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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

Social Engineering
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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 […]

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CyberCrowd gains CREST accreditation for pen testing

Berkshire-based cyber security specialist CyberCrowd, has been awarded CREST accreditation for its penetration testing services that simulate real-life cyber attacks to identify vulnerabilities in an organisation’s IT systems. CREST is a not-for-profit body that provides internationally recognised accreditations for organisations providing technical security services that are increasingly required to work for government bodies, financial sector […]

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CyberCrowd Board Announcement

Serial Entrepreneur Join Cyber Security Board. Nicola Hartland, creator of industry leading data protection platform iCaaS, joins to complete the new board of ‘one-stop’ digital security firm; CyberCrowd. Following the company’s comprehensive overhaul under Chairman Trevor Rolls and Chief Executive Officer Mike Robinson, the now completed board has already begun work on its ambitious development […]

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Impact of an SQL Injection

The OWASP Top 10 is a standard awareness framework for developers and web application security. It represents a broad consensus about the most critical security risks to web applications. Number One on the top 10 list of web application vulnerabilities is SQL Injection. A SQL injection attack consists of insertion or “injection” of a SQL […]