Category: blog

New National Cyber Strategy launched

On 15 Dec, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Steve Barclay, launched the UK’s new National Cyber Strategy (NCS) – available here. The NCS details how the UK will work as a responsible cyber power to protect the UK in cyberspace, strengthen our collective security and defend a free, open, peaceful and secure cyberspace. Cyber […]

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What is a ‘catfish’?

By Anna Rowe defines a ‘catfish’ as: ‘Someone who pretends to be someone they’re not using Facebook or other social media to create false identities, particularly to pursue deceptive online romances.’ The term was created by Nev Shulman’s experience of having a long term online relationship with a woman he thought to be young […]

Facebook Live on how to avoid commonplace scams
My experience as a parent during lockdown and how online gaming helped our children
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Digital safety and safeguarding children and young people from harmful influences online

The impact of COVID-19 means that most of us will be at home for an extended period and are likely to be spending increasing amounts of time online. The online world is also a necessity for many children in accessing schoolwork and it delivers huge benefits, not least in enabling us to stay connected to […]

Lock down on burglaries this summer

As lockdown eases in the UK, a rise in burglaries is expected. Neighbourhood Watch has partnered with the Home Office to create a new social media campaign that alerts those most at risk, with practical tools that are proven to prevent burglary by nearly 50 times.  Life’s safer when you know your neighbours. With more […]

Cyber security update for all health and social care staff

The current global health crisis has unfortunately led to an increase in cyber-attacks on the health care systems globally. The recent blog by the Institute of Global Health Innovation (IGHI) at the Imperial College London highlights some the cyber threats to healthcare systems and what can be done to mitigate them. They have also produced […]

Security-by-design: the inside-out approach to combat IOT breaches

The world is fast moving towards an era of constant and seamless connectivity led by technologies like 5G and IoT networks. There are already billions of IoT devices that are online around the world, while new devices are being connected every single day. This is a network that’s growing fast and rather furiously. A study […]