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According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), online shoppers risk losing more than $53 million during this year's holiday season. Scams ranging from socially engineered emails promising great deals to hard-to-find gifts popping up for sale but never making it to the buyer's address, the festive season is cybercriminals' and fraudsters' favourite time of the year. So, what should consumers do to shop safely? We asked cybersecurity experts what they thought of holiday shopping...

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Technology is an often overlooked yet vitally important factor when setting up or developing a successful business. Even if your business doesn’t physically require digital technology to undertake your services (physical trades, physical stores ect…), there’s always somewhere within your establishment that digital or security-based technology can be a worthwhile investment. Small businesses can find themselves on the back foot very quickly when starting up. It often isn’t all sunshine and roses, lots of money...

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Supplier: Edgescan Website: www.edgescan.com Price: Based on assets Scores Performance 5/5 Features 5/5 Value for Money 4/5 Ease of Use 5/5 Overall 5/5 Verdict: Fullstack vulnerability management made easy - Edgescan does all the hard work so you don’t have to The pandemic has undoubtedly led to a massive surge in cyber-attacks but even as restrictions start to ease, businesses can’t afford to relax as these threats will keep evolving and continue long into the...

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Tweet Chat: The Social Dilemma

Released in 2020, the documentary-drama, ‘The Social Dilemma’, offers a thought-provoking and alarming depiction of our reality today. The film exposes the ruthless nature of tech giants seeking to reinforce marketing algorithms for monetary gain and the consequences that have emerged as a result; from eliciting mental health issues and nurturing addictions to promoting the spread of fake news, and threatening democracy. Whilst it certainly offers a somewhat biased, or one-sided take on the social...

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Crypto currency being held in a hand

By Chris Sedgwick, director of security operations at Talion Cryptocurrencies are a topic that touches many areas; not only finance and investing but technology and even political arenas. Although apolitical in itself, it is the structure behind these cryptocurrencies that make them a much talked about subject amongst political purists from across the political spectrum. This structure can be boiled down to the following; think of cryptocurrencies as a ‘big spreadsheet’, and when you ‘mine’...

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India Bans 59 Chinese Mobile Apps Over ‘Security’

The UK’s Metropolitan Police force has arrested a 20-year-old man from Birmingham for allegedly operating an online service that provided SMS phishing (or smishing) campaigns. Known in the cyber underworld as “SMS Bandit”, the phishing service would involve cybercriminals distributing fake SMS messages in high volumes to unsuspecting victims, pretending to be from reputable brand names including PayPal, telecommunication providers, COVID-19 pandemic services. Once the scammers gained access to account credentials, these would then be...

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Cerberus Christian Espinosa Book Review

Growing up was not easy for entrepreneur, Iron Man and author, Christian Espinosa. “I played football, but I was also smart, but I also liked heavy metal, so I felt out of place from each particular clique” Espinosa revealed reminiscing on his formative years. As a response to various socio-economic difficulties beyond control, Espinosa’s mindset changed dramatically as he threw himself at every challenge and character development opportunity, trying to be the best he could...

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The UK governement will be offering hundreds of the country’s vital healthcare firms benefits from government funding to boost their cyber security. The Digital Infrastructure Minister Matt Warman announced this yesterday, as part of London Tech Week. The move comes after the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) identified a heightened cyber threat to the UK health sector in relation to the pandemic, with cyber crime groups attempting to steal sensitive intelligence, intellectual property and personal information from...

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CI Security has released today its healthcare data breach report, which analysed data from the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The analysis found that healthcare breach reports in the first half of this year were down 10.4% compared to the second half of 2019, with the number of breached records falling by nearly 83%. Cybersecurity experts were rather skeptic of the figure, and rather than rejoicing at cybercriminals having taken a break from...

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