Posts In: Security

Why people don’t want to do their training and how to get around it

11th November 2021 Security

There are very few people in this world that think, “Oh goody! My next security training module now needs doing.”

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GCHQ – Cyber Most Likely Crime

“Here in the UK the crime you’re most likely to suffer is a cyber-crime” - Sir Jeremy Fleming, GCHQ Director.

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GCHQ – Ransomware doubles in past year

Why have ransomware attacks increased so much? The answer is quite simple: it is very effective.

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Microsoft’s Passwordless Login – Are You Sure?

14th October 2021 Security, Technology

If you want proper passwordless technology then you need to use Keeper. You log into Keeper and then every other login that you need to do is done for you. This includes any 2FA that may have otherwise slowed you down.

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Interpol on Cybercrime in the Current Pandemic

8th October 2021 Brigantia, Security

“Cybercriminals are developing and boosting their attacks at an alarming pace, exploiting the fear and uncertainty caused by the unstable social and economic situation created by COVID-19.” Jürgen Stock, INTERPOL Secretary General

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Stop adding the wrong layers!

28th July 2021 Security

Balance is key to mitigating cyber threats, in particular a balance between having reactive based detection layers and proactive layers. Have too many reactive layers?...

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Welcome to Heimdal’s New Channel Partner Programmes

20th July 2021 Brigantia, Security

Brigantia is proudly Heimdal’s Master Distributor for the UK & Ireland. Brigantia, back in 2016, was hugely impressed by the unique nature of Heimdal’s technology which was built...

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Final nail in the coffin for agent based RMM?

19th July 2021 Security

As you are probably aware, Kaseya has become the latest Remote Management and Monitoring (RMM) solution to suffer a ransomware attack. The previous attack on an RMM on a similar scale was Connectwise Automate. There was also the Solarwinds Orion hack, another monitoring tool heavily used by many MSPs.

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Hornetsecurity launch 365 Total Backup!

15th July 2021 Security

Hornetsecurity 365 Total Backup is a high performance, intuitive, and easy-to-manage backup and recovery solution, protecting your clients against enterprise data loss through a comprehensive, automatic backup of Microsoft 365 mailboxes, OneDrive for Business accounts, SharePoint document libraries, Teams Chats, and endpoints.

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What does safe-t do, and why should I be interested?

12th February 2021 Brigantia, Security, Technology

The fundamental concept behind safe-t’s services is “Zero Trust”.

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Why you should never store your credentials in your browser

18th December 2020 Data Protection, GDPR, Security, Technology

As many as three million people use browser extensions that maliciously take their data.

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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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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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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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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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