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Don’t Let Cybersecurity Threats Haunt Your Business This Halloween

In the eerie realm of today’s digital age, businesses find themselves entangled in more than just traditional challenges. Amidst the dark corners of the online world, sinister cybersecurity threats patiently await their moment to strike. To safeguard your business from these concealed horrors, you must first recognise the shadowy adversaries that lurk in the digital […]
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Why Identity & Access Management is a Key Part of Cybersecurity

In today’s digital landscape, cybersecurity stands as a paramount concern for both businesses and individuals. The ever-present threat of cyberattacks, including data breaches and malware incursions, can result in substantial financial losses. These attacks originate from diverse vectors, including the everyday cloud tools we rely on. The average employee now engages with a staggering 36 […]
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Security breaches in Smart Factories.

Smart factories are playing an increasingly pivotal role in industries’ journey towards digitisation and Industry 4.0. These connected facilities, intertwined with the cloud and the internet, offer an array of communicative advantages. However, the very network connectivity that brings these benefits also opens up a broader surface area vulnerable to digital attacks. Consequently, smart factories […]
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What is Zero-Click Malware? How Do You Fight It?

What is Zero-Click Malware? How Do You Fight It? In today’s increasingly connected landscape, cybersecurity threats continue to evolve. They pose significant risks to individuals and organisations alike, and one such threat gaining prominence is zero-click malware. This insidious form of malware requires no user interaction and can silently compromise devices and networks. One example […]
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Adopting a Defence-in-Depth Cybersecurity Strategy

Advantages of Adopting a Defence-in-Depth Cybersecurity Strategy Cybersecurity threats are becoming increasingly sophisticated and prevalent. In 2022, ransomware attacks jumped by 93%. The introduction of ChatGPT will only increase the potential damage of cyber-attacks. Protecting sensitive data and systems requires a comprehensive approach that goes well beyond a single security solution. This is where a […]
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Smart Factories and Cyber Security

Between them the names “Industry 4.0” and “Smart Factory” cover the technologies that are remodeling the way manufacturing functions. Industrial control systems (ICS), supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, big data, the Internet of Things (IoT), the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), smart and self-learning machines, advanced analytics, robotics, and cognitive computing all fall […]
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Cyber Security for Small Business: The need to take the threat seriously

In this article we will explain why cyber security for small business is a topic being talked about more and more. Recent headlines have highlighted a surge in cyberattacks against prominent public-facing companies. On January 10th, 2023, Royal Mail fell victim to a LockBit ransomware attack that compromised its systems. Towards the end of the […]
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5 Ways to Balance User Productivity with Solid Authentication Protocols

5 Ways to Balance User Productivity with Solid Authentication Protocols One constant struggle in the workplace today, is the balance between productivity and security. If you give end users too much freedom in your network, the risk increases. But adding too many security gates and hoops to jump through, and productivity can dwindle. It’s a […]
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Insider Threats

Insider Threats Are Getting More Dangerous! Here’s How to Stop Them Here at Commstec, we believe that one of the most difficult types of attacks to detect are those performed by insiders. An “insider” would be anyone that has legitimate access to your company network and data. This would be via a login or other […]
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Understanding IT Security

Understanding IT Security What is IT Security? IT security protects the integrity of information technologies like computer systems, networks, and data from attack, damage, or unauthorised access. A business trying to compete in a world of digital transformation needs to understand how to adopt information security solutions that begin with design. This is what it means […]
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