Working With (ISC)² To Shape the Security Industry

For the past 25 years (ISC)² has been shaping the security industry by offering training, events, education and certification for security professionals. Sarah Janes is delighted to have been invited into that process, by being asked to deliver a webinar on Developing Security Behaviours: 8 Practical Principles for Effective Change. Sarah had this to say about the opportunity to use the (ISC)² platform to talk about the ‘human factor’: “It’s rare now, to meet a security professional who doesn’t see the ‘human factor’ as the number one priority for businesses of all sizes. The problem that many organisations and companies … Read More

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Sarah Janes Presents on ‘The Human Factor’ to Leading UK Security Professionals

The City Security and Resilience Networks (CSARN) is a leading UK based business membership network bring together public and private sector leaders to effect meaningful change. CSARN’s most recent public event ‘The Cyber Dilemma – is mitigation the only option?’ was held at the Cavalry and Guards Club, Piccadilly on 13th July, with a brief to speakers to cover: • Mitigation tactics to protect corporate and government platforms • The need for AI and understanding the costs of implementation • The continuing threat from ‘insiders’ to your organisation • Why the C-Suite should be leading the fight • Areas of … Read More

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Layer 8 Supporting Local Business with Cyber Crime at NatWest Boost

Layer 8 were recently invited to attend the #NatWestBoost event in Milton Keynes. The event aims to grow local businesses and connects them with a range of different companies from HR, to protection from fraud. We were thrilled to be asked to run the cyber security stand at the event and with approximately 400 businesses from a range of different counties, this gave us the perfect opportunity to talk about reducing the risks of a cyber-attacks. Attendees of the event were asked to fill in a questionnaire which was based on human risk factors. One question focused on GDPR (General … Read More

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NHS Cyber Attacks – Simple Ways You Can Reduce Your Risks

Until the 12th May the word cyber-attack may have been unknown, or at least not fully understood, by a good deal of people. But the global cyber-attack, that released tens of thousands of ransomware attacks affecting 45 NHS trusts and businesses in over 100 countries, has woken the world up. Cyber-attacks, ransomware, etc are not a new phenomenon, but to date they have passed us by. A data breach where customer data is lost has no immediate or significant impact on our day to day lives. But the NHS being paralysed by the attacks’ changes all of that. Bedford based … Read More

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Layer 8 Join Forces With NatWest To Reduce Cyber Crime In The Region

Bedford, The Higgins Museum – Wed 3 May 2017, 08:00 – 11:00 BST Cambridge, Anglia Ruskin University, Lord Ashcroft Building – Thu 11 May 2017, 09:00 – 12:00 BST Hear what it’s like to get hacked. Learn how your employees can prevent it. Technology is only one weapon in your cyber-security armoury. By far the more powerful resource is the ‘human firewall’ – your people, trained, educated and encouraged to have proactive conversations that change security culture. Attend a seminar and learn about: • What it’s like to be hacked – from a real live customer who’s been there! (Cambridge) … Read More

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Layer 8 on Look East

We were visited recently by BBC Look East who are making a feature about DDOS attacks. Our Managing Director, Sarah Janes was interviewed for the feature, about the trial of Adam Mudd who, as a 15-year-old, created software that that cybercriminals bought to launch DDOS attacks. These affected several gaming networks and on-demand movie sites and included Xbox and Playstation being taken down over Christmas 2014. Mudd pleaded guilty to the offences at the Old Bailey, and the programme is due to be aired to Friday 21st April when he is sentenced. Keeping sharing simple…FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedinMore

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Layer 8 Partner With Imagefix to Keep Bedfordshire SMEs Cybersecure

When we launched our free Layer 8 Toolkit subscription in January this year, our aim was to give small to medium sized businesses a way to start protecting their businesses against cybercrime without lack of budget being a barrier. As companies grow we hope that their cybersecurity budget will grow with them, and we have a range of subscription levels to suit businesses at all stages of their growth. We’re always looking for new ways to introduce EXPLORE, our free subscription, and Imagefix have provided us with an exciting and innovative opportunity to do so. Getting Bedfordshire’s Small Business Owners Engaged … Read More

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Hangin’ With the (Ethical) Hackers at the #NatWestBoost Event, Milton Keynes

Layer 8 were delighted to be asked to lead the #NatWestBoost event for SMEs at the ‘Entrepreneurial Spark Hub’ in Milton Keynes last Tuesday. Our MD, Sarah Janes, led a presentation which explored just how much data we carry around with us on a daily basis, and we asked our partner – Falanx Cyber Defense – to present a hacking demonstration. The event was terrifically well received with one participant describing it as “informative, energising and absolutely necessary for SMEs”. We love being able to talk to small businesses about the importance of defending the company assets from day one … Read More

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‘People Management’ Article on Layer 8’s Work With ‘The Health Foundation’

At Layer 8 we are strong advocates for collaboration between HR and Security Teams, as an effective means to achieve proactive security behaviours. This month’s HR focused People Management magazine includes an article on the work Layer 8 been doing with The Heath Foundation (an independent charity committed to improving health care for people in the UK) in this area. Head of HR, Patsy Mills, describes the data security challenge organisations like The Health Foundation face, and outlines the solution provided by Layer 8 which is currently being rolled out. For the full article, follow the link: http://www2.cipd.co.uk/pm/peoplemanagement/b/weblog/archive/2017/02/21/case-study-the-health-foundation.aspx Keeping sharing simple…FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedinMore

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Layer 8 Present at North-East Fraud Forum

We were delighted to be invited back – by popular demand – to present at the North-East Fraud Forum in Newcastle last week. We had been asked to provide a workshop which would alert delegates to security vulnerabilities in their businesses, so we decided to get them all to take on the role of the hacker for the morning. Working in teams they were challenged to create a dastardly attack on a sector-specific business (fictional – I hasten to add), using phishing, ransomware or social engineering attacks. We’re happy to report that at the end of the session no-one was … Read More

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