cyber security

How a clean desk can reduce cyber risk incidents

55% of all theft at work takes place within the victim’s work area. A clean desk area can reduce the risks of unauthorised access, loss of and damage to information during and outside normal working hours. The clean desk and clear screen policy regard practices that ensure sensitive information are protected. In addition, a clear screen policy directs all employees to lock their computers when leaving their desk and log off when leaving for a long period of time.

Infographic: Ten tips to detect a phishing email

Increased automation and technological advances have unveiled cyber threat as a significant area of concern for shipping in the last years. An informative infographic by LogRhythm Labs advises individuals on how to defend against ransomware and phishing attacks.

Two companies fined due to GDPR violation

British Authorities fined an insurance company and an advertising agency 135.000 pounds as they violated the GDPR regulation. Both of the companies belong to the same person. It was found out, after an investigation, that the person responsible mistreated their customers’ personal information for political purposes.

Data Protection Day: EU GDPR in numbers

On the occasion of the EU Data Protection Day on 28 January, the European Commission noted key highlights with respect to eight months since the EU General Data Protection Regulation came into force, providing a global standard for the strongest and most modern data protection rules in the world.

Infographic: Ten steps to cyber security

In 2018, more than half (52%) small businesses were attacked by cyber criminals, according to a recent Cyber ​​Security awareness survey of Alert Online. In an informative infographic, UK National Cyber Security Centre summarizes a 10-step-guide for organisations to protect themselves in cyber space. 

Infographic: Stages of common cyber attacks

UK National Cyber Security Centre has issued a paper and an infographic summarizing the key stages of common cyber attacks, in a bid to help individuals and companies to better defend amid the rising cyber threat. The attacker is effectively probing defences for weaknesses that, if exploitable, will take them closer to their ultimate goal. 

Infographic: How passwords are cracked

An insightful infographic by the UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) provides guidance for system owners responsible for determining password policy and examining, or even challenging, existing corporate password policies, and arguing for a more realistic approach. 

Infographic: A cyber security guide for small business owners

An informative infographic by the UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) summarizes five simple but key steps for small business owners, to protect their organizations from cyber threat, and therefore save time, money and ensure business reputation. 

7 steps to build cybersecurity awareness at sea

In the latest issue of its Phish and Ships newsletter, Be Cyber Aware at Sea campaign shares the 7 steps to build cybersecurity awareness at sea. The steps consist of a variety of training tools, continuous training, development through marketing, communication and support, security practises at home, gamifying and success.

Infographic: October is cyber security awareness month

October has been recognized as a Cyber Security Awareness Month in the US since 2003, as well as the EU, aiming to raise awareness on cyber threats, promote cyber security among citizens and organizations; and provide resources to protect themselves online, through education and sharing of good practices.

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