. But if you’re involved in ensuring the smooth deployment of a cybersecurity awareness programme you will be acutely aware […]

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