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BYOD: How to Protect Critical Business Data

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 22, 2015 11:17:00 AM / by Norman

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It’s an understatement to say that the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) culture is gaining traction: already, 95% of firms allow it to some degree, and it’s a must-have working condition for many prospective employees.

Arguably, BYOD is the model to follow: it offers employees increased freedom of movement and, in some cases, 24/7 control over when they work; in return, businesses benefit from increased productivity through employee satisfaction, as well as capital savings on equipment.

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Big Brands, Huge Hacks, Enormous Expense

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 15, 2015 11:35:26 AM / by Norman

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Hacking isn’t quite as old as the hills, but it’s been around for as long as computers themselves, growing from isolated, look-how-clever-I-am snooping stunts into a full-blown, financially-motivated industry which is costing the business sector billions.

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Data Security: How to Make Small Fry Out of Big Phish

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 5, 2015 10:36:51 AM / by Norman

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Have you ever been ‘manually hijacked’? Hopefully not, but this is how Google describes the situation where an individual’s online accounts are manually and extensively exploited by a hacker.

Phishing is the usual starting point, a method (typically via email) whereby individuals are tricked into giving up valuable information such as passwords, bank account details, indeed anything that a cybercriminal might find useful.

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Businesses Wasting Millions on Password Problems

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 17, 2014 10:06:00 AM / by Norman

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Our CEO, Mike Newman, was interviewed at The Telegraph on the cost of password problems for businesses.

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Cybercrime: Average Company Now Compromised Every Four Days

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 16, 2014 11:47:00 AM / by Norman

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With the average company now being attacked every four days, terms like phishing, worms, botnets, Trojans, and denial of service (DoS) are fast becoming everyday language to business owners, let alone the IT specialists. There’s no getting around it - hacking is here to stay.

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Data Security: Why 5-a-Day Keeps The Hackers Away

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 4, 2014 12:07:53 PM / by Norman

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It goes without saying that security products like firewalls and antivirus software should be part of every organisation’s defences. But, as the human element of any data security chain tops the list of its weakest links, the security habits of employees also need managing.

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Prevent Your Law Firm Being Hacked - 15-minute webinar

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 27, 2014 4:30:00 AM / by Norman

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Sports team website proclaims love for terrorist group after hack

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 18, 2014 11:11:00 AM / by Norman

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The website of Keighley Cougars Rugby League team has become the latest victim in a string of politicised pro-Islamic State hacking incidents.

The rugby club’s homepage was defaced with the messages “I love you Isis” and “Hacked by Team System DZ”, along with claims that the “State of Islam” is expanding. Images and music were also posted.

Team System DZ are a group of so-called ‘hacktivists’ - hackers who deface websites for idealistic or political reasons. They have recently targeted a number of seemingly obscure sites: a Florida synagogue, a seafood restaurant in the same state, New Brunswick University’s Student Union, and pro-Israel rapper Kosha Dillz.


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Is it really that bad to use the same password everywhere?

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 10, 2014 4:46:00 AM / by Norman

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The fact that 50% of business passwords can be cracked within a few minutes is deeply disturbing and yet, even though business owners are becoming more aware of the threat of weak passwords in the workplace, there’s a belief that a password is acceptable simply if it has fulfilled the minimum requirements for a password.

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Law 2014 Manchester - my1login exhibiting and speaking

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 26, 2014 2:58:00 AM / by Norman posted in Articles

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The my1login team are excited to be exhibiting and speaking at Law2014 in Manchester from 28th to 30th October 2014.

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