Making employees love cyber security.

How can you make your employees care about cyber security?    Protecting you computers and networks and the data that they contain is a complex issue. If you are to have any chance of success, then the attitudes of your employees towards cyber security is an important factor. There are a number of actions that you can take to get your employe ...

PassW0rds the barrier and the way into your organisation.

Password Security Passwords, normally in conjunction with a User identity (userid), have been in use for as long as we have had access to computers. While they are far from a perfect system of providing a unique identification for access to resources and have a number of weaknesses, they are almost universally used, commonly accepted and unlikely t ...

Making your business secure.

Tips for improving information security and Resilience Security must be a business enabler, not prevent it. Security is everyone’s responsibility, so provide awareness sessions and teach the basics again and again. Educate your staff about what is expected of them, such as good password security, for example using strong passwords and n ...

GDPR what does it all mean?.

GDPR – What is it and how will it affect me? The new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a global data protection law that will affect any organisation with customers in the EU or which processes the personal data of EU citizens.  In the UK, the GDPR came into force on 25 May 2018 and the government has confirmed that the UK’s deci ...

Data backups.

How Do I Create a Backup of My Computer? The first question is perhaps ‘why do I need to make a backup?’  Well the answer to that will vary.  If you store nothing that has any value on your computer and have the installation disks (you remember, those disks that came with the computer when you first got it), then you may not need to bother. U ...

Malicious Software and how to protect yourselves from it.

What is Malicious Software? Malicious Software, also known as malware is any software that is designed to intentionally cause damage to a computer, server, or computer network. It comes in many forms including computer viruses, worms, Trojan horses, ransomware, spyware, adware, and scareware, among others. Malware, in its various forms, m ...

The CSRI’s business guide to urgent cyber security issues and how to secure yourself in the information age.

One of the UK’s leading cyber security experts Professor Andrew Jones, author of ‘Global Information Warfare: The new digital battlefield,’ has developed a number of simple and easy to understand articles on computer security for the CSRI.  ...