Category Archives: Internet safety

Internet Safety: Reaching Out to Parents Via the Beautiful Game

by Matt Huggins

There are two things in this world that you can just about guarantee most kids will love: football and the internet. Well, we’ve been doing our best to bring the two closer together in a new campaign to help educate parents about the dangers facing their children online. Together with partner SecureIT Consult, we recently sponsored a 25th anniversary party at Timperley FC. And we’re planning to use this and potentially other clubs in future as a base to get more parents cyber-literate. Continue reading

As the NCSC Celebrates its First Year, Why We Need to Focus on Layered Security

by Bharat Mistry

There’s not been much to celebrate in cybersecurity recently. The shadow of the Equifax breach still hangs over the industry as a cautionary tale of what can happen if security processes and execution aren’t 100% watertight. In fact, Europol last week reported stats claiming over two billion records on European citizens have been leaked over the past 12 months. While there’s clearly lots to do, it was heartening to see the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) this week reporting a successful first year in operation.

The GCHQ offshoot claimed to have dealt with 590 “significant” cyber threats reported over the 12-month period. While we’re 100% behind its work, it’s obvious the scale of the problem and the determination of online attackers continues to rise. That means organisations must also take matters into their own hands with best practice, layered cybersecurity. Continue reading

Rik Ferguson Clinches Personality of the Year at the Annual Cyber Security Awards 2017

by Ross Baker

We are delighted to announce that our Vice President of Security Research, Rik Ferguson, has scooped Personality of the Year at the Cyber Security Awards. The Cyber Security Awards were established in 2014 to reward the best cyber security individuals, teams and companies across the world – with a focus throughout on excellence and innovation. Continue reading

Can YOU spot the fake?

by Ed Cabrera

As we predicted in 2016, cyberpropaganda is a major growth area for cybercriminals. Per that prediction, “The rise in the Internet penetration has opened the opportunity for invested parties to use the Internet as a free-for-all tool to influence public opinion to go one way or another.” Today, we know this through Wikileaks and self-proclaimed fake news websites. Continue reading