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 …

Act now – emergency update for Windows 10

By Euan Henderson Cyber Security Apprentice Microsoft has released two out-of-band security updates as an emergency update after two remote code execution vulnerabilities were found within the Windows Codecs Library. Both CVE-2020-1425 and CVE-2020-1457 warn of a large image file that is maliciously crafted and, due to how the Windows Codecs Library handles objects in …

Keep staff safe and security tight when back in the office.

By Hannah Kelly Cyber Security Apprentice As England eases its COVID-19 Lockdown restrictions and businesses start to reopen, it’s essential that proper measures are put in place to facilitate safe working practices during the tail end of an international pandemic. Indelible Data is treating the situation as if all employees could unknowingly have the virus. …