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Ransomeware shuts local authority

Lincolnshire Council’s information systems were held to ransom on Tuesday, 26 Feb – for £1m to reinstate access.  The breach was caused by a member of the council clicking on a link within a spam email. So what can you … Continue reading

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CESG Offer Password Security Tips

Unlike previous guidance, this doesn’t focus on trying to get ever more entropy into passwords.  Instead CESG are encouraging system designers and security architects to think more about where they’re requiring passwords, and what they’re trying to achieve with them. … Continue reading

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Protecting personal data in online services: learning from the mistakes of others

Unfortunately, there are many serious data loss incidents which could have been avoided or reduced in severity if simple good practice had been implemented.   The Office of the Information Commissioner has published guidance on the most significant threats to data … Continue reading

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