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Warning to SMEs as firm hit by cyber attack is fined by the ICO

Small and medium sized businesses are being warned to take note as a company which suffered a cyber attack is fined £60,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office. The ICO’s investigation found: The firm failed to carry out regular penetration testing … Continue reading

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Warwickshire Businesses encouraged to join Warwick as a #WiFiSavvy Town

Warwickshire County Council’s Community Safety Team and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner recently asked Warwickshire businesses and residents if they were #wifisavvy as part of Safer Internet Day 2017. The #wifisavvy campaign asked residents to think about … Continue reading

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Warwickshire Revealed As UK Hotspot For Fraud Against Shops

Warwickshire has been revealed as the UK hotspot for fraud against shops, based on latest information from consumer watchdog Which?. They collated the data, which came via a Freedom of Information request. The information shared demonstrated that while the national … Continue reading

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Is your business aware of the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)?

Infosecurity Magazine have been discussing Shred-it’s seventh annual Security Tracker research which found that 84% of small UK business owners are unaware of the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The firm surveyed 1000 owners of small companies in the … Continue reading

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Warwickshire Police issue statement in relation to the increase in threat level

Statement from Assistant Chief Constable Martin Evans: “Following the tragic events in Manchester on Monday evening, the Prime Minister has increased the UK threat level to critical. “Operation Temperer, the deployment of military personnel alongside and in support of police … Continue reading

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@BritishChambers survey finds 1 in 5 businesses have fallen victim to a cyber attack in the past year

The British Chambers of Commerce carried out a Digital Economy Survey at the start of the year and have recently released the findings. The survey found that 18% of businesses with fewer than 99 employees and 42% of businesses with … Continue reading

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Boss of hacked company warns of cyber crime threat #cybercops @ROCUWM

The Managing Director of a company held to ransom by hackers has warned other bosses to protect themselves against cyber crooks – or run the risk of web sharks crippling their businesses. The ‘ransomware’ attack on the Warwick-based business serves … Continue reading

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Today is #TakeFiveDay – Protect against Fraud

Take Five is an awareness campaign led by Financial Fraud Action UK and its members including partners such as Cifas and City of London Police. Take Five urges everyone to stop and consider whether a situation is genuine and to … Continue reading

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Warwickshire Business Watch Update

Warwickshire Business Watch website The Warwickshire Business Watch website hosts a range of Advice Sheets on a variety of crime prevention topics. It also houses a list of useful links and contact details for the team. The Events, News and … Continue reading

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Beware counterfeit £5 notes in circulation

Warwickshire Police have issued a warning that counterfeit £5 notes are in circulation and have released some advice to help identify genuine notes. Here are six ways to make sure your £5 is genuine: Check the see-through window and portrait … Continue reading

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