Month: May 2020

Cyber security experts are warning us to be extra vigilant online, as the panic caused by the coronavirus crisis has seen a surge in cyber crime and online fraud.

And while anyone who regularly reads our blog will be all too aware of the dangers posed by cyber attacks* – which can cause everything from mild irritation to a full-on international incident – did you know that hacks are graded on their severity?

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) – the part UK spy agency GCHQ we’re actually allowed to have sight of – has drawn up new framework for ranking cyber attacks in an effort prepare ministers, agencies and law enforcement for a major attack.

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Before the Covid-19, there were around 4.2 million of us enjoying the benefits of remote working – that’s 13.9% of the entire UK workforce, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

But the coronavirus lockdown has seen more employees than ever working remotely, with some businesses setting up entire remote workforces and call centres almost overnight.

And while we regular readers will know we’re right behind remote working, it’s not always as easy as it should be, especially if you have to work from a coffee shop, or don’t quite have the right set up at home.

This infographic from Turnstone, designers of inspiring office furniture, highlights the problems faced by anyone working away from the office.

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The coronavirus lockdown has seen a growing number of businesses relying on online trade, and this boom in ecommerce has seen a spike in sales of cyber insurance across the UK.

But what is cyber insurance? And why does your business need it?

Cyber security Small business Technology

This week we’ve been reporting on an increase in cyber attacks, with the focus being on phishing scams, many of which have been praying on people’s fears over the coronavirus pandemic.

But there are many more dangers out there, especially for smartphone users – our phones have become such an integral part of our everyday lives that it’s easy to forget they’re a piece of tech that’s as vulnerable as any other where hackers are concerned.

And if you’re an Android user, it seems you could be at greater risk than your peers on Apple.

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Yesterday we reported on the potential of increased phishing attacks on those affected by the EasyJet data breach, and a new study has revealed the coronavirus pandemic has caused a spike in similar attacks and highlighted serious personal password security flaws.

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