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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 …

Cyber Security Threats 2017 – How to Protect your Website

Cyber Security Threats 2017 – How to Protect your Website

For those of you who thought we were winning the battle against cybercriminals, think again.  2016 saw a huge increase in cyber-attacks, including the biggest attack in history which brought down much of the US internet. The outlook for 2017 looks just as pessimistic – not just because of an increase in attacks but also …

8 Ways to Defend Your Business from Ransomware Attacks

8 Ways to Defend Your Business from Ransomware Attacks

Ransomware is on the rise. According to Symantec, there was 35% increase in ransomware attacks in 2015 and this figure is set to rise again in 2016. In the past, ransomware was primarily aimed at Windows-based machines, targeting personal and office computers: now, however, those who develop the software have begun to make versions that …

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