FaceApp: A Helpful Reminder About Device Management

Russians probably aren't stealing your photos, but that doesn't mean your phone is secure.


Serious questions have been raised this week about how popular mobile application FaceApp handles user data. The panic has died down, but it still provides a good lesson about device management.

With FaceApp, users can take photos of people and quickly perform all kinds of impressive transformations, including aging them, making them look young and changing their gender. If you use Facebook, you’ve probably noticed some of your friends sharing the results.

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Big GDPR Fines For BA And Marriot: Will SMEs Be Next?

Data watchdog issues massive penalties for breaches.


Remember last year when GDPR was big news, and businesses were fretting about the potentially massive fines the ICO might be dishing out? Fun times. But the 25th May deadline came and went, and the world didn’t end. The ICO made it clear that fines would be the last resort, and everyone calmed down just enough to stop worrying about data protection all the time.

And then, this week, the Information Commissioner’s Office announced its intention to fine British Airways £183 million. A few days later, Marriot was said to be facing a fine of over £99 million.

So what’s going on? Is now the time for legitimate panic?

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Got Your Cyber Security Sorted? Great. Now Keep It That Way

Maintaining your defences is as important as setting them up to begin with.

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Security Isn’t The Only Reason To Invest In IT

Technology can make real, positive contributions to your business.


We write a lot about cyber security at TMB. It’s one of those unavoidable subjects that needs to be addressed, because it’s so important. But let's be honest: it’s not exciting. Most of the time, when it’s working, you’ll barely know it’s there, and it’s designed to protect your business, not to improve it. As much as security matters, though, there are many other reasons to invest in IT – in ways you’ll notice every day.

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Cyber Essentials Is Changing – But Will It Be Better?

Government responds to consultation results.


Five years on from its initial inception, the government-run security scheme Cyber Essentials is changing. By April 2020, a new model is expected to be in place, with more changes set to follow.

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Legal Lenience Shows Why Cyber Security Matters

Of the tiny number of criminals that are caught, a tiny number go to prison. 


Despite a 90% conviction rate last year, cyber criminals in the UK largely avoided prison time. In fact, of all the crooks found guilty of computer misuse, only 16% were handed an immediate custodial sentence.

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The TMB Cyber Security Quiz

It's time to get quizzical.

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The Malware So Dangerous Microsoft Just Patched Windows XP

Plus more security flaws in other stuff – of course…

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What Is Managed Network Monitoring?

Getting a clear picture of your IT can help your business.


It’s easy to take your network for granted. You connect new computers, switches, servers and other devices to it, and expect it to work. A lot of the time, that’s exactly what happens – but not always. Sometimes, it has a hissy fit and refuses to play ball, resulting in slow speeds, unreliable performance or even complete loss of connectivity. This is when a managed network service can be a godsend.

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Is Your Business Data On The Dark Web?

Stolen data is sold all the time online. 


Imagine you’re a hacker and you’ve stolen a huge list of names and credit card numbers from one of your victims. You don’t want to commit financial fraud yourself, but you still want to make a profit. So you decide to sell the data. But you can’t exactly take a hard drive full of credit card details and account logins into your local pawn shop, so what do you do?

You sell it on the dark web.

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