Entries by Tracey Timm

Do you have cyber-insurance cover for your business?

Some kinds of insurance are mandatory: a no-brainer example would be car insurance. Some are optional, like income protection or travel insurance. And, of course, they are of no practical help until that fateful day when they are and you thank yourself for signing up in the first place, right?  Well, some people are more […]

4 signs you’re under attack from ransomware

A ransomware attack is one of the most terrifying things that can happen to your business. This is the computer attack where a hacker locks you out of your systems and data. And you must pay a ransom, typically in Bitcoin, to get access again. What most people don’t realise is that hackers access your […]

Google vs the World

Google is everywhere, isn’t it? I mean, you don’t do a search on a person or place, you GOOGLE them! Google’s parent company, Alphabet, owns YouTube, Nest and Waze. It even has its own mobile phone range (Pixel) as well as writing the Android operating system. One of the main issues is the power that […]

This is the ultimate secret to keeping your business data safe

As business IT professionals, we’ve seen some things.  Things that would horrify you. Things you would never want to encounter in your own organisation. We’re talking security breaches, data theft and file corruption. That have brought entire businesses to their knees. This is something that you – as the business owner or manager – really […]

Hackers want to break into your business email account!

Business Email attacks are becoming more common. And the result of an attack can be devastating! Cybercriminals target businesses via email infiltration because they perceive enormous riches that may lie within. This article describes the process. In essence, the attacker will register a legitimate email account with the intention of impersonating their target and ultimately […]

Are you set up for working anywhere?

Are you set up for working anywhere, on any device, at any time? Didn’t 2020 just throw a massive curveball at us. After the urgent rush to work from home in March, many businesses now have some staff still at home, with others in the office. And it’s looking like (cliché alert) this will be […]

We all know what GDPR is but what is PECR?

We all know what GDPR is but what is PECR? As this helpful guide from the Information Commissioner’s Office explains, The Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR) sit alongside the Data Protection Act and the GDPR. They give people specific privacy rights in relation to electronic communications. PECR specifically looks at the electronic communications an organisation […]

It is the fastest growing crime on the planet…

Ransomware is terrifying. Just terrifying. It is the fastest growing crime on the planet but what does ransomware mean to you? Imagine switching on your work computer one morning. And instead of the screen you normally see, the screen has gone totally red. There’s a message telling you your business’s data has been locked. And […]

Humans are responsible for cybersecurity – not technology

This blog is devoted to taking responsibility for cybersecurity in your organisation. If you are the leader or decisionmaker, who else is going to lead with this? If you are not the decisionmaker, and there has been no cyber risk assessment, the organisation could be in trouble and may not recover from attack. I recommend […]