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Recent NHS ransomware incident – information and advice

May 14, 2017

In light of the recent ransomware incidents taking place nationally please see attached from the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau and the City of London Police: [pdf-embedder url=”” title=”Ransomware Incident”]   Microsoft has released this alert Today many of our customers around the world and the critical systems they depend on were victims of malicious “WannaCrypt”…

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Regional Cyber Briefing – 8th May 2017

May 9, 2017

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Get Safe Online – for business

May 9, 2017

[pdf-embedder url=”” title=”D&C-GSO-Safe_Business_Leaflet”]   For more information see Get Safe Online  

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South West Regional Cyber Crime Briefing 24th April 2017

April 25, 2017

Information from the South West Cyber Crime Unit including events, current threats, advice and news [pdf-embedder url=”” title=”Regional Cyber Briefing 24th April”]

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Devon and Cornwall Alert

April 15, 2017

Devon and Cornwall Alert- a two way community messaging system. [pdf-embedder url=”” title=”Devon and Cornwall Alert”] You can register here  

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South West Regional Cyber Briefing 30th January 2017

January 30, 2017

The South West Regional Cyber Crime Unit issues new cyber briefing. The fortnightly cyber briefing has details, at a glance, of events they are speaking at, advice, current threats and news. [pdf-embedder url=”” title=”Regional Cyber Briefing 30th January 2017″]      

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The Little Book of Cyber Scams – FREE resource from the Metropolitan Police

January 12, 2017

The Metropolitan Police Service FALCON (Fraud and Linked Crime Online) team is pleased to bring you the Little Book of Cyber Scams. This booklet has been specifically designed to offer advice to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) on staying safe in the cyber world. The Little Book of Cyber Scams – Metropolitan Police [pdf-embedder url=””]

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SWCSC media and business leaders event with Alison Hernandez and Devon and Cornwall Police

December 8, 2016

Members from Devon and Cornwall Police, Police and Crime Commissioner Alison Hernandez and the south west’s business community came together at an event at the Exeter Science Park on Tuesday 6th December, as the region takes a major step forward in the fight against cyber-crime. Organised by the South West Cyber Security Cluster (SWCSC) alongside…

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Cyber Essentials Scheme – a basic guide

November 18, 2016

What is Cyber Essentials? The government backed Cyber Essentials scheme is designed to be a light touch to help businesses protect themselves against 80% of the most common cyber attacks Who is Cyber Essentials for? Cyber Essentials is relevant for businesses of all sizes and comprises of five key controls that when implemented provide a…

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7 simple cyber steps for small businesses

November 16, 2016

Some simple steps that small businesses can take to protect themselves from cyber threats Step 1 – patch and update Download software and app updates as soon as they appear. They contain vital security upgrades that keep your devices and business information safe. Further advice on software updates Step 2 – set complex passwords One…

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The seismic impact of the GDPR on your business

November 12, 2016

What is GDPR According to recent polls, less than 43% of businesses have even heard of the GDPR, so let’s start with what it is.  GDPR stands for the General Data Protection Regulation.  It’s a complete replacement of the DPA (Data Protection Act) and it brings in a whole new set of accountability requirements on…

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