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About the Kickstart Job Scheme

What is the Government’s Kickstart Scheme? The Kickstart Scheme is a Government initiative that was introduced in the Summer of 2020 to help young people to get on the career ladder, gain invaluable work experience and unlock their potential. The scheme has provided employers across private, public and non-profit organisations with the funding to create […]

Development

Ransomware: It is Everybody’s Problem

Ciaran Martin formally of GCHQ has recently called for legislation to make ransomware payments illegal where human life could be put at threat. This comes following a massive acceleration in international cyber-attacks including just this month, the Kaseya attack which The Washington Post is claiming has gone on to impact more than 1,000 companies and counting. Last month saw […]

Technology

11 Cyber Security Trends in 2021

Cyber security is an ever-evolving field. As new technologies are developed, naturally, businesses are having to discuss ways to keep their data secure and minimise their susceptibility to cyber attacks. Equally, the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced new scenarios for many organisations, with many employers granting employees more flexibility over their working hours and location. Are […]

Pen Testing
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What is a White Hat Hacker?

The term “hacker” often strikes people with feelings of fear. This is due to the word being widely used to describe someone with malicious intentions who are looking to steal information and/or money from innocent people and businesses. However, for those working in the cybersecurity industry, a “hacker” doesn’t always have negative connotations. So, what […]

Pen Testing
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What is Penetration Testing and Why Is It Important?

What is Penetration Testing? Penetration testing (also known as pen testing) is a simulated cyber attack carried out by ethical hackers to uncover vulnerabilities that could be exploited by malicious attackers in the future. Why is penetration testing important for businesses? The insights from penetration testing put organisations in a position to make important and […]