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Ian Grey

Ian Grey
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WordPress has announced it will make all the websites hosted on their wordpress.com servers more secure. And they are doing it for free. 
Saturday, 02 April 2016 08:28

Don't get bitten by Bluetooth

I recently attended an event where the main speaker was from Action Fraud, the UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and cyber crime. One of his topics was on the way criminals use Bluetooth technology to get at your business and personal information.
Friday, 25 March 2016 17:16

What information do you need to protect?

Recent surveys of small businesses found that many don't consider the information they hold to be commercially sensitive. The reality is that most of the information a business holds is sensitive in some way, and if it was in the hands of a criminal or competitor there could be financial loss and damage to their brand reputation.
The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has the power to fine companies that fail to follow the Data Protection Act. Fines can be up to £500,000.
Using LinkedIn is a great way to increase your network and generate business. But there are people that use to get at details of your staff and clients.
Ransomware is used by criminals to encrypt your files and then demand payment to allow you to access them. This form of cyber attack is increasing, but you can protect yourself by following some simple guidelines.
Saturday, 27 February 2016 19:12

Making your phone battery last longer

The last thing you want on a busy day is for your phone to run out of power. Here are a few tips to make your battery last longer
There is good news with improved security measures for Instagram users and people who bank with HSBC. Phone users had some good and some bad news, and security issues were reported with websites, malware in Word files and a security system used to protect homes. The University of Greenwich had a data breach, a problem with an Adobe update resulted in files being deleted, and there is a phone scam to try and get you to install malware. 
Friday, 12 February 2016 18:46

Information and Cyber Security round up

Good news from Gmail, but not every cloud has a silver lining and Skype users are being targeted by criminals. And four days without computers for a large county council due to 'user error'. 
The Information Commissions Office has launched a self-assessment tool to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) assess their compliance with the Data Protection Act and the key obligations for processing their customers’ or clients’ personal information.
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