Security Awareness

November 20, 2017

Phishing is the biggest threat to users’ login details, major study finds

Phishing has long been recognised as one of the most effective tools in an attacker’s arsenal. Now, extensive new research based on a year’s worth of […]
October 2, 2017
A backlit laptop keyboard with black keys

Local government faces security risks from ransomware, phishing and malicious threats

Local government agencies are firmly in cybercriminals’ sights. Between June 2016 and June 2017, almost nine out of ten (87 per cent) local authorities in the […]
August 24, 2017
A person on their computer with a paper document on their desk. Are they being fooled by an email scam?

Pay me my money down: fake invoice email scams highlight business process problems

The effectiveness of an email scam like CEO fraud relies on one person in the target organisation having the means and the opportunity to make payments. It’s […]
August 16, 2017
A woman typing on her laptop. Is she reading a phishing email?

Non-fake emails show how far we still need to go to fight phishing scams

If you received an email from a sender called BrokPro2 and the subject line was eight seemingly random digits, would you click to read it or […]
May 2, 2017

University challenge as colleges get schooled in cyber fraud

Education pays, and cyber criminals have been taking the lesson to heart. News broke that Trinity College Dublin’s fundraising arm lost an estimated €1 million in […]
January 18, 2016

21% rise in phishing costs UK consumers £174 million

According to figures from GetSafeOnline, a UK government-backed initiative, 2015 was a very good year indeed for cyber criminals, or at least that subset which sends out phishing […]
January 15, 2016

Paying the penalty for not reading the security policies

So, you’re company is struggling with security. You’ve identified risks and, perhaps unsurprisingly, many of them evolve around the weakest part of the network – the […]
January 12, 2016

Data thieves – ignore, slap on the wrist or jail?

I wrote yesterday about Onur Kopcak and the arguably draconian prison sentence he received for engaging in a spot of identity theft, concluding (in my own […]