Entries by Alia Coster

What is social engineering and why is it so dangerous?

Around 65,000 attempts to hack small to medium-sized businesses happen every day in the UK. If they’re successful, they can really damage your reputation, lose you revenue, and leave your staff feeling vulnerable. Depending on the scale and how prepared you are for an attack, it can take weeks to recover from. So protecting your […]

Six ways to increase your EPoS system’s security

30,000 websites are hacked daily across the globe. And 64% of companies worldwide have experienced at least one cyber attack. Cyber criminals target a wide range of tech such as websites, mobile phones, and computers. Unsurprisingly, they’re also known to target EPoS systems.  If a hacker were to gain access to your EPoS, it would […]

QUIZ: Is your tablet security the best it can be?

1.28 billion. That’s how many tablet users there are expected to be worldwide this year. To put that into perspective, India’s population is just over 1.38 billion. Tablets are growing in popularity. And as they become more powerful, it’s only a matter of time until they become more integral in our workplaces. They’re already a […]

Cloud-based vs traditional EPoS systems: which is more secure?

Choosing an EPoS system is a big decision for many businesses. There are many factors to consider, such as reporting features, payment methods, and ease of use. But what about security? Cyber attacks are rife and saw a sharp increase over the pandemic. And as an EPoS system stores a lot of sensitive data, it’s […]

6 tips to keep your charity secure

The pandemic wreaked havoc in many areas of our lives. And one particularly worrying trend we saw was a huge increase in cyber crime. Just last year, 26% of charities fell victim to a cyber attack, proving no one is safe. It’s essential to keep your charity as secure as possible to protect your reputation, […]

Ransomware attacks: three modern examples and what you should do

Ransomware attacks are a particular variety of malicious cyber attacks. Whereas some prefer to operate in the background and would rather you didn’t notice, ransomware isn’t quite so shy. If you’ve been hit, you’ll know it. As the name suggests, these types of attacks hold your data and systems at ransom, promising you’ll get a […]

Quiz: Is your remote working set up secure?

Since April 2020, almost half of all British citizens have worked from home in some capacity. It’s no surprise then that, during that time, there was an 800% surge in cyber attacks. That link is no coincidence – our home set-ups aren’t as secure as what we have in our offices. But with 98% of […]

Three cyber threats to look out for when working from home

For almost a year now, many of us have been working from home. With the lockdown still ongoing – though potentially with the end in sight – many are still working remotely. While it might be protecting our health, we can’t forget to protect ourselves from cyber threats, too. Right now is a great opportunity […]

Four simple tips for mobile phone security

There was a time where our phones were just big, chunky bricks only capable of calling other people. Now they’re our digital Swiss Army knife, with cloud storage, emails, messaging, a calculator, and hundreds of apps that help us with work and so much more. But phones are only going to continue to improve and […]