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Cyber Crime is today’s biggest threat to commerce through random attacks aimed at disrupting operations sufficiently for business owners to pay ransom requests as well as highly targeted attacks with the only intention of disabling an organisation and preventing it from trading.  CARA Technology work on preventative measures and reactive programs to safe guard and repair where possible.

7 cybersecurity myths debunked

The world of cybersecurity can be overwhelming upon first glance and there is a myriad of untruths circulating the internet. With this in mind, in order to help you protect your business's valuable data from hackers and cybercriminals, we're debunking a list of 7 popular cybersecurity myths that could jeopardise the success of your business. [...]

By |2020-05-18T10:10:50+00:00April 17th, 2020|Cyber-Crime, IT Security Aware|Comments Off on 7 cybersecurity myths debunked

The five cybercrime scams every business faces

Cybercrime against small to medium businesses is a significant concern. Over the past twelve months, 54% of all small businesses have been a victim of cybercrime. This is costing the average business £768 per year, though some businesses can have costs which are much higher. Some research has suggested that 66% of businesses don’t have [...]

By |2020-05-18T10:05:05+00:00March 17th, 2020|Cyber-Crime, IT Security Aware|Comments Off on The five cybercrime scams every business faces

IT security – steps to take to keep your workplace safe

Cybersecurity in the workplace is something that some businesses fail to take as seriously as they should. Realising that having a secure IT network in place is equally as important as having security guards, alarms, swipe passes and identity cards in place to protect your building is the first step. We are now in a [...]

By |2020-01-18T17:57:53+00:00December 18th, 2019|Cyber-Crime, IT Security Aware|Comments Off on IT security – steps to take to keep your workplace safe

Addressing the human factor in cyber security

A recent survey showed that about 52% of the 5,000 businesses that took part in the study believed that their employees were their most vulnerable cybersecurity weakness. In a similar study involving organisations in the UK, nearly two-thirds of the respondents admitted that human error was to blame for data breaches in their organisations. The [...]

By |2020-01-18T17:56:30+00:00October 16th, 2019|Cyber-Crime, Human Resources & IT, IT Security Aware|Comments Off on Addressing the human factor in cyber security

What can we learn from the biggest data breaches of 2018

In 2018, there were some pretty big data breaches. It seemed that a month couldn’t go by without a big player being hit by a hack that led to millions of records being stolen. While all of these cyber crimes are a tragedy, they do offer you an insight into how criminals work and how [...]

By |2019-06-18T15:28:11+00:00January 11th, 2019|Cyber-Crime|Comments Off on What can we learn from the biggest data breaches of 2018

Protecting your Office 365 from ransomware

Over the past few years, awareness of ransomware has rocketed. Something that originally sounded like it described the outfits Dick Turpin and his pals donned before hitting the highway, it's now widely understood to be one of the biggest headaches that a company relying on IT can face. So that's pretty much any company in [...]

By |2019-06-18T15:28:11+00:00December 11th, 2018|Cyber-Crime, IT Security Aware|Comments Off on Protecting your Office 365 from ransomware

IT Security Training – Humans are often the weak link in the system

With increasing reports of cyber-attacks and the constant digitisation of the workplace, it is of vital importance that you and your employees are aware of the risks that a weak IT security system can have on your company. Many companies give their employees IT security training, but these often forget that within security systems, human [...]

By |2019-06-18T15:28:11+00:00September 10th, 2018|Cyber-Crime, IT Security Aware|Comments Off on IT Security Training – Humans are often the weak link in the system

Tips for avoiding ransomware on your computer

You've probably heard about how common ransomware seems to be now. You may have heard about businesses being locked out of their systems until they paid a fee to get back in. Or, if you were especially unlucky, you may have even been the victim of ransomware yourself. You can avoid this kind of thing [...]

By |2019-06-18T15:28:12+00:00July 20th, 2018|Cyber-Crime, IT Security Aware|Comments Off on Tips for avoiding ransomware on your computer

Tips to improve your businesses IT security strategy

Every business which stores sensitive data on hard drives, on dedicated servers or in the cloud must have an IT security strategy in order to help protect themselves from cybercrime. Malware, ransomware and other malicious attacks are becoming increasingly common in today’s digital world, and companies are finding themselves more at risk than ever before. [...]

By |2019-06-18T15:28:13+00:00June 27th, 2018|Cyber-Crime, IT Security Aware|Comments Off on Tips to improve your businesses IT security strategy

Three cyber security tips for employees – how to improve habits

As employees should constantly be reminded, they act as your business’s first line of defence for cyber security. Guaranteeing that your systems are protected against malware, ransomware, viruses and other malicious activity may not be realistic, but your protection levels can be significantly improved by training your employees in IT security. Making them aware of [...]

By |2019-06-18T15:28:13+00:00June 20th, 2018|Cyber-Crime|Comments Off on Three cyber security tips for employees – how to improve habits
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