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The Rise of Deception: Unraveling the World of Fake Online Ads

In the digital age, where information spreads like wildfire, discerning truth from fiction has become increasingly challenging. Among the myriad of online deceptions, fake advertisements stand out as a pervasive threat to both consumers and businesses alike. As we navigate through 2024, the landscape of fake ads has evolved, presenting new challenges and complexities. Understanding […]

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Enhancing Cybersecurity Through CREST Accredited Penetration Testing Services

Do you conduct a regular penetration test of your environment? In the ever-evolving landscape of cybersecurity threats, conducting regular penetration tests is not just a good practice but a necessity. But how often should you test? The answer lies in the dynamic nature of cyber threats and the constant evolution of your digital infrastructure. There’s […]

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Safeguarding Your Corporate Heart Against Cyber Threats

In the realm of digital commerce and corporate engagement, the approach of Valentine’s Day underscores not only opportunities for customer engagement but also substantial cybersecurity vulnerabilities. As businesses gear up for seasonal promotions and interactions with clients, it’s paramount to adopt a proactive stance against cyber threats that may exploit this occasion for malicious purposes. […]

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9 Ways To Safeguard Against Phishing Attacks

In our recent exploration of Social Engineering Attacks, we highlighted the pervasive threat of phishing attacks, which continue to be a major cybersecurity concern for organisations globally. As one of the most prevalent forms of cybercrime, phishing attacks compromise sensitive data, leading to severe consequences for both individuals and businesses. Understanding the nuances of phishing […]

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Defending Against Social Engineering Attacks: A Comprehensive Guide

In the relentless cyber threat landscape, one of the most potent weapons in a hacker’s arsenal is social engineering. It is an insidious approach that exploits human psychology to manipulate individuals into divulging sensitive information or performing actions that may compromise security. Real-World Example: The Target Data Breach In 2013, retail giant Target fell victim […]

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What is Spear Phishing?

Forget mass-spam emails. A spear phishing attack is a targeted approach to accessing an individual via email. Hackers will research and find information others wouldn’t know about a high-worth individual. This data might come from social media or search engines. They’ll then use the data to create intriguing emails harboring a disguised virus download or […]

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What is Red Teaming?

Red teaming, in short, involves a team of security experts simulating an extended attack on an entire organisation to identify and test potential weaknesses.  Red teaming is the cyber security equivalent to: “The best defence is a good offence”. The attacking team uses strategic teamwork to exploit physical, hardware, software, and human vulnerabilities across an […]

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What is Social Engineering? Types & Prevention

Social engineering is the process of criminals manipulating people into performing actions or divulging confidential information to their advantage. Social engineering attacks can be carried out in person, over the phone, or via email. When targeting individuals, the aim is usually to obtain passwords and banking information through tricking users or installing malicious software that […]