Category Cyber Threats

Is a Penetration Test required for ISO 27001?

Is a Penetration Test Required for ISO 27001 Certification?
When people first enquire about ISO 27001, the information security management system, they often have lots of questions about the impact it may have on their organisation, both positive and negative. One question that regularly comes up is: Do I…

Meetings in Coffee Shops….The Risks.

According to an article in The Times, in 2018, three coffee shops were opening every day! So it’s no surprise that in crowded cities and towns, more ‘business’ is now being done outside the office, in nearby coffee shops.  However,…

Assent Awarded Cyber Essentials Certification for 3rd Year

Risk management consultancy Assent is pleased to announce it has been awarded Cyber Essentials Certification for a third consecutive year. As an Information Security and Cyber Security consultancy, we understand too well the importance of ensuring organisations implement robust technological…

Phishing: Are you a target?

Cybercriminals are well versed in finding prime targets to execute their attacks – and small businesses are considered ripe for the picking. Many SMEs consider themselves to be safe since they employ a ‘security-by-obscurity’ policy – they feel like since…

Top 5 Biggest risks to CyberSecurity in 2019

43% of cyberattacks target small to medium businesses, according to SCORE. With regards to malicious software – Macro-malware and ransomware were found to comprise a significant portion of these attacks. Even to this day many businesses lack employee awareness training…

The Psychology of a Cyber Attack: USB Drop Simulation

What is a USB Drop Simulation? A simulated USB drop attack is where you place a USB stick with tracking software installed in a commonly travelled area in the workplace, and see if employees follow company policy by handing it…

Cybercrime: Am I really safe?

Security by Obscurity. This is a mindset employed by too many businesses these days – just make things relatively secure and hope they are not targeted. It’s a very thin line to walk on, especially considering the average cost of…