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. …

Checklist for staying secure while working from home

By Jason McNicholas Cyber Security Technologist In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, people around the world have been working from home in order to prevent the virus spreading. Naturally, a sudden change to home working for millions of employees used to an office environment, causes significant security concerns We have prepared an easy guide …

Lockdown started my first week in the job!

By Abbey Wright Business Administration apprentice Abbey Wright started work as a Business Administration apprentice the week lockdown was imposed. She met her work colleagues briefly in March and hasn’t seen them since. Here she talks about the challenges she’s facing. What’s it like working from home? It can be quite a struggle working from …

Business continuity during Covid 19 crisis

We’d like to reassure clients that our Cyber Essentials Level 1 assessment service will be maintained throughout the current crisis. We will follow Government advice, as and when it is announced, and where possible, conduct Cyber Essentials Plus assessments remotely should a site visit be impossible. Indelible Data is well prepared to deal with the …

Countdown to Windows 7 end of life

By Jason McNicholas On 22nd October 2009 Microsoft released Windows 7, one of the most widely used and successful operating systems ever created, vastly improving on the flaws of its predecessor, Windows Vista. Even 10 years later, and multiple newer Windows Operating Systems, as of September 2019 it is estimated that around 30% of systems …