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Top Threats 2018

Cyber Threats & Technology Tips That Your Business Can’t Ignore

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 11:25

2018 has seen a number of new threats introduced into the cyberscape as well as an evolution of traditional threats. This means businesses need to be more prepared than ever for a data breach and...

Read More Tags: Advanced Threat Protection Cyber-attacks Cyber Security GDPR Phishing
Phishing with Invisible Ink

Phishing with Invisible Ink

Monday, October 29, 2018 - 16:36

By Dr. Guy Bunker
You might remember as a child, there was a revelation…invisible ink. Whether it was lemon juice, or the more modern (and frankly less messy) pen with UV light, there was suddenly...

Read More Tags: Phishing Cyber-attacks Data Loss Prevention
Email phishing: #1 Cyber security threat

#1 Cyber security threat: Protecting your organization against email based attacks

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 14:16

On Friday 12th May last year, a global ransomware attack, aptly named WannaCry, infected over 200,000 computers in at least 100 countries. It began with an email at roughly 8:30am London time. By...

Read More Tags: Cyber Security Email Security Encryption Inbound Threats Phishing

Stop Cyber Attacks before they start: Data Harvesting and Targeting

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 08:37

The Greek philosopher Plato wrote that “the beginning is the most important part of the work.” The great American statesman, scientist, and philosopher Benjamin Franklin similarly emphasized the...

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malware in documents

The hidden dangers lurking inside public sector documents

Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 12:30


Recently, President Obama reiterated a national commitment to securing Americans’ data under the Cyber Security National Action plan, acknowledging that while connecting online has given us all...

Read More Tags: Adaptive Redaction Data Loss Prevention Compliance Malware Phishing Information Governance
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March Madness Challenge for Cybersecurity Professionals

Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 12:35


Let the madness begin! The NCAA Basketball “madness” is different for everyone. Some experience the madness after a gut-wrenching triple overtime victory by their alma mater, while others after a...

Read More Tags: Data Loss Prevention Email Security IT Security Internal Threats Phishing
who is looking at you?

Malware in attachments - stop them striking your organization

Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 17:34


Recently, we have been hearing from our customers and partners of a concerning increase in the number of sophisticated malware attacks which are striking organizations. These are not simple attacks...

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Still phishing

Top Ten Recipes for Phish

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 14:05


Last week I gave thought as to why even the smartest people fall for phishing, and promised I would provide some additional thoughts on how to prevent yourself from being phished.
Here goes…
The...

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