Tag:

cyber security

What Is A Man-in-the-Middle Attack And Can You Prevent It?

There is a form of cyber attack doing the rounds called a man-in-the-middle attack, or MITM for short. Many companies have been hard-hit by it, losing out on substantial amounts of money as a result. However, it is not just companies getting hit by this specific type of cyber attack, it is also individuals, when […]

Continue Reading

Computer Chip Flaws: Meltdown and Spectre

Two major security flaws in the microprocessors inside almost all computers across the world were discovered last week. A microprocessor, also known as a computer chip or a Central Processing Unit (CPU) , is the brain of a computer, processing the information and transmitting data signals. As well as PC’s, computer chips also run servers, […]

Continue Reading

Uber Hid Huge Hack that Exposed 57 Million Users' Data

The personal information of 57 million Uber customers and drivers around the world was compromised in a data breach which was covered up by the taxi firm back in 2016. Hackers managed to access the names, email addresses and phone numbers of millions of Uber users as a result of the attack. Bloomberg, who broke […]

Continue Reading

What Are The Benefits Of Cloud Computing?

It can be difficult to compete with the huge IT infrastructure budgets of large organisations. Not being able to regularly invest in the necessary enterprise level technology can seriously halt the growth and productivity of your business. However, by choosing Cloud computing as your IT model, you will be able to access the high-level systems you wouldn't otherwise be able to afford.

Continue Reading

Damage to your Reputation Could be more Costly than the GDPR Fines

As the introduction of the GDPR draws ever closer, much has been made of the heavy fines for non-compliance. Failure to prevent a cyber attack that leads to data loss could now see your company fined either up to 4% of its annual turnover or £17 million, depending on which figure is higher. Although the […]

Continue Reading

Will your Network Security Strategy Protect you from Cyber Attacks?

A recent Government survey found that nearly seven in ten large companies identified a cyber breach in the last year and small to medium-sized businesses are just as likely to be targeted. With this in mind, we surveyed a variety of UK businesses to investigate what kind of network security measures they have in place. […]

Continue Reading

Cyber Security Tips from Venom IT

Cyber security is one of the most important factors for businesses to consider. As the internet continues to evolve it is vital that ever expanding computer networks are kept as secure as possible. Venom IT are Cyber Essentials certified, meaning we can be trusted to keep your data safe. We implement various measures including email filtering, […]

Continue Reading

Venom IT is Cyber Essentials Certified

Venom IT is Cyber Essentials certified. Cyber Essentials is a Government-backed scheme, which identifies security controls an organisation must have in place to defend against Internet threats. The Cyber Essentials accreditation demonstrates that we have the correct measures in place to ensure the security of our systems. In order to gain the certification, we were […]

Continue Reading

WannaCry – Analysis of the NHS Ransomeware Attack

On May 12, 2017, over 200,000 computers in 99 countries got infected by WannaCry, a type of ransomware program that targets Microsoft Windows. WannaCry shut down the NHS, Telefónica, FedEx, Deutsche Bahn and more, causing serious alarm, specifically from people who had their important personal details on their systems. The virus locks down the computer and demands […]

Continue Reading

The Importance of Antivirus for Businesses and Individuals

Everyone needs to protect their system and one way to do it is by having a reliable antivirus software installed. Today, with all the cyber attacks occurring, people understand the importance of an antivirus to keep their digital lives safe from potential dangers. Unfortunately, some who are less mindful of how they must use their computer skip […]

Continue Reading
1 2