Category: News

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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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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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….
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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….
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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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