13 Tips to Prevent Cyber Attacks on Businesses

August 31, 2021By Andrew RadfordCyber Security, Ransomware, Technology

As companies continue to expand remote working operations, they must re-evaluate security weaknesses to prevent cyber attacks and data theft. The speed at which organisations have transitioned to cloud services has also spawned new challenges in protecting vital business information. The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed gaps in security that few could have predicted. These gaps … Read More

11 Common Social Engineering Techniques Revealed

August 30, 2021By Andrew RadfordCyber Security

Cybercriminals use several common social engineering techniques to manipulate an individual to divulge confidential information or provide system access. Although some of these techniques appear quite simple and easy to identify, others are far more complex and sophisticated. The challenge for businesses is that it only takes one moment’s lack of concentration by a single … Read More

7 Reasons BYOD Is a Security Nightmare

July 29, 2021By Andrew RadfordEndpoint Security

In an ideal world, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is a good idea; letting staff use their personal devices for work can save businesses a fortune in device hardware costs of mobile phones and laptops. The problem we are now facing is that BYOD presents serious security challenges. With phishing, malware, and ransomware on the … Read More

4 Popular Security Suites For Small Businesses

June 30, 2021By Andrew RadfordCyber Security

The threat landscape is ever-changing, and so your security software must keep up. The best security suites for small businesses offers a plethora of different features to keep your business safe from a wide range of cyberattacks. It’s no longer just about virus defence. Ransomware is now considered a significant threat, with many attacks against … Read More

Ransomware as a Service: Beginning of The End?

June 27, 2021By Andrew RadfordCyber Security

2020 was a lucrative year for cybercriminals, who thrived while businesses struggled to adapt to new working conditions and remote configurations. Hackers were able to attack larger targets and demand more money using ransomware. We have seen the rise of Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS), which flourishes in underground forums. Ransomware operations are becoming an all-too-successful enterprise on … Read More

6 Cybercriminal Gangs Causing Havoc Worldwide

June 21, 2021By Andrew RadfordCyber Security

Cybercriminal gangs have been in operation for decades but have become an increasingly sophisticated threat that challenges every organisation, no matter the size or the sensitivity of its data. There is a worrying trend emerging whereby smaller cybercriminal gangs are banding together to form more prominent organisations. Some operate privately, while others offer to sell … Read More

5 Common Phishing Attacks That Can Impact Your Business

May 27, 2021By Andrew RadfordCyber Security

Cybercriminals use phishing attacks to gather sensitive data or system access details before beginning their main offensive. What usually follows is a well-targeted ransomware attack or the theft of valuable data to be sold on the dark web. As a business owner, it is vital to educate both staff and yourself on the most common phishing attacks that … Read More