Category: Advent IM Blog

News and information from the Advent IM team.

Remembering D-Day: An Historic Triumph

We are proud supporters of forces and have made a commitment to continued support through signing the Armed Forces Covenant. We are also committed to employing ex-forces and have been shortlisted for Employer of the Year at the Ex-Forces in Business Awards as well as Reservist of the Year, Business Leader of the Year and […]

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Application Programming Interface (API) Vulnerabilities and Associated Security Best Practices

This is an insightful and helpful post penned by Advent IM Consultant, Jon Carpenter. Introduction APIs are the fundamental building blocks of software applications, allowing diverse systems to interconnect and function in unison, understanding and addressing common API security vulnerabilities is essential. An API vulnerability is a flaw that allows attackers to bypass security, leading […]

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Press Release: UK Police Launch Industry Charter to Deliver Top Service to the Public

Policing Partners publicly commit to Improve Security within UK Police UK Police forces are a huge target for security attacks, given their collation of highly sensitive information. The main reason for information security breaches is human error, therefore all roles within a Police force need to understand their security responsibilities and the risks associated with […]

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Securing the Public Sector: Our Journey in Delivering Information Security Services

Advent IM has a longstanding relationship with the UK Government and has been a trusted security consultancy provider to many Government departments over its twenty-year history.  MySecurityManager – Solving the problem: Interim role of Information Security Manager for a Government Body  Our client was already engaged with us for years, mostly for accreditation work. However, […]

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The Viral Temu Scam: Did You Sell Your Data for £50?

Hello everyone, here’s a free £50! We’ll just take your personal information in return 🙂 This is what Chinese organisation Temu are doing, and masses of people are falling for it. Who are Temu? Temu are an online market place that offer heavily discounted prices for all goods. They originate from China, with their platform […]

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Retirement Reflections from Derek Willins

This is a bittersweet week for us at Advent IM as our own Head of Client Development, Derek Willins, retires. There can be no doubt of his contribution to Advent IM and to security and we will miss his insight, curiosity and collegiate approach that so exemplifies our core values. Derek kindly wrote a post […]

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Recent Retail IT Outages or The Importance of Being Resilient

A post from our MD, Mike Gillespie, on the recent outage impacts and lessons in resilience IT-based outages affecting McDonald’s, Sainsbury’s and Tesco were widely reported last weekend (15th and 16th March 2024), with many confused and angry customers taking to social media to warn others or make contact with the brands, seeking more information. […]

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Valentine’s Day: Romance Scams on the Rise!

Dating apps are increasing in popularity year by year, which means that there’s more people available for scammers to target. But first and foremost, what is a romance scam? It is a type of scam that involves a fraudster building a (false) personal relationship with their victim, only to ask them for money – to […]

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Safer Internet Day 2024 Blog

Using the internet can be an amazing thing… but can also be dangerous. As a newcomer in security, I’ve been able to understand that my previous actions left me at risk of my data being available to anyone! For Safer Internet Day, this blog will cover how you can have not just a safer day, […]

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