How Covid-19 Changed the Game for Cybercriminals
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The Covid-19 pandemic has had far-reaching effects for society beyond the obvious health implications and the efforts to control the spread of the virus. One major effect that was reported early on was the surge in cybercrime and, with large numbers of businesses continuing to operate from home or remote locations, the potential for long-lasting damage is high.
Remote working offers businesses many benefits, and it looks likely that some companies may continue to provide homeworking once the current restrictions have been eased and people begin to head back to the office.
However, the suddenness of lockdown seems to have caught some organisations off-guard, meaning employees were thrust into remote working without a comprehensive assessment of cybersecurity.Read More »
Working from home is great, but doing it securely is even better.
Being receptive to the idea of remote working is one thing; having the resources and technology to do it is quite another. And then there’s security. How do you open up your IT solutions to your workforce when they’re not in the office, without opening them up to the whole world? In other words, how do you successfully pull off both remote working and cyber security at the same time.Read More »
You'll often hear the phrase "cybersecurity" come up when people are discussing IT, and especially in the context of business. You've probably gathered that it's an important subject – but why, exactly? Why is maintaining good cybersecurity so crucial, and what are the key points that SMEs should know about? Here's a run-down of the key points.Read More »
Good causes means nothing to hackers
They may raise money for good causes, such as homeless people, the environment and endangered animals, but to criminals, charities are just another source of money to steal from. And with so much of their operations being carried out digitally, cybersecurity for charities is every bit as important as it is for businesses.Read More »
In this age of information, cyber breaches in businesses are as impactful, if not worse, than physical break-ins. According to the Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2018, over 40% of businesses in the UK have been compromised at one point in their lifetime. Organisations should, therefore, prioritise measures that shield them against such attacks.Read More »
Unauthorised access to business information can be disastrous, with effects ranging from loss or corruption of sensitive data to the exposure of customer data to people with malicious intent. Hackers are always coming up with new techniques to breach individual and organisational security. However, most cyberattacks are opportunistic and unsophisticated, using basic techniques to exploit glaring vulnerabilities. A strong password is enough to stop many would-be cyberattacks and garden variety hackers in their tracks.
What should businesses do to make sure they're covered?
In less than a week, on Tuesday 14th January 2020, Microsoft will end extended support for Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2. Beyond this point, it will no longer issue security updates for any of these operating systems, having already stopped introducing new features when mainstream support ended.Read More »
This year’s Pegasus seminar dates are now available!
As an award-winning Pegasus Software partner, with our own in-house Pegasus support team, TMB Group has a long history of showing businesses how to use solutions like Opera 3 effectively and efficiently. A major part of that is our Pegasus seminars, which we use to keep our customers up to date with the latest changes to their applications and to discuss relevant legislation. Now, we’re taking registrations for our latest Pegasus seminars, and this year we’re changing things up a bit – including opening up these free events beyond our existing Pegasus customer base.Read More »
Do the crime but never do the time.
The idea of good conquering evil is a staple of Western fiction, from novels and plays to movies and TV shows. In the vast majority of cases, you know the hero of the story is going to win in the end, because that's how it's meant to be. It's a nice thought, but in reality, that’s not the case at all: criminals nearly always get away with it – and nowhere is that more evident than with cybercrime. Although the authorities have succeeded in capturing hackers in the past, the vast majority of cybercriminals never face any consequences for their actions. What makes it so difficult to catch them?Read More »