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Black Friday Survival Guide

Black Friday Survival Guide

Despite the fact that Black Friday originates in the US, it has become a significant event in the UK retail calendar. UK consumers will spend an estimated £6.2 billion over Black Friday and Cyber Monday with 88% of this spend expected to be online (PwC UK). So what is...

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What is Internet of Things and how secure is it?

What is Internet of Things and how secure is it?

Internet of Things, or ‘IoT’, is a term you have probably come across before. But what does it do? And what does it mean? “What is IoT?” is a popular Google search term, and the first thing that appears on our search suggestions in relation to IoT. Some well-known...

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No Longer Black or White

No Longer Black or White

Semiotics is the term used for the science of signs and how we create and communicate meaning. As human beings we are constantly trying to understand and develop the way we see the world, language is a crucial part of that. However, have you noticed the language used...

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Phishing Attacks during Covid-19

Phishing Attacks during Covid-19

The COVID pandemic has tested everyone; psychologically and physically but there are some people who have exploited it to make money and fame. Phishing is still one of the most common forms of cyber-crimes, but it is being merged with one of the most developing fields...

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Biometric Authentication – An Essential Guide

Biometric Authentication – An Essential Guide

What is Biometric Authentication? Biometric authentication is a method of verifying a user's identity using an inherence factor or something of 'who they are'. Physical identifiers can be fingerprints, facial features, iris or retina patterns and voice. Behavioural...

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What is Two-Factor Authentication?

What is Two-Factor Authentication?

Tips from our technical team -  Two-factor authentication, or 2FA as it's commonly abbreviated, adds an extra step to your basic log-in procedure for one of your online accounts. Without 2FA, you enter in your username and password, and then you're done. The password...

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The Essential Guide to Password Creation

The Essential Guide to Password Creation

Passwords are important. I can see you rolling your eyes, passwords are deadly boring and very annoying. You need a password to change your mind these days and each password is supposed to be different and unique. How is one supposed to remember them all? Just think...

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Who is the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)?

Who is the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)?

The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) is a government organization that helps protect the public and private sector from cyber threats and incidents. The NCSC’s target is to make the UK the safest place to live and work online. Whether it be the UK’s Critical...

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Where can I get reliable cyber security help and advice?

Where can I get reliable cyber security help and advice?

For many organisations, especially micro and small businesses, finding credible, understandable and helpful advice can be challenging.  The list below signposts to some of the trusted websites that can help you on your cyber journey. The National Cyber Security...

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What’s new with Cyber Essentials – July 2020

What’s new with Cyber Essentials – July 2020

What’s new with Cyber Essentials? You may already be aware that changes to the way the Cyber Essentials scheme is delivered came into effect on 1st April 2020.  But what exactly were those changes and what do they mean for your business? The UK Government has an...

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The importance of ensuring all devices are supported.

The importance of ensuring all devices are supported.

Tips from our technical team - The most common reason organisations fail their Cyber Essentials assessment is, somewhere within their business, equipment is being used whose software is no longer supported. This *unsupported equipment could be within your servers,...

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Working from home – securely!

Working from home – securely!

As outlined in our last blog, working from home has found a new lease of life since the Covid-19 pandemic forced the global lock down. Organisations which thought they couldn’t work from home, have been forced to adapt quickly and carry on with as close to normal...

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