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Cyber Security Alert: Mass Phishing Campaign

The National Cyber Security Centre has posted an alert regarding a huge phishing campaign, believed to have been active since July 2018, but has peaked in activity this October.

Stay alert and informed against the latest attack by reading the report from NCSC:

https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/news/mass-credential-harvesting-phishing-campaign-active-uk

To find out more about our Cyber Security services, click here.

For any Cyber Security emergencies contact us today.

Email Filtering: A Key Part of Cyber Defence

It is well acknowledged that emails remain the most important vehicle for business communication. With the number of emails being sent per day expected to reach 246 billion by the end of 2019, this heavily utilised tool can be a dangerous trap for unsuspecting users; as much as it can be a business life-line. Most of us already spend enough time using our emails, and with more important things to attend to than figuring out what’s a genuine email and what’s not, keeping on top of it all can be difficult. A great way to make the most of email, and to utilise it as safely as possible, is through mail filtering.

Over 90% of cyber attacks begin with an email

So what is email filtering exactly, and what makes it such a great tool?

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Online shopping safety measures you need to have in place

We’ve all been there – the temptation to simply buy things online is a difficult one to fight. For most, it’s a no-brainer; you do not need to move a muscle and you still have the world at your fingertips. Despite how enticing that new watch you always wanted being right on your screen is, like any online activity, online shopping can expose customers to cyber criminals. After all, it’s a perfect set-up, with your bank details readily available. So what can you do to protect yourself from these threats? Read on to find out.

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What could your business do with £1000?

For most businesses in this difficult financial climate, £1000 is an amount of money which could be of great use. For some companies, cyber security goes un-prioritised because business owners may think they simply don’t have the budget for it (even if it means risking money and sensitive data in the long run). This is why the Scottish Government have opened up a funding programme for cyber security; specifically towards Cyber Essentials certification.

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Managed antivirus – Why your business needs this

As the cyber security world grows, the world of antivirus (AV) products is vastly expanding with it. This can be seen in the annual revenues spent on security software as of 2019, which in the US alone totals a massive $23 Billion. With a large amount of businesses still relying solely on subscription antivirus software to combat any cyber threats, lets look at the differences between managed antivirus and subscription antivirus.

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Why SMEs Fear and Ignore Cyber Attacks

Yes, we all fear cyber-attacks, but the reality of the threat doesn’t come into the picture until your network is down and so is your business! According to research by Close Brothers Business Barometer, businesses in the UK are more worried about cyber-attacks now than they were a year ago. Cybercrimes are becoming more devastating for SMEs than natural disasters.

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I know what you did this summer

Now that we are at the peak of summer, every other person is going on holiday. It’s easy to let your guard down on holiday – whether its getting chatty with the person sat next to you on the plane, or befriending the other families at the pool. This however, should definitely not be the case when it comes to your cyber security. Whether you are travelling for business, or for leisure, read on to get the best of our travel cyber security tips.

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10 IT Terms That Every CEO Should Know

If you are a CEO and sometimes think your IT team speaks a different language, then you are not alone. Many CEOs find it challenging to understand IT terminologies. This blog identifies ten of the most important IT terms which are necessary for CEOs to be aware of. Knowing standard IT terms will give you credibility, broaden your knowledge, and allow you to ask the right questions to help your business stay competitive.

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Cyber Essentials from a clients perspective

Recently, we had the pleasure of meeting and getting feedback from Louise Rogers from Human Resources Intelligence. Louise spoke to us about her experience with m3 and how we assisted her business achieve Cyber Essentials Plus certification.

Cyber Essentials is a UK Government scheme to enable business obtain a minimum level of cyber security. In Scotland, up to £1,000 funding is available to help business achieve Cyber Essentials.

You can find out more about Cyber Essentials and how to apply for funding here.

Also, find out more about Louise and her company here.

Cyber Security Breakfast

If you have been following our social media (@m3networks), you will have recently seen our posts about an upcoming event – our Cyber Security Breakfast. This isn’t the first cyber security breakfast; in fact, our past cyber breakfast in Dundee went so well, we just had to bring it to Perth!

This event will be in partnership with the Royal Bank of Scotland, who are kindly providing tea/coffee and breakfast rolls for attendees. We will be delving into presentations about fraud, the current threats posed to SMEs, and the steps businesses, like yours, should be taking to meet the UK governments minimal cyber security requirements.

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