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Rise in ransomware prompts warning from cyber security specialist

Cyber security expert Phortress has warned businesses to be vigilant following evidence that the use of ransomware is increasing. The National Crime Agency and the National Cyber Security Centre say that smartphones, watches, televisions and fitness trackers could be used to hold people to ransom over personal data. Ransomware, which makes devices unusable until their […]

Cyber security company launches free scan offer

Cyber security expert Phortress has launched a free website scan to help companies tackle the threat posed by cyber criminals. The company says that too many businesses are ignoring the dangers, particularly in the North East of England, where it is based. Now, companies can go to a page on the company’s website, to be […]

Intelligencia Training helps company keep on the right side of data protection legislation

Cyber security training specialists Intelligencia Training have carried out a successful training programme to help an energy business improve its safety precautions. Intelligencia Training, which runs the Cyber Stars initiative to help organisations large and small prevent security breaches, delivered the course for staff at Newcastle based THS Inspections Limited, who provide compliance and technical monitoring […]

Cyber security company offers free website diagnostic

Cyber security expert Phortress has offered to run a free diagnostic of company websites amid growing concern about the threat posed by hackers. The company, which operates from North East England, believes that many business people do not realise that their website servers are just as vulnerable as email systems. Hackers target insecure websites in […]

Intelligencia Training increases cyber security awareness at council.

Cyber security specialists Intelligencia Training have carried out a successful training programme for investigators at a London council to help them tackle cyber-crime and fraud. Intelligencia Training, which runs the Cyber Stars initiative to help organisations large and small prevent security breaches, delivered the course for staff at the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. […]

Cyber security specialists warns small companies ‘it could happen to you’

Cyber security experts Phortress have issued a warning to small businesses who are ignoring the dangers posed by cyber-criminals. The UK-based company says that it is receiving a steady stream of requests for help from small business who have been targeted. Phortress, which says that too many smaller companies think that an attack will not happen […]

Rising fraud statistics ‘disturbing’

Security specialists Inteltrain have urged organisations to do more to combat fraud in the light of a report that shows it rising at an alarming rate. According to The Annual Fraud Indicator 2016, the annual cost of fraud in the UK could be as high as £193bn, dwarfing previous estimates produced by the UK Government […]

Cyber security findings ‘a cause for concern’

Cybersecurity training company Inteltrain has welcomed a report that seeks to raise awareness of the low level of security in many organisations. Spiceworks asked IT professionals if the organisations they represent are responding adequately to the heightened levels of cyber-attacks. Key findings included: Only 54% of IT professionals said cybersecurity is a priority for the […]