Today we were phished… we didn’t take the bait!
Today, attackers launched a phishing attack against Protos Networks. As we’d expect, our security controls blocked this. However, I thought I’d document how we detected this attack using the systems we have in place, and learned more about how the attack was launched. Quarantining the phishing email At Protos, we use a secure email gateway…
Meltdown and Spectre – What You Need to Know
As you may have seen in the media, two major vulnerabilities have been discovered in processor chips which effects billions of devices all over the globe. The vulnerabilities impact Linux, Windows and Apple devices as well as cloud computing systems – impacting organisations such as Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure. Researchers have named the…
7 Things You Can Do Now to Prepare for the New Data Protection Bill
It’s hard to miss the amount of information – both good and bad – floating around on social media and in the press about the forthcoming evolution in data protection. The 2018 Data Protection Bill aims to bring the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) into Law – the Regulation must be implemented by EU…
Avoiding Click-Bait And Protecting Yourself & Your Privacy On Social Media
Click-bait is something that we all deal with on a day-to-day basis. Throughout various platforms of Social Media, you’re likely to encounter it on your news feed. Whether you’re using it for work or catching up at home, these kinds of posts appear all the time. You’re bound to have come across the likes of…
Protos Networks and IASME to help charities benefit from Cyber-Security campaign
In May this year, the WannaCry ransomware dominated global headlines bringing the reality of cyber-crime to the attention of Boardrooms on an unprecedented scale. With extensive data, including the Crime Survey for England and Wales, showing an upward trend in cyber-crime, it is highly unlikely that WannaCry will be the last cyber-crime headlines we’ll see….
Achieving Cheaper, more Flexible WAN Connectivity with SD-WAN
What is SD-WAN?Software defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) is a fresh alternative to network connectivity which enables organisations to increase agility within their wide area networks whilst reducing costs significantly.SD-WAN utilises Software-Defined networking, intelligent VPN and routing technologies to provide MPLS-like reliability over internet or hybrid links.Deploy remote sites – faster! SD-WAN deployments can be rolled-out…
Protos Networks Awarded Cyber Essentials and GDPR Readiness Assessor Status
Protos Networks have been awarded official Certification Body status for Cyber Essentials, Cyber Essentials Plus and GDPR readiness by the IASME Consortium – one of only five bodies in the UK granted as an accreditation body by HM Government. Cyber Essentials is a Government-backed and industry-supported scheme to help businesses protect themselves against cyber threats….
Guest WiFi Works for Chester’s tiki bar, The Sandy Box
Protos Networks recently worked with Charles Talbot, the owner of Chester’s very first tiki bar The Sandy Box, to install a Guest WiFi solution for his guests. As a new business, The Sandy Box faced the challenge of identifying customer trends – particularly repeat visits and loyalty – and gathering customer data for marketing purposes….
How Smarter Guest Wi-Fi Can Help Your Business Learn and Grow
In recent years, guest Wi-Fi has gone from being a nicety in hospitality and retail venues to a customer expectation. In fact, recent research has shown that: 2 in 3 people now own a smartphone 61% of people search for Wi-Fi whilst eating and drinking 36% would visit a food and drink outlet again if…