How businesses can protect themselves online

Many companies rely on internet applications for the day-to-day running of their business. These can range from simple email communications to the management of more complex business processes and procedures. If you think about the sheer amount of data and sensitive information transmitted every day over the internet, it’s easy to imagine what kind of …

Google to potentially step up Chrome security alerts

The proposed changes to the Chrome browser suggested by Google engineers in 2014 are poised to come into effect, meaning a slightly different, and theoretically more secure way of navigating the internet for web surfers. A new system will warn users should they navigate towards a website deemed insecure. The feature is designed to act …

Proudly accepting our Cyber Essentials Certification

Here at catalyst2 we’re more than happy to announce that we’ve secured the Cyber Essentials Certification. A government-backed accreditation scheme launched in 2012, the program was aimed at encouraging organisations such as our own to consider how well they were managing their cyber risks, while also laying down some basic controls that all businesses should …

Keeping your website safe and secure

With so much business done online nowadays, virtually all companies are at risk of cyber crime. While it’s universally accepted that you should keep your money locked away in a bank or safe, it’s also just as important to ensure your website is secure and protected at all times. Here are a few tips on …

Should you move your hosting to the UK?

Hosting in the UK looks to be the safest option after the European Court of Justice reached a ruling over the ‘safe harbour’ scheme that could rock the world of web hosting and data protection. The ‘safe harbour’ scheme, which allows the transfer of personal information to companies in the US, has been ruled invalid. …

Windows 10 malware “offer” emails threaten user data

As expected, now that Windows 10 is out and a free upgrade for many users, there are huge numbers of emails being sent out trying to trick PC users into applying for the “free upgrade”. Instead, those users who click on the inviting link risk having their PC or data locked with a vicious piece …

How to prevent malware on your website

Malicious software, or malware, is everywhere. The majority of it is created and used by criminals to try to collect sensitive information, like passwords, bank details, or other private information. The rest of it is there simply to cause disruption. Either way, you need to avoid it at all costs. Just one piece of stubborn …

The benefits of email hosting for small businesses

It can often be difficult for small businesses to expand and evolve within their industry when they lack the substantial funds and resources that are at the disposal of larger corporations. However, there are certain measures that your company can implement, such as email hosting, which are cost-effective and which will yield substantial long-term results. …

Internet security a £61 billion a year industry

Global internet security is now a £61 billion a year industry according to Den Sullivan, Cisco’s head of architecture and engineering for emerging markets. The new Cisco Security outfit is targeted at internet security on a corporate and national level and the market is set to grow exponentially. Sullivan revealed this number at One Africa …

Latest Symantec Threat Report highlights need for internet security

Symantec has published the latest version of its internet security threat report, entitled “Cybercrime: New Tricks of the Trade”. You can download it for free, provided you fill in your contact details. What it shows is that the time between a threat becoming known, and criminals using it to trawl the internet for weaknesses in …