Recent Verizon report shows worrying global drop in PCI Compliance

Verizon has recently published the ‘2019 Payment Security Report’ which highlighted a worrying decrease in PCI compliance.  According to new statistics, global compliance is at a record low of just 36.7%, this is now the second year in a row that PCI compliance has decreased. Verizon discovered that the highest PCI compliance rate is in the Asia-Pacific region at 69.6%, …

Black Friday hacking season: the top 9 red flags

Another year brings yet another Black Friday shopping frenzy. This annual shopping event may be a great opportunity for Christmas shoppers to bag a few festive bargains. However, in the mad rush to land the best discounts, shoppers often drop their guard and become easy targets for cybercriminals. In the UK, it is predicted that spend will increase by 3.4% …

Protecting Office365: Are built-in security features enough to protect your data?

As our email accounts are the backbone of business communications, it is of no surprise that they have become a magnet for cyber criminals. But do you have advanced email security controls protecting this ‘treasure trove’ of corporate information? Unfortunately, many businesses are still depending on bare minimum-security features offered by email providers such as Office365 to protect their critical …

The NCSC announce that Iasme will be the sole Cyber Essentials accreditation body from April 2020

The National Cyber Security Centre has recently announced that IASME will take over as the sole accreditation body for Cyber Essentials from April 2020. After a lengthy deliberation process The IASME Consortium Ltd was named as the new Cyber Essentials partner. This decision has been made in a bid to streamline the Cyber Essentials process and improve the consistency of the scheme. By having one accreditation body, the NCSC hope that this will create a much clearer path to achieving …

Are third party software applications exposing businesses to cyber-threats?

When it comes to vulnerability management, you cannot fix the flaws you don’t know about.  In a nutshell, visibility is everything. The more you know about the security of your applications and infrastructure, the better equipped you are to keep it safe from malicious intrusions.  Regular vulnerability scans are a vital component of any effective Cyber Security strategy. To maintain …