Category: Cyber Security

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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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….
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Meet WannaCry – the new Ransomware Variant in Town!

It’s been impossible to miss what occurred over the weekend, it was top story on news channels globally, it shut down parts of the NHS and affected major corporations such as Telefonica and FedEx – a global cyber attack on a scale not seen before. The culprit was a new piece of malware called ‘WannaCry’…
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Is Your Organisation Prepared for GDPR in 2018?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new regulation which comes into force in May 2018, and will make the current Data Protection regulations much stronger. GDPR puts responsibilities on organisations who hold personal data to ensure they have put the correct procedures and defences in place to protect against, and detect, security breaches. Companies who…
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5 Reasons Why Cyber Essentials is Great for Business

Cybersecurity is a responsibility that lies with individual businesses. The UK Government is leading the cyber security agenda for businesses with a range of schemes and initiatives. Perhaps the most useful for SMEs is Cyber Essentials. Cyber Essentials is a government backed scheme which was launched in 2014 by the Department for Business Innovation and…
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Protect Against the Latest Cyber Threats with the Cloud

Hardly a day goes by when cyber security isn’t in the news. TalkTalk, Tesco Bank, Yahoo, the US Presidential Election. All of these cyber security breaches have been headline news. One could be forgiven for thinking cyber security is only the concern of the larger companies, but this complacency is what modern cyber-criminals prey upon….
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