A cyber security checklist for businesses selling online
As sales grow online, criminals take advantage of the upsurge in traffic to eCommerce sites where customers share valuable information such as credit card details, email addresses, home addresses and more. Online merchants therefore need to understand the critical need for website security to protect sensitive data. However, research conducted by Tala Security highlights that 98% of Google Alexa’s top 1000 websites are lacking deployed client-side security measures.
A Black Friday checklist for businesses selling online
As we approach the end of November, the holiday shopping marathon season begins - starting with Black Friday. Black Friday and Cyber Monday mark the change in consumer behaviour as more than ever before, individuals prefer online transactions over traditional in-store purchases. Statistics indicate that Black Friday expenditure in the UK accounted for £1.49 billion in 2018.
Server misconfiguration can destroy your business
With the massive shift in hacking capabilities, it is crucial to be aware of the threat landscape that is changing and affecting SMEs in more ways than ever. The most common mistake we encounter is poorly managed or entirely unprotected servers; is your business serving data to hackers on a plate?
What is ransomware?
Ransomware is on the rise and wreaking havoc; in recent months US government institutions and universities have hit the headlines after a spate of attacks costing thousands to remedy. But it’s not just the US suffering - according to a study carried out by Databarracks, a third of UK businesses have been hit by ransomware in the past year. So what is ransomware and what should you do if you’re targeted?
Phishing scams: everything you need to know
The first phishing attack was reported in 1996 when criminals contacted AOL customers via email asking them to confirm their passwords. From that moment, phishing scams have improved in sophistication and are one of the most commonly used social engineering scams to date because sadly, they work.
It takes more than complying with GDPR regulations to protect against data breaches
It takes more than complying with GDPR to protect against data breaches
Netflix, Spotify & EA: discover the most ‘cyber-attacked’ brands
The number of high-profile data breaches hitting the headlines has made the public more conscious about the security of their online data and personal information than ever before. In order to get a better idea of where consumer data may be vulnerable to theft, we wanted to investigate the brands most commonly ‘attacked’ by cyber criminals.
How to identify a malicious website
Malicious websites come in two forms; they host malware or are used to phish for sensitive information, tricking users into revealing sensitive data such as login credentials for online banking websites. But when a website looks legitimate, what should you look out for?