Bringing new meaning to ‘Giving staff the axe!’

WITH staff outings a rarity during the pandemic, Indelible Data staff wanted to get it right when deciding our latest team building adventure – so we went axe throwing! It was Office Manager Georgia Routledge’s idea and while a little stunned when she first suggested it, the team decided to give it a go. Georgia …

New Cyber apprentices join Indelible Data

By Anna Wilson Their paths to a future career in cyber security began aged just 10 for two new Maryport apprentices after their dads brought broken computers home for them to fix. Tom Boughton, 20, and Aidan Collins, 18, travelled a remarkably similar path to winning a Cyber Security apprenticeship with Indelible Data. They faced …

Capture the Flag paintball-style

HIGH octane, competitive fun in the blistering Cumbrian heat was just what the team needed to reset to a new norm. Team Indelible Data entered the Raw War forest to capture a physical instead of a virtual flag for a change, while toting paintball guns. With temperatures reaching 27 degrees C, wearing masks and overalls, …

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: …

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 …