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    1 in 3 employees has picked up bad cybersecurity habits since WFH

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    A new report from human layer security company Tessian reveals that most IT leaders (56%) believe their employees have picked up bad cybersecurity habits since working from home. As organisations make plans for the post-pandemic hybrid workforce, Tessian’s Back to Work Security Behaviors report reveals how security behaviours have shifted during the past year, the challenges as organisations transition […]

    How to create a cybersecurity risk assessment

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    By Barry O’Donnell, Chief Operating Officer at TSG… Most businesses will complete regular risk assessments as standard practice. They’re crucial to reducing the threat of financial or reputational loss and give you an overview of the high-risk areas you must address. One type of risk analysis that is critical but sometimes overlooked is a cybersecurity […]

    Four in five people are vulnerable to cyber attacks

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    New research from Tessian reveals the extent to which people post online and how hackers exploit this information for sophisticated social engineering attacks. The new report reveals that 84 per cent of people post information to their social media accounts every week, with two-fifths (42 per cent) posting every day, and are unknowingly giving away […]

    Half of workers admit to opening emails they consider suspicious

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    73% of workers extensively use their company-issued device for personal matters, with nearly two-thirds (60%) admitting to an increase in frequency since starting to work remote. That’s according to the Company-Issued Computers: What are Employees Really Doing with Them report from Mimecast, which says the most common activities were checking personal email (47%), carrying out financial […]

    40% of businesses sacked staff due to breach of security during Covid

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    39 per cent of UK business decision makers have admitted to dismissing staff members due to a breach of company cyber security policy since the start of the Covid-19 outbreak. That’s according to research from Centrify, which surveyed 200 UK business decision makers, revealing that almost two-thirds (65 per cent) of companies have made substantial changes to […]

    Is your company cyber security aware during lockdown?

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    UK businesses need to focus more on their cyber security during lockdown and be aware of the possible vulnerabilities of WFH (working from home) devices. That’s the message from Gauntlet Risk Management which recently commissioned a research survey into IT security practices during the Covid-19 pandemic. According to the results, 41% of those surveyed said […]

    Here are the 10 worst passwords you might be using – stop it

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    11 million Brits (21%) only use between one to three passwords for all their online accounts or profiles, 8% use the same password for everything and over a quarter (28%) use between four to six. That’s according to research from Insurance2go, which recently ran a poll to gain insight into why so many members of […]

    Do you use one of these passwords? Change it now

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    Brits have been urged to apply steps to stay safe online after results of the UK Cyber Survey exposed exploitable gaps in personal security knowledge. The polling was independently carried out on behalf of the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), a part of GCHQ, and Department for Digital, Media and Sport (DCMS). The findings, it is hoped, […]

    Still clueless about GDPR?

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    More than half of those surveyed revealed they don’t dispose of paper customer records securely and confidentially. Since the GDPR deadline in May 2018 we have been inundated with thousands of PAs that are yet to see their businesses change. This not only puts the personal data of millions of employees and customers at risk […]

    Give your staff better IT training to increase your cyber-security

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    We are always being warned about the risks of cyber-security and how it could destroy a company by gaining access to the internal computer networks. We often fall back on the fact that the IT department will be able to fix whatever nasty online bug has managed to infect our systems. However, what if the […]

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