Tag: cyber security

News and information from the Advent IM team.

Lets talk about some ‘highly sophisticated’ cyber attacks…

Advent IM MD, Mike Gillespie It seems to have become quite popular these days to refer to any attack on infrastructure, especially when it involves Government or Critical Infrastructure, as coming from a ‘sophisticated threat actor’. However, the truth is often that the attack has been facilitated by negligent but accidental internal behaviours, through poor […]

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Babylon Health admits GP app suffered a data breach

Babylon Health has acknowledged that its GP video appointment app has suffered a data breach. The firm was alerted to the problem after one of its users discovered he had been given access to dozens of video recordings of other patients’ consultations. Read story by By Leo Kelion , Technology desk editor – BBC

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Advent IM join the Cyber Security Procurement Framework

NHS organisations and other public sector bodies, including emergency services, local authorities and schools, will be able to access cyber security services, including risk management, incident response and recovery, consultancy and personnel, from a range of 25 suppliers through the Cyber Security Services Framework, which launches today. Read the story by Alex Scoxton in Computing View the Procurement […]

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#5MinSecurityRead Redeployed security staff, is this the time?

According to  ISC², almost half of security professionals (47%) report that they have been redeployed for a range of mostly IT  and mobile device deployment functions and 80% have reported a change of some kind to their role during the pandemic crisis, so far. Most (90%) are now working remotely, though for many this will […]

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Your security journey; more for less, post COVID-19. 

Thank you to our Head of Client Development, Derek Willins. As we endure societal lockdown in an effort to control the spread of COVID-19, thoughts turn to imagining what will change when it’s beaten. I suspect that business continuity, business resilience and risk management will be high on most agendas for a while, alongside the […]

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Working from home security considerations

Thank you to Security Consultant Craig Moan for his thoughts on this topic. As more of the UK workforce starts to work from home, we thought it would be a good idea to look at information security, business continuity and data protection considerations you need to make. From Advent IM Security Consultant – Craig Moan  […]

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