While business owners may invest heavily in malware protection, they often overlook the vulnerabilities inherent in human behavior. Social engineering, a cunning strategy that exploits human trust and psychology, requires little or no sophisticated technology, yet can inflict significant damage by luring unsuspecting individuals into divulging sensitive information. To safeguard your business from these deceptive […]
Remote work setups are here to stay, and with them comes the pressing concern of cybersecurity. As companies increasingly embrace distributed workforces, protecting sensitive data and systems has never been more crucial. This blog will guide you on how to proactively manage the security risks that come with remote work. Create clear remote work policies […]
Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phishing, a technique that involves manipulating VoIP technology to trick users into giving up sensitive information, has become a favored tool in every cybercriminal’s arsenal. But why is this so? Let’s take a look at the reasons scammers choose this nefarious activity over other schemes. By unraveling why VoIP attacks […]
Cyberthreats are constantly evolving, and without adequate protection, businesses can fall victim to data breaches, financial losses, and reputational damage. Understanding basic cybersecurity terms is crucial for safeguarding company assets and sensitive information. Here are some essential cybersecurity terms that every business owner should be familiar with to strengthen their organization’s security posture. Malware Malware […]
Have you heard the saying, "A picture is worth a thousand words"? It seems cybercriminals have too, and they're using it to their advantage.
In a new twist on phishing campaigns, cybercriminals are luring victims to click on images rather than downloading malicious files or clicking suspicious links.
In this the second of our three-part blog series, we will go into detail about the first three of the five Cyber Essential controls. We will also look at how to implement and maintain them to ensure compliance with Cyber Essentials.
We briefly mentioned the five controls in our last piece, but here they are again in a nutshell:
The five controls
1. Anti-Malware measures
2. Patch management
4. Applying Access Controls
5. Secure Configuration
The Cyber Essentials objective
Cyber Essentials was created with this aim in mind: ‘To prevent harmful code from causing damage or accessing sensitive data’. This is achieved by restricting the execution of known Malware and untrusted software.
Introduced in 2014, Cyber Essentials is a government-backed scheme that was created to help businesses to protect themselves from common cyber threats, thus protecting their data, ensuring compliance and avoiding damages and losses to information and reputation.
How often do you hastily respond to an email without thoroughly considering its contents? It could be a routine request for information or a payment reminder, seemingly innocuous matters. However, in the blink of an eye, you may find yourself falling prey to a malicious Business Email Compromise (BEC) attack.
Phishing is an online scam in which hackers attempt to steal people’s personal information by sending them fraudulent emails or messages. These emails often appear to be from legitimate companies, such as banks or credit card companies. Microsoft 365 Defender can help protect users from phishing scams, and here’s how. Phishing is one of the […]
Email is one of the most commonly used forms of communication nowadays. It’s quick, easy, and convenient, but it’s also vulnerable to attacks from hackers. Read on for some practical tips that you can use to secure your email account and keep your information safe. Use strong passwords Many email users fail to realize how […]