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Posts Tagged: Cyber Crime

General Data Protection Act Regulation; Greater Protection for Individuals

Posted by on August 27th 2017 in Blog Posts

With cyber attacks and security breaches prominent in our minds following a series of attacks over the course of the last few months, most noteworthy of course being the attack against the NHS involving masses of personal data being held to ransom. As a result, perhaps now more than ever we are considering who holds data about us, and exactly what data they hold.

At present, Data Protection is governed by the Data Protection Act 1998 (‘DPA’) but this is due to be replaced by the General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’) which comes into force on 25 May 2018. This new...

Cyber Crime Awareness

Posted by on December 21st 2016 in Blog Posts

Cyber Crime Awareness

Beware of fake websites

Spoof websites that look like an official retailer are easy to create for cyber-criminals. Top tip - always check the URL of the website and look our for domain names ending in .net or .org.

Make sure the site is secure

Something not all people know, is at the start of a website URL the 's' in 'https' stands for secure. If it doesn't have the 's', then stay clear from shopping on the site to stay protected.

Purchase with your credit card

Using your credit card can help if something goes wrong with your purchase. Items over...