What is Cyber Security?
Cyber security is the application of technologies, processes and controls to protect systems, networks, programs, devices and data from cyber attacks.
It aims to reduce the risk of cyber attacks and protect against the unauthorised exploitation of systems, networks and technologies.
The legal requirement for cyber security
The GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) require organisations to implement appropriate security measures to protect personal data. Otherwise, there's a risk of substantial fines.
Cyber security is a critical business issue for every organisation.
The top cyber threats facing your organisation
One of the fastest-growing forms of cyber attack, ransomware is a type of malware that demands payment after encrypting the victim’s files, making them inaccessible. Paying the ransom does not guarantee the recovery of all encrypted data.
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Phishing attacks are continually on the rise. Often indistinguishable from genuine emails, text messages or phone calls, these scams can inflict enormous damage on organisations.
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Malware is a broad term used to describe any file or programme intended to harm a computer, and encompasses trojans, social engineering, worms, viruses and spyware.
Social engineering is used to deceive and manipulate victims to gain computer access. This is achieved by tricking users into clicking malicious links or by physically gaining access to a computer through deception.
The use of outdated (unpatched) software (e.g. Microsoft XP0 opens up opportunities for criminal hackers to take advantage of known vulnerabilities that can bring entire systems down.
Vulnerabilities in web applications and networks
Cyber criminals are constantly identifying new vulnerabilities in systems, networks or applications to exploit. These activities are conducted via automated attacks and can affect anyone, anywhere.
Penetration testing is an effective way to identify and eliminate vulnerabilities
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