Category: Ransomware & Phishing

Advanced Email Threat Protection (ATP) Vs. Traditional Email Security

Modern Cyber Attacks are Bypassing Traditional Email Security Modern cyber attacks are evolving at a faster rate than ever before, not only in terms of sophistication, but also in the sheer number of cybercrime operations active today. New ransomware attack models and new strains of other malware threats are designed to evade traditional detection, and…
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3-2-1-1 – The New Standard in Backup and Recovery

“3-2-1” Backups Are NOT Reliable in the Age of Ransomware Most people in the world of IT will be familiar with the old “3-2-1” backup strategy, which had become a pretty standard data protection technique: Three copies of data (primary and two backups); two copies stored locally on two different formats (NAS, tape or local…
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Ransomware Prevention: The Biggest Impact for the Least Cost

The Foundations of Ransomware Survival Every 11 seconds an organisation is hit by a successful ransomware attack (Cybersecurity Ventures ‘Annual Cybercrime Report’), and 2021 has smashed all previous cybercrime records, with organisations now being statistically more likely to be attacked than not. It seems like you can’t look at the news anymore without hearing of…
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How Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS) Attacks Have Changed the Game Forever

Ransomware is surging wildly out of control. It seems you can’t even glance at the news today without hearing of another organisation falling victim to a major breach. In 2021, you are currently more likely to be hit by ransomware than not. 84% of organisations have reported a “high concern” incident relating to ransomware in…
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Extra Protection Against the Alarming Surge in Cyber-Attacks on Public Sector Organisations

Public Sector organisations are under an increasing number of attacks from cyber-criminals, often being specifically targeted by fraudsters who perceive them to be “easier targets”, mostly due to older infrastructures and less-than-robust cyber security awareness training. This article highlights the risks involved, and more importantly what you can to to counter them, whilst introducing the…
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A Beginner’s Guide to… Phishing

A Beginner’s Guide to… Phishing According to the Wall Street Journal; 97% of all cyber-attacks start with Phishing. When you think about it, there’s no wonder really when you consider that most of us are using Email on a daily basis for both Personal and Business use. In fact, I think it’s safe to say…
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4 Reasons Why eLearning Helps Mitigate Cyber-Attacks

4 Ways eLearning Can Help Mitigate Cyber-attacks Proofpoint’s yearly report, The Human Factor, has revealed that 95% of malicious cyber-attacks “incorporate social engineering to trick users into installing malware”, as well as the astonishing realisation that more than 99% of cyber-attacks need human interaction to succeed. The increase in Social Engineering attacks is a testament…
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