Posts In: Security

Why don’t people use password managers?

30th September 2020 Security, Technology

People don’t see why they need a password manager to store a few passwords for all their accounts nor know the risks associated with poor password hygiene. Clearly, there is a need for effective education if more people are to adopt these tools.

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Microsoft 365 Tips and Tricks

29th September 2020 Security

Microsoft 365 is now a widely used cloud-based suite with over a million companies worldwide taking advantage of its productivity-enhancing capabilities.

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What would you class as a good business opportunity?

21st August 2020 Brigantia, Data Protection, Security

There are three key points to making an opportunity “good”:
1. Your prospective clients need what you can provide.
2. Your prospective clients can afford what you can provide.
3. The service / product is something that you can provide competitively whilst making money.

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Rollover or Double-Down?

17th August 2020 Brigantia, Security, Technology

You are faced with a choice: you can either stick to your current business model, accept your lot, and get ready to tighten your belt: or you double-down, work out other income streams and try to more than make up for your reduced core business.

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What is selling in the new normal?

It would seem that cyber criminals are rather opportunistic by nature and have seen the chaos that the pandemic has left in its wake as a chance to get a better return upon their “investments”, and have expanded operations and increased their efforts accordingly.

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Office 365 Monitoring

30th March 2020 Brigantia, Security, Technology

Bluedog Office 365 Monitoring – Protecting Office 365 from Malicious Attacks  The advice from the government is to work from home where we can. This brings security challenges and hackers will make…

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May you live in interesting times

“May you live in interesting times” is an English expression which purports to be a translation of a traditional Chinese curse. While seemingly a blessing,…

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How to keep your business secure during a crisis

At the time of writing this the official figures for confirmed Coronavirus cases is 45,204; 4,985 people have recovered and 1,116 have died. These are…

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Human Error

“Well, I don’t think there is any question about it. It can only be attributable to human error. This sort of thing has cropped up…

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Travelex becomes the latest victim of computer criminal behaviour

3rd January 2020 Brigantia, Data Protection, Security

Angus Shaw In March 2018 Travelex managed to leak around 17,000 people’s data. These unfortunate data subjects were all Tesco Bank customers; the data leaked…

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Why do people click on phishing links so quickly?

2nd December 2019 Brigantia, Data Protection, Security

Chloe Schofield Someone asked me a question at a cybersecurity seminar recently. “What do you think has been the single biggest change to the business…

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Does your business need a guardian angel?

19th November 2019 Brigantia, Data Protection, Security

“Firewalls and endpoint protection which SMBs have traditionally relied on are no longer adequate as experienced hackers can easily find ways round them.” – Tim…

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MailSentry

26th September 2019 Brigantia, Data Protection, Security

First of all, I would like to introduce myself to those of you reading this who may not know who I am. My name is…

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Data protection just took on a whole new level of seriousness

2nd August 2019 Brigantia, Data Protection, GDPR, Security

Mustafa Kasim of Palmer’s Green recently became the first person to be sent to prison following an investigation by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). Kasim…

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Time to take data security seriously?

The news of British Airways’ massive data breaches and the equally massive fines from the ICO are a clear sign of what is to come…

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Business vs Hackers

14th February 2019 Brigantia, Security, Technology

There are two things in the media a lot these days: Which companies have been hacked and the GDPR impact as a result of these…

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Why wait until the horse has bolted before you close the gate?

9th October 2018 Security

As you have probably seen recently, Heathrow Airport recently had a data breach in the form of a USB stick that had been lost somewhere…

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Some thoughts on the Facebook Data Breach

3rd October 2018 Security

Facebook doesn’t seem to get into the news for anything good. From Cambridge Analytica and election engineering through to how it targets its users in…

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Heimdal Security to launch Infinity Management to the UK Channel

24th September 2018 Security

For those of you who know me, whether in a business environment or in a personal capacity, you will know that I am very passionate…

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The threats evolve: how can a business stay safe?

8th September 2018 Security

The latest in the evolution of malware specifically targets the Telecom Sector and wreaks about as much havoc as you would expect in these interesting…

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Staff – the best and last line of security defence

5th September 2018 Security

We have all heard the phrase “the security landscape is always changing”, yet so many of us still believe that technology alone can protect our…

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National Cyber Security Centre Guidance

5th September 2018 Security

Within GCHQ, there is a division called the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). Given that GCHQ is the UK equivalent of the NSA, you can…

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Keep Your Friends Close…

24th August 2018 Security

Have you ever wondered where the bad guys that use ransomware and other malicious code actually get it all from? The options are pretty limited:…

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The Fine Line Between Paranoia and Behaving Responsibly

16th August 2018 Security

We all know that there exists some kind of computer thing that we don’t want called ransomware. We also know that there is a complicated…

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Cloud Computing – the Big Question is WHY?

13th July 2018 Security

Other than a vague feeling that cloud computing is the future, do you really know why your next server should be cloud-based? Sure, it is…

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Phishing can be Phun

9th July 2018 Security

As a business, you have a choice of two different ways to teach your staff about Phishing. One of them will be VERY expensive. Phish…

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Great security only works if it is switched on

9th July 2018 Security

Securing your client’s network against their staff OK, let’s be honest about this, this article is all about how Heimdal Security has the power to…

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Patching the Humans

19th June 2018 Security

How to train your staff how to spot Phishing emails You’ve worked hard, and you have your IT security pretty well locked down: your network…

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Did you know that UK companies must have a disaster recovery plan under GDPR legislation which comes into force on 25th May?

6th April 2018 Security

In the dry, legal jargon used in the text of the Data Protection Bill (the UK’s enactment of GDPR): “…the controller or the processor must,…

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Popcorn Training launches GDPR and PII training videos

4th April 2018 Security

Why training is needed: Training is key to GDPR as if your staff doesn’t know and understand how to work in a compliant way, then…

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Stay Lucky!

12th March 2018 Security

Back when people did not really understand much of the world around them, a lot believed that carrying a rabbit’s foot would bring them good…

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Why was 2017 the ‘year of acceptance’ for cybercrime?

16th January 2018 Security

2016, early last year, was declared the ‘year of ransomware’. At the time, it saw the largest growth in ransomware attacks the world had ever…

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The NHS Attack That Never Actually Happened

21st June 2017 Security

Unless you live under a rock, for those of us who operate in The Channel, you will be aware of the hugely successful hack carried…

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Heimdal Security launches new artificial intelligence technology

25th May 2017 Security

Brigantia has always ensured that we are supplying our partners with the highest level of cyber protection possible and this has led to the development…

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NHS crippled by cyberattacks… Some thoughts from the Brigantia Partner Support Team

14th May 2017 Security

No doubt you’ve read the recent news that NHS services across England have been hit by a large-scale cyberattack and they have elected to protect…

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Why are schools so much more vulnerable to ransomware?

6th March 2017 Security

It is not news to anyone who reads my posts that cybersecurity is one of the most important elements of any business strategy in this…

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