Security

Cyber Security Threats 2018 and How to Stay Secure

Cyber Security Threats 2018 and How to Stay Secure

Cyber security has consistently hit the headlines during 2017, especially the spate of large-scale WannaCry and Petya ransomware attacks. There have also been some notable hacks on businesses and government systems too, including the theft by North Korea of the US and South Korea’s war plans. Predictions for 2018, continue to be gloomy, with the …

7 Things You Need to Check When Choosing a WordPress Plugin

7 Things You Need to Check When Choosing a WordPress Plugin

With over 50,000 free WordPress plugins to choose from, it often feels like we are spoiled for choice. However, as an open-source platform, anyone can create a plugin and whilst some developers are seasoned experts, others have a far more limited understanding of a user’s needs. This means there is a huge variation in the …

How the New General Data Protection Regulations Affect Online Business

How the New General Data Protection Regulations Affect Online Business

Running an online business is difficult enough but it is going to get a little more challenging once the new data protection laws come into effect on the 25th May 2018. The new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) are designed to give individuals more rights over their data and ensure that data is better protected …

Small Business Guide to Network Security Planning

Small Business Guide to Network Security Planning

Businesses rely on their networks for their most critical operations and with so much at risk, especially with the increase in cyberattacks, it’s essential you have a comprehensive plan in place for your protection. In this post, we’ll look at how to create a small businesses network security plan that’s fit for purpose.   Why …

WannaCry: Autopsy of Ransomware

WannaCry: Autopsy of Ransomware

In a twist of irony, the global spread of WannaCry, the malware that recently attacked the NHS, was caused by spying tools leaked from the US’ National Security Agency (NSA). Highly infectious, WannaCry (also known as WannaCryptor and WCry) spread to at least 150 countries within a few hours. According to antivirus company, Avast, it …

SSL Essential Now Google Warn Users of Non-Secure Websites

SSL Essential Now Google Warn Users of Non-Secure Websites

Do you use HTTPs encryption on your website? If not, it might be time for an urgent rethink. From the start of 2017, Google’s Chrome browser will begin to warn visitors that sites which collect personal information but do not have encryption are not secure. This could cause customers that have shopped happily with you in …

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