View Is your data backup creating a false sense of security?

Is your data backup creating a false sense of security?

Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, the world has seen a massive increase in cyber-crime. Attacks against banks and financial institutions, for example, are up 238%. No one is immune. Cyber-attacks against schools, hospitals and other public institutions have skyrocketed. Just one-hour’s downtime can cost the average medium-sized business over £60,000. The ability to…

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View Supply chain attacks set to increase in 2020

Supply chain attacks set to increase in 2020

Supply chain attacks were up 78% in 20191. Research by cyber-security company CrowdStrike, found that two-thirds of businesses had suffered a supply chain software attack during 20182. It’s a trend that looks set to continue during 2020. After all, why attack a well-protected target directly when you can bypass its security altogether? What is a…

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View Time is running out – so face The 2020 Problem like a hero

Time is running out – so face The 2020 Problem like a hero

In January, Microsoft is killing Windows 7. Shame, as it was a great operating system. Popular yet ageing badly. When Microsoft abandons an operating system (officially called end of life), it stops updating it, or fixing it when it breaks. We are pretty sure that hackers who have already discovered bugs they can exploit, are…

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View Are you ready to defend BlueKeep from attack?

Are you ready to defend BlueKeep from attack?

The WannaCry ransomware attack of May 2017 cost the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) over £100 million and the cancellation of 19,000 appointments. The ransomware also caused chaos for the French motor industry and German railways. A report by the National Audit Office (NAO) said, “The WannaCry attack was relatively unsophisticated and could have been…

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Security first

The technology landscape is always changing. Its inhabitants evolve and predators adapt. In order to survive, organisations and individuals must adopt a security first mentality. For organisations, security cannot be an afterthought. Instead, it must be planned and built into the fabric of your IT infrastructure. You also need clear security policies that are regularly…

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View GDPR and cyber security readiness

GDPR and cyber security readiness

Media hype around GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) has produced considerably more heat than light. GDPR is the European Union’s replacement for things like the UK’s Data Protection Act (1998). The new regulations come into effect 25th May 2018. All companies wishing to trade with the EU must be GDPR compliant. The UK will adopt…

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View How good is your cyber security, really? Get a Cyber Security Assessment

How good is your cyber security, really? Get a Cyber Security Assessment

  Hitchin, UK, February 2018 – Today, a data breach, ransomware attack or IT systems failure can seriously damage an organisation’s ability to operate. It can even cause organisations to close down. However, surprisingly few organisations take even rudimentary precautions to protect their IT infrastructure and valuable data. Instead, they use weak passwords, share user…

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Cyber Essentials certification

Cyber Essentials certification for Modern Networks Modern Networks is pleased to announce that we have gained our Cyber Essentials certification for 2018. Introduced by the UK Government in 2014, the Cyber Essentials scheme is designed to help organisations better protect themselves from the most common cyber threats. Cyber Essentials certification has a number of benefits,…

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View The little book of network security available now

The little book of network security available now

Hitchin, UK – According to Government statistics, half of all UK businesses suffered a data breach or cyber attack in the past 12 months. It’s estimated that cyber crime cost UK businesses a staggering £34.1 billion during 2016. The reason cyber crime has reached such epidemic proportions is easily explained: profit. The average ransomware attack…

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