Tips on getting documentation right for ISO 27001 certification

By Hannah Kelly Cyber Security Technologist When aiming to achieve your ISO 27001 certification, it is important to know what common pitfalls you can fall prey to, so you can effectively avoid them. There are some commonplace “hiccups” that could lead to unnecessary delays in your certification. Below, are three areas look out for:  Ensure any documentation is recorded …

Cyber Essentials certification

Cyber Essentials Certification Body exceeds 2500 certificates

Indelible Data has issued 2500 Cyber Essentials certificates since the launch of the government scheme, establishing it as one of the most successful Cyber Essentials Certification Bodies in the UK. Demand for certification has not slowed during lockdown, suggesting companies are prioritising cyber security even during the pandemic. Indelible Data’s Managing Director Tony Wilson said: …

Cyber Essentials Plus checklist for remote testing

This Cyber Essentials Plus checklist helps you through the remote testing process. Due to the pandemic, we are performing most of our assessments remotely. This requires a structured approach so nothing is missed. (Please note that further details are sent to you on acceptance of the Cyber Essentials Plus quote). Before reading this checklist, we …

Business is brisk for vaccine scammers

By Hannah Kelly Cyber Security Technologist COVID scammers posing as the NHS are targeting people via text and offering the vaccine for cash. The texts are also offering recipients the chance to register for vaccination, which is catching people out especially the elderly and vulnerable. The NHS would never ask or require you to prove …

Home working and the risks of mobile devices

By Euan Henderson Cyber Security Technologist The use of staff-owned devices for work has become more common during the Pandemic. As many organisations see the switch to home working as permanent and are letting office tenancies lapse, a robust approach must be taken to the security of Bring Your Own Devices (BYOD). Home working brings …

COVID 19 Test and Trace ‘breaking’ privacy law

By Euan Henderson Cyber security apprentice The Department of Health has confirmed its Test and Trace initiative to combat COVID 19 was launched without an assessment of the impact on Privacy being carried out. The Open Rights Group (ORG) claims this means the initiative, launched in May, is unlawful. The Government has defended the scheme …

Changes to two-factor authentication

By Euan Henderson Cyber Security Apprentice Google has recently changed its default two-factor settings from SMS to device-based prompts. This change was implemented in July in the hope of preventing the exploits currently available, such as SIM cloning and social engineering, to gain access to the code. The change could minimise these attacks as it …