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How To Understand Threat Based Analytics

Wednesday January 18 2017

Threat based analytics are, according to many cyber security experts, a critical part of our data security future.  But why is that? And what exactly are threat based analytics?

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AI Cybersecurity: What You Need to Know

Wednesday January 11 2017

Cybersecurity is a serious concern for all businesses and with more potential threats each year detection is one of the most fundamental elements of corporate cybersecurity. Risks are typically detected by either a team of human analysts or a closed machine learning system. Both of these will allow some risks to slip through when used individually but a new study from MIT has shown that doubling up and having the two systems working in parallel will create an effective risk detection programme. Investing in both options therefore reduces the risk of malicious software and attackers.

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How to Explain Cloud Security to Staff

Tuesday January 10 2017

Cloud computing is huge in the business community. So much so that it was estimated that by the end of 2016 90% of businesses used at least one cloud service. While cloud-based systems have many advantages, of their biggest drawbacks is a lack of understanding amongst the general workforce. Security is the biggest issue and it isn’t a system fault - it is the failings of the end-user that usually makes these remarkable systems vulnerable. It is vital that when you introduce such a system to your company you carefully explain the security measures required to staff to safeguard data.

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What to Do if Your Company Network is Hacked

Tuesday January 03 2017

It’s finally happened: you’ve been hacked. Maybe it’s tempting to panic, but that won’t solve anything. Here’s a simple, straightforward guide for what to do when your network’s security has been breached. And if you haven’t been breached yet, these are good tips to include in your established incident response plan.

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How To Prevent Social Engineering

Wednesday December 21 2016

Human beings are, unquestionably, the weakest link in most cyber security chains, and hackers are well aware of this fact. Some of the most egregious data breaches and security failures have come not as a result of a chink in an organisation’s technological armor, but because of social engineering. 

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Five Cyber Security Tips for Small Businesses

Wednesday December 21 2016

Security has always been important in the business world. As collecting and storing data become an increasingly important aspect of doing business, cyber security has become increasingly important as well. Small business owners may feel at a loss in regards to ensuring that their information and systems remain secure. 

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