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9 Things Your Boss Expects You To Know About Cyber Security

Keeping up with the latest Cyber Security breaches can be a daunting task, however there are measures that you just can’t skip following. If the business you work for doesn’t have an IT or Cyber Security service provider, it can be tough. Not only that but you will be held responsible if you slip up and become the reason your employers data is breached. There are certain practices to protect data that your boss just expects you to know.

Your boss expects you to…

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Scam of the Week: Fake Pay Rise Phishing Emails

Found by Cofense, this latest phishing scam seduces those with a soft-spot for cash. Under the disguise of an increase in wages, this scam looks to fool users into giving up their Microsoft Office 365 credentials.

According to the Cofense Phishing Defence Centre, what makes this phishing attack effective is that it comes from an email which is a mock of the human resources department. It claims that the victim is entitled to a company-wide pay rise to which the intended victim is entitled.

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5 Social Engineering Techniques your staff need to know about

We see it on the news all the time – an elderly couple fell for some phone scam and gave the fraudster bank details, before being robbed of all their savings. This may seem like an issue exclusive to vulnerable groups – and that’s exactly what these fraudsters would want you to think. After all, the more ignorant the public are to this growing issue, the more likely they are to succeed. However, these ‘social engineering’ attacks are becoming more common than ever.

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Perth Expo 2019: A Recap

Held at Perth Racecourse, and following the success of sister events at nearby cities Dundee and Aberdeen, Perth Expo took place Thursday the 24th of October. The event featured a range of great businesses, local and national. m3 Networks had the pleasure of exhibiting at this year’s Expo, which was the first of its kind to take place in the area.

There was a showcase of businesses which ranged from banks to printing companies, and everything in between. And of course, centred around plenty of the all-important networking.

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Who’s ‘keeping an eye’ on your computer network?

If no one is keeping a constant eye on your network, a cyber attack may be right around the corner.

99% of the business owners wait far too long to check their business cyber health and security. Because they don’t have any cyber security services in place, a nasty virus, malicious hacker, an unexpected software corruption, hardware failure, or dozens of other problems could catch them off guard and result in extensive downtime, data loss, and expensive disaster recovery fees (and potential fines).

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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

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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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