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How To Switch Your SSL Systems And Stay Secure

19.2.2018 by Jenn Granger

Secure websites are something we all take for granted. We can browse, click and buy almost everything and anything – from the kitchen sink to a brand new speedboat – online at any time. But this could all change with a new SSL update that rolls out in April. Symantec SSL certificates are about to be “distrusted” in a new version of Google Chrome out this spring. In 2018, everyone automatically expects SSL to be in place on eCommerce websites. We’ve all been about to buy something online and quickly backtracked when we can’t see that green safety padlock at…

What to expect from DDoS attacks in 2018

16.2.2018 by Jenn Granger

Your site is up and running – brilliant! The products are flying off your metaphorical shelves and the revenue is coming in, but suddenly things take a turn for the worse. Why has your site just crashed? DDoS attacks are…

Make the Internet a Safer Space for Your Family

6.2.2018 by Jenn Granger

Remember the days you knew you were in trouble if you were sent to bed before Corrie? In 2018, the only way to tell off the kids is to secretly change the Wi-Fi password. While those halcyon analogue days might…

Secure Your Business for Safer Internet Day

6.2.2018 by Jenn Granger

  The internet’s landscape is forever changing: there over 1.8 billion websites out there in the ether with this number growing every day. While it may seem baffling that babies born in the year 2000 are now fully-formed voting adults…

Stuck in a Loop of Cyber Blunders? Get Our Top Tech Tips

2.2.2018 by Al McCloud

Groundhog Day has come a long way from the pagan rituals and small pudgy rodents: if you didn’t go into work today armed with your best Bill Murray impression, who even are you? It’s on 2nd February we have a…

Cybersecurity Fines Will Soon Go From Thousands To Millions

26.1.2018 by Al McCloud

Carphone Warehouse has been issued a £4,000 penalty from the ICO. After GDPR, that could be a measly fee.  Are you at the top of your security game? Let’s pretend that you’re an awful, cavalier business owner who doesn’t care…

How Wireless Routers Were Hacked into a DDoS Army

17.1.2018 by Al McCloud

What the Huawei HG532 router teaches us about IoT security. Arguably the first ‘Internet of Things’ device was created back in 1991 at the University of Cambridge. It was called the ‘Trojan Room coffee pot’ – it was a camera,…

2017: A Year In Cybersecurity Breaches

29.11.2017 by Al McCloud

2017 has been a transformative year for cybersecurity. What was once the interest of a few professionals is now at the front of mind for every consumer who hands over personal information online. Because those who cannot remember the past…

Your GDPR Update: 216 Days To Go

20.10.2017 by Al McCloud

Time waits for no man, and data regulation waits for no business. There are just 216 days left to get your business from where it currently stands to a fully GDPR compliant, water-tight data processing machine. How ready are you?…

Your GDPR Update: 247 Days To Go

19.9.2017 by Al McCloud

With less than a year until your business needs to be GDPR compliant, we're starting a new series to keep you abreast of the latest developments. Your GDPR Update will provide the latest news in one short burst, to compliment…