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Time to face cyber attack threat

Bolton business owners have ‘no hiding place’ from the increasing threat of cyber attack. That stark warning was delivered at a special interactive seminar held at the town’s Holiday Inn and organised by NatWest bank and Holker IT.




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Cyber Security for Business Event 20/06/17

How vulnerable is your business to the threat of cyber attacks? Falling victim to a ‘cyber attack’ and the often devastating consequences is a major concern for all businesses. But help is at hand in Macclesfield and East Cheshire this month thanks to a special interactive event. Holker IT is joining forces with NatWest bank to stage ‘Cyber Security for Business’ at Macclesfield Town Hall, on Tuesday 20th June.




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Why We Don’t Encrypt?

I recently attended a University seminar by Professor of Human-Centred Technology Angela Sasse (FREng) in which she updated students on ‘Why Johnny and Jane can’t encrypt’.

Now for those in the audience, like me, who don’t really feel a burning need/requirement to encrypt my email and texts I’d never imagined that if I ever did want to encrypt that I wouldn’t be able to. But clearly, post seminar, the issues around encryption are more complicated than I’d thought.




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UK to increase national cyber-defence efforts

Philip Hammond announces £1.9 billion of funding to increase the UK’s cyber defenses.

Well, more of a re-announcing of old news than new news as the funding was allocated over a year ago and some of it has already been spent in creating the new National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).

In terms of our response to the news(!), we still applaud




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