I’m “only” from Staffordshire – the cybersecurity delusion

Tasha Horton Cybersecurity

As IT security specialists in Staffordshire when we broach the subject of cybersecurity we very often hear the same excuse. “Oh, but we’re only from Staffordshire, we’re not in danger.” Does that sound anything like you? Unfortunately, that’s a wide-reaching and damaging delusion. We have a tendency to feel that other, bigger, farther away businesses in say London will be …

The 12 days of cybersecurity

The 12 days of cybersecurity (Christmas)

Tasha Horton Cybersecurity

Christmas is almost here, and we don’t want to drag the mood down with a depressing blog about cybersecurity so we thought we’d dress it up in a Christmas song to make it a bit more fun. Now we’re not poets or musicians so bear with our badly worded, non-rhyming take on the 12 days of Christmas. 12 “gifts” hackers …

A Dark Web. A spiders web in some long grass surrounded by darkness

Are your passwords on the Dark Web?

Tasha Horton Cybersecurity

The Dark Web The Dark Web is the corrupt underbelly of the Web, it’s the seedy, murky side you wouldn’t ever visit. You need specialist software to even access it and you wouldn’t want to go there. Its where illegal proceedings occur, and cybercriminals hang out. As a respected business owner you wouldn’t go there so are probably wondering why …

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Why should I be Cyber Essentials Compliant?

Tasha Horton Cybersecurity

What exactly is Cyber Essentials? The governments National Cyber Security Centre put together Cyber Essentials in 2013. It came about to address the calls for standardisation of expectations for cybersecurity in business. The aim of Cyber Essentials is not only to protect your business from cyber-attacks but to reassure your customers and stakeholders that you’ve implemented the most important and …

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Cybersecurity jargon buster

Tasha Horton Cybersecurity, Hardware, Software

You’ve probably heard a lot about cybersecurity lately. Since the major cyber-attack on the NHS, there seems to have been an outpouring of publicised cyber-attacks on large and small businesses alike. Just in the last few weeks Superdrug, British Airways and Bristol Airport have all been hit with some form of cyber-attack. Although it can be scary to hear about …

What to do in a serious data breach

Paul Webster Advice, Cybersecurity

In today’s computerised world, serious data breaches are becoming all too common. It’s becoming a case of “if” not “when” as cyber-attacks sky rocket. Over the past few years, many organisations have fallen victim to these lapses in security; including public institutions like the NHS. It’s essential to know what to do should the worst happen, so here are a …