What financial services sector needs to know about cybersecurity

What financial services sector needs to know about cybersecurity

The UK’s financial services sector loses £2.5 billion each year due to breaches in cyber-security, and the frequency of attacks is only increasing with much of the sector is still working from home. As we move into 2021, firms should be asking themselves how they’re protecting customer data, if they have the proper breach protocols in place, and whether they can prove regulatory compliance. Read our latest blog to find out what else you should consider in order to stay safe and protected

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Penetration testing: a huge asset for small businesses?

Penetration testing: a huge asset for small businesses?

Ethical hacking… Once seen as an absurd practice only valuable to multi-million-pound (euro) enterprises. But in the current business climate, rife with cyberattacks, companies of all shapes and sizes could benefit from testing their security systems. Ethical hacking can help businesses strengthen specific areas of their security defences and prevent catastrophic breaches. An ethical hacking practice doesn’t have to be a big commitment, but it could save your business from substantial loss.

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Cybersecurity essentials for businesses looking to become data-centric in 2021

Cybersecurity essentials for businesses looking to become data-centric in 2021

Though this year has been unique in many ways, the volume of cyberattacks shows no signs of slowing down. With 18% of organisations experiencing ransomware attacks this year and more malicious emails than ever, it’s crucial that businesses prepare for 2021. Companies looking to become data-centric next year should ensure their training and certifications are up to date, they have strong security policies, and they’re registered with the relevant regulatory bodies. Read our full list of cybersecurity essentials for the new year

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Identifying and blocking phishing emails for users

Identifying and blocking phishing emails for users

Phishing emails are growing in frequency and sophistication. You might think you know how to spot them all, but who wants to take that gamble? The pressure to identify phishing emails has been alleviated thanks to Microsoft 365. Their anti-phishing protection can identify and block dangerous emails, with features such as Exchange Online Protection (EOP) and Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection (Office 365 ATP). Better still, the software provider admits that sometimes genuine emails might get incorrectly flagged; so, users have the ability to release those emails

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