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The CybSafe blog is a collection of stories, updates and guidance for people-centric security professionals.

 

Why are healthcare organisations targets for cyber attacks?

Healthcare services are under pressure. The Covid-19 pandemic has stretched them to their limit....

The Internet of Things and cyber security: what are the risks?

In today's society, we are more interconnected than ever before. The devices we use are linked in...

Is your digital footprint making you prone to attacks?

Every time you access the internet you leave a data trail that contributes to your “digital...
Personalising cybersecurity in the workplace

Personalising cybersecurity in the workplace

Most cyber security solutions take a one-size-fits-all approach. Everyone gets the same training and the same simulated phishing emails.  Yet, we all respond to cyber threats in different ways. Our personalities and differences often play a key role in how we act. For...

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Burnout in the tech industry

Burnout in the tech industry

We need to talk about burnout. Sadly, it’s something most of us will be all too familiar with, particularly in the tech industry. A post-pandemic study revealed 62% of cyber security professionals found their role stressful. This year, the lines between work and home...

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How does personality influence your cyber risk?

How does personality influence your cyber risk?

People are central to cyber security. Empowered with the right skills and tools, people can protect themselves and their organisations from cyber attack. But people aren’t all the same. Each of us has our own personality. And studies show links between our...

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How to build good cyber security habits

How to build good cyber security habits

We are all creatures of habit. Some habits we’d rather get rid of. But others can be beneficial. When it comes to cyber security, building good habits is essential. By building better security behaviour into our lives, we reduce our cyber risk. So how do we go about...

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Why Phishing Training Is Important

Why Phishing Training Is Important

Phishing attacks are the most common cyber threat to UK businesses. This form of cyberattack can be remarkably unsophisticated. Yet, the disruption caused can be huge.  So why are phishing attacks such a problem? What can be done to limit their success?  ...

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How can phishing affect a business?

How can phishing affect a business?

Phishing attacks are on the rise.  In 2020, 93% of UK organisations were targeted by Covid-19-related malware. 88% of security professionals reported an increase in phishing attacks. Typically, criminals behind phishing attacks aren’t attempting to steal money....

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What the government must do to tackle cyber crime

What the government must do to tackle cyber crime

Almost half of UK businesses (46%) and a quarter of UK charities (26%) reported cyber security breaches or attacks in the last 12 months. The figures are higher for medium-sized businesses (68%) and large businesses (75%). Cybercrime is on the rise. So it’s just as...

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