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The Draft Communications Data Bill – The Latest News



The Draft Communications Data Bill – The Latest News


The Draft Communications Data Bill, also known as the Snoopers’ Charter, was originally developed in response to Edward Snowden’s disclosers of mass surveillance. Web surveillance legislation aims to allow for wider police powers to hack phones as well as view Internet browsing history. The revised bill … |More

The More We All Know About IT Security the Better!



The More We All Know About IT Security the Better!



For those in the know, last Thursday evening saw the first Security Scotland MeetUp. It was organised and hosted by Stu Hirst of Skyscanner at their snazzy office in the Quartermile part of Edinburgh. I think it’s safe to say the night was a massive success … |More

Ransomware – Practical Tips in a Straightforward Manner



Ransomware – Practical Tips in a Straightforward Manner



No doubt the evolution of ransomware remains to be a hot topic among businesses and the security community in 2016. Cybercrime ecosystems remain in place, providing easy access to tools and exploit kits to carry out crime – so here we are, trying to tackle the … |More

Brand New and Yellow… Commissum Headquarter Office!



Brand New and Yellow… Commissum Headquarter Office!



We hope you all had a great Christmas and New Year. The start to 2016 has certainly been a busy one for us! We announced late last year that due to our continued growth we would be moving to a new head office in the heart … |More

Watch out – the First European Union-wide Cybersecurity Law



Watch out – the First European Union-wide Cybersecurity Law



The importance of cybersecurity is constantly growing. Although the EU legislators have been discussing the cybersecurity issue for a few years now, they have come up with a major decision recently. The first legislation on cybersecurity has been agreed at the European Union level. The new … |More

The Latest Update on the Investigatory Powers Bill



The Latest Update on the Investigatory Powers Bill



The Investigatory Powers Bill (nicknamed the Snooper’s Charter) has been highly controversial since it was first proposed in May of this year. Numerous industries, as well as the general public, have concerns about privacy violations arising as part of the Bill; there are also moral questions … |More

Is Your Healthcare Device Hackable?



Is Your Healthcare Device Hackable?



Healthcare is a very personal subject for most of us. Therefore, the last thing we want is for something to go wrong. However, the healthcare sector is one of the most complicated industries, and its cybersecurity is particularly complex. Not surprisingly, ransomware in medical devices is … |More

Anonymous: “The war is declared. Get prepared.”



Anonymous: “The war is declared. Get prepared.”



Anonymous group has declared a “total war” on Islamic State (IS) after the deadly attacks in Paris, where 129 innocent people were killed last week. Anonymous group launched a video, with the message that says: “We are anonymous. We are uniting humanity. Expect us.” The war … |More

Are Phishing Attacks Here to Stay?



Are Phishing Attacks Here to Stay?



Phishing is a frequent cause of data security incidents in organisations. It is probably one of the most effective social engineering tools in the hacker’s kit. The reason a lot of organisations become targets of phishing attacks is that employees are simply not aware of its … |More

Health Sector Industry Needs a Cyber Security Health Check



Health Sector Industry Needs a Cyber Security Health Check



Why has the healthcare industry become one of the main targets for hackers? You may think that the financial sector is more likely to suffer cyber attacks. There is nothing more appealing than stolen banking data, right? Well, partly. Stolen credit card information is usually reported … |More