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Cyber security news Apr 2022

Cyber security news Apr 2022

As we power through the last week of the month, it is time for cyber security news Apr 2022. Over the last few weeks we saw RaidForums taken down, then the US linked North Korea to a cryptocurrency heist. Just last week, No. 10 Downing Street was infected with spyware...

Cyber Security Ready from CRIBB (CRIBB CSR)

Cyber Security Ready from CRIBB (CRIBB CSR)

Are you 'cyber security ready'? We help organisations around the world and in the UK to answer that question in the positive. Formed in 2016, CRIBB Cyber Security can help you with certifications, detection & defence and safeguarding. This year, we have developed...

Security by design IT Solutions (ICE in 2022)

Security by design IT Solutions (ICE in 2022)

ICE turns 15 next month and to celebrate, we're looking at Security by design IT Solutions. A staple of theICEway's offering, we are proud to enable our ecosystem's teams to embrace cyber security from the word go. Whenever involved in a technology project,...

Maritime cybersecurity

Maritime cybersecurity

A few weeks ago we ran a piece on IASME's new maritime cybersecurity standard. Today then we continue to look at security for the seas, with some top tips for good measure! IASME's scheme is essentially an enhanced version of our own CMCA solution for cruise. We're...

Cyber security news Mar 2022

Cyber security news Mar 2022

March is drawing to a close and so it is time for cyber security news Mar 2022. We begin with yet another cyber security incident, this time against video game developer Ubisoft. Then we touch upon Google's efforts to fix another zero-day flaw. Finally, we look at the...

Maritime cyber baseline: IASME looks to the sea

Maritime cyber baseline: IASME looks to the sea

Today we look at the maritime cyber baseline scheme from the IASME Consortium. Maritime cyber security is a subject that is very close to our hearts. IT security in general is fast-becoming a hot topic due to numerous high-profile cyber-attacks. These have resulted in...

theICEway & CRIBB Cyber Security in 2022

theICEway & CRIBB Cyber Security in 2022

Today we look back briefly at our ecosystem's history. We then look forward to theICEway & CRIBB Cyber Security in 2022. What does the future hold? Only time will tell but we certainly have some interesting plans. Last year CRIBB turned 5 years old and in February...

Cyber security news Feb 2022

Cyber security news Feb 2022

Now we are into March, it is time to look back at cyber security news Feb 2022. The month began with yet another high-profile cyber-attack which saw News Corp suffering a data breach. It then continued with the far more positive efforts of the NCSC and their...

ICE Technology Services to theICEway via CRIBB

ICE Technology Services to theICEway via CRIBB

ICE Technology Services, a UK MSP / IT consultancy, turns 15 in May and as it is our fellow member of theICEway ecosystem, we decided to look back at its origins. Having turned 5 years old in November 2021, CRIBB and its team are certainly no strangers to a birthday...

Cyber security news Jan 2022

Cyber security news Jan 2022

Now well into February, it is time for us to look back at cyber security news Jan 2022. Read about North Korean hackers stealing huge amounts of cryptocurrency in 2021. Hear how Ukraine claims to have evidence showing Russia to be behind 2022's first major...

Cybersecurity history (part 2)

Cybersecurity history (part 2)

Today we complete our look back at the development of cyber-crime by beginning in the 1980's. We will then move through each decade until we arrive at the present. This is part two of cybersecurity history, when things really start to expand... Cybersecurity...

Cyber security history (part 1)

Cyber security history (part 1)

Today we look back in time to the 1940's, tracing the evolution of cyber-crime to the 1970's. Next week we will begin with the 1980's and then run through to the present day. Join us for part one of our look into cyber security history and do feel free to leave your...

PassPhrases versus passwords: Key differences

PassPhrases versus passwords: Key differences

Last week we looked at building strong passwords and the importance behind that. A lot of people now deploy PassPhrases instead and today we will look more closely at those. 'PassPhrases versus passwords' is the name, finding key differences between the two is the...

How safe is your password?

How safe is your password?

We all use passwords in our everyday lives. Be it for personal banking or for work, the question 'how safe is your password?' is one that is pertinent to all of us. Given the fact that cyber-crime is rising, can you honestly say that you are not an easy victim...

Cyber security in 2021 (An end of year review)

Cyber security in 2021 (An end of year review)

As we stride into the new year, it would be remiss not to turn back and assess the previous 12 months. Cyber security in 2021 was once again a 'hot ticket item', with numerous high-profile security incidents and developments. Today we ask Patrick Carolan to take a...

Cyber security news Dec 2021

Cyber security news Dec 2021

In the first of a CRIBB blog double-bill this week*, we look back at cyber security news Dec 2021. The month began with a cyber-attack against Spar shops and continued with hackers looking to exploit the Log4j vulnerability. Finally, the BBC revealed a new...

Ransomware in education

Ransomware in education

There have been numerous high-profile cases of ransomware in the mainstream news in recent years. Going after big corporations would seem to be at the top of cyber-criminals' wish lists. However, schools and colleges are increasingly finding themselves being targeted....

Cyber Essentials technical controls update

Cyber Essentials technical controls update

In January 2022, the NCSC is introducing the largest Cyber Essentials (CE) technical controls update since it was first launched in 2014. Today we look at what is changing to see what it might then mean for you moving forwards. The new year will see the introduction...

Cyber Security in healthcare

Cyber Security in healthcare

We are part of theICEway along with eTestware and ICE. Together, we deliver a complete digital solution for clients in sectors including healthcare. Our group of IT brands are all either celebrating or approaching significant milestones. CRIBB turned 5 in November...

Cyber security news Nov 2021

Cyber security news Nov 2021

A mere 2 weeks ago we rounded-up our pick of security updates for October - you can read that piece here. We considered waiting a while longer to reveal our choices from this month. Then we opted to do it sooner rather than later as there is a lot to get through in...

The evolution of cyber security

The evolution of cyber security

This week CRIBB Cyber Security is 5 and to celebrate, we're looking at the evolution of cyber security. The world as we now know it is far different to the one we experienced back in 2016. As we shall see, 5 years ago cyber-criminals were becoming more targeted and...

Cyber security news Oct 2021

Cyber security news Oct 2021

We're now past the halfway mark in November and so then it is time for one of our regular features: Cyber security news Oct 2021. Today we'll look at the UK National Cyber Force and phishing attempts against YouTube users. Then we'll hear about another high-profile...

Who needs to register with ICO?

Who needs to register with ICO?

Who needs to register with ICO? It is a question that has caused some confusion. Many believe that it is only data controllers that need to. However, as we shall see, data processors must also register. What is a data controller? Typically, if you decide 'why' and...

Cyber security news Sep 2021

Cyber security news Sep 2021

Perhaps a little later than usual, it is time for us to take a look at cyber security news Sep 2021. Last month yielded yet more cyber criminal activity and IoT attacks caused particular concern following the release of a report on their growth during Q1 & Q2....

Ransomware in Travel

Ransomware in Travel

In last week's blog we looked at the current rules on cookies*. We did this in response to an announcement by Profit about a potential phishing scam against travel companies. Today we look more closely at Profit themselves and at this scam, as well as ransomware in...