Category: Advent IM Blog

News and information from the Advent IM team.

Congratulations! – Chartered Institute of Information Security

Last night the Advent team attended the celebration for the Charted Institute of Information Security, the only information security institute to have been granted Royal Charter Status. The charter is confirmation of how important information security is not only to business but to society. We as corporate members were delighted to attend, to show our […]

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Phishing and some lessons from our consultant, Michelle..

Thank you very much to Michelle Horton, an Advent IM Security Consultant for sharing her phishing experiences with us here… Recently, I was the subject of an attempted phishing attack. I thought, doing what I do for a living, I would be a bit more savvy and notice it a bit quicker. But the realisation […]

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Blog Post – Travelex – What went wrong?

Blog Post by Advent IM Security Consultant, Craig Moan. What happened? On the 31st of December 2019, as the world looked forward to welcoming a new decade, Travelex fell victim to a type of cyber-attack that very much came to prominence in the outgoing decade… Ransomware, and as I write this blog 20 days later […]

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PART 3 Cyber Terrorism – The Professional Security Officer OUT NOW

“A failure to do anything could well be catastrophic and result in not just national, but international carnage on a scale never seen before.” Issue 5 out NOW, Available to read and download for FREE: The Professional Security Officer  Mike Gillespie and Ellie Hurst are delighted to continue their work with The Professional Security Officer […]

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Cyber Security Breach – Guest Blog

Guest post from Jason Barron, Advent IM Security Consultant Cyber security breaches hit unprecedented highs in UK defence industry – Just my opinion! What do you consider an unprecedented high? On Wed 8 Jan 20, Sky News released an article relating to a statistics document alleged to have been produced by the Defence Industry Warning, […]

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Security Predictions for 2020 from the Advent IM Team

It’s that time of the year when our consultants get the crystal ball out and make some predictions for the year to come… New Year, Same Problems … Another year and another set of predictions from the Advent IM Team … Mike Gillespie: Organisations will finally take the talking spoon off IT and stop buying […]

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