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The Top Cybersecurity Threats for Businesses in 2021

1. Phishing

Phishing is a hacking scheme that, in its most common form, appears to be a regular email from a legitimate source, using legitimate-looking links, attachments, business names, and logos. The email aims to persuade the recipient to perform an action, usually clicking a link or downloading an attachment.

Some email-based…


Password management in 2021 is not easy.

Most people nowadays have many different accounts, for all sorts of things; social media, shopping, household bills, banking, entertainment, you name it… If you do it online you’ll probably have an account for it and be creating new accounts all the time.

For…


Cyber-attacks on our nation’s schools have been increasing over the past few years and have spiked significantly over the past 12 months, with more than a third of primary schools (36%), over half of secondary schools (58%) and three-quarters of further education colleges (75%) reported to have suffered a cyber…


The past 18 months has been a trying time for the Schools and the Education sector.

There was a dramatic and quick shift to an entirely new model of learning, coupled with the potential deployment of technology that wasn’t fully vetted, and which educators and students weren’t fully prepared to…


Team Training/Meeting

Security awareness training plays a vital role in helping employees learn how to identify and prevent cyber-attacks. It is often seen as a “nice to have,” but a good training program is one of the most cost-effective ways there is to reduce information security risk.

But to be effective it…


Man working on computer and laptop at a desk

Over 27% of successful malware incidents reported in 2020/2021 can be attributed to ransomware.

Ransomware is cyber-extortion and occurs when malicious software infiltrates computer systems and encrypts data, holding it hostage until the victim pays a ransom.

This type of attack can have a much bigger impact on an organisation…


In this article we’re going to look at some interesting and current statistics on the state of UK cyber-security taken from a recent survey of over 1,000 senior IT decision-makers in the UK conducted online by Sapio Research in April and May 2021 and published by Keeper Security Inc. …


The state of cybersecurity

Cybersecurity is a ubiquitous concern for all organisations in 2021; the rate of cybersecurity incidents has steadily increased over the past two decades and risen steeply in the past 3 years.

Organisations of all sizes and shapes find themselves at risk and none more so than non-profit organisations who have…


Schools, like all organisations, are reliant on computers and connectivity in 2021 and cyber-security is vital to protect against financial loss and to prevent disruption, but even more critically, to protect students from harm.

In recent times, the already sizeable task of managing data security has increased considerably for schools…


That the Education sector faces major challenges is not news to most. Issues such as a lack of staffing and a lack of funding and resources are well known and persistent. But now UK Schools and Further Education are facing another challenge — cyber-attacks.

In this article, we’ll be focussing…

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