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How SMEs can manage and mitigate the risk of data breaches

“I am convinced that there are only two types of companies: those that have been hacked and those that will be.”
Robert S. Mueller III, Director of the FBI (2012)

When they strike, major cyber security incidents tend to dominate the headlines. Whether it is for the financial toll on businesses, the disruption they cause, or the embarrassment they engender for individuals whose details are leaked online, these breaches have a huge impact on the public imagination.

NHS cyber attack was likely due to its ageing IT network

The cyber-attack on the National Health Service in the UK was probably due to its ageing IT network and the fact that it had not applied a patch for the so-called WannaCry malware that is thought to be responsible.

The WannaCry malware attacks the Microsoft Windows operating systems and encrypts files on the user’s computer, blocking them from view. The so-called ransomware holds the files to ransom, demanding money via an on-screen message to restore the user’s ability to access their files again.

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BCI research confirms that social engineering is a top cause of cyber incidents

Research commissioned by Crises Control from the BCI for their annual cyber resilience report 2016 confirms much of what we already suspected about the changing nature of the cyber threat and the way that cyber criminals have found new ways past corporate perimeter security.

66% of respondents to the survey reported that their companies had been affected by at least 1 cyber security incident over the last 12 months. The costs of these incidents varied greatly, with 73% reporting total costs over the year of less than €50,000, but 6% reporting annual costs of more than €500,000.

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Transputec profiled in PCR Magazine

Fresh from winning the title of MSP Reseller of the Year 2017 in the PCR Awards, Transputec has now been profiled in the magazine itself. The award was based on a number of factors, including financial success, marketing expertise, client satisfaction and expertise in managed services products.

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Cyber payback for payday lender Wonga

Payday lender Wonga is the latest financial services company to be hit by a reported data breach. Reports suggest that up to 250,000 customers may have been affected, with stolen data including names, addresses, bank account numbers and sort codes.

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Transputec awarded ISO 27001 certification

We are very pleased and proud to announce that Transputec Ltd has been awarded its ISO 27001 certification, at the very first attempt. Transputec recognises the importance that its customers attach to information security, which is why we have sought to implement the highest standards of data handling security, as identified by ISO 27001.