HTTPS

The importance of HTTPS in web applications

Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) is a fundamental protocol that is used by the World Wide Web for viewing website content on the internet. HTTP allows us to browse the internet and navigate to our favourite websites. HTTP was not initially created with security in mind, and this meant that any information communicated between your computer[…]

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What are Virtual Private Networks and how do they work?

A Virtual private network (VPN) is a piece of software that allows you to access the internet privately, acting as a tunnel between you and your destination, enabling users to send and receive data securely across the internet. Much like having a firewall on your network to protect your computer, a VPN will secure your[…]

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Where to Start Cyber Security Training

Cyber security consists of processes and technologies designed to protect systems, networks, people and data from cyber attacks. In the UK, whether at home or at work, the majority of us are reliant on digital communication and online services, and this can result in an exposure to cyber security risks. Although the impact of cybercrime[…]

Cyber Security

The Evolution of Cyber Security

Cyber Security has not always been a high priority among businesses. However, with the growing threat and proven damage showing among high profile companies and services like TalkTalk, Equifax, Yahoo and even the NHS has shone light on how Cyber Security should be taken very seriously. Businesses, regardless of their size, are now catching on[…]

University Student

Iranian Attack on Universities

A US-based Information Security company, Secureworks, has identified attacks originating from Iran targeting over 300 Universities including those based in the United Kingdom, Australia and the US. The attack on universities was harvesting credentials by posting a fake website that then redirected to a legitimate page. Victims that entered their normal login credentials into the[…]

Diagram of IoT Devices

Internet of Things (IoT) Security

The Internet of Things (IoT) encompasses everything that is connected to the internet, ranging from smart toasters which will send a notification to your phone when the bread is finished toasting, to devices that can monitor anything from your blood pressure, heart rate or even your pace maker. All of these devices collect and share[…]