How to stay safe from hackers impersonating cyber security firms

Cybercriminals are impersonating cybersecurity firms in phishing emails where employees are instructed to call an enclosed phone number to perform a security check.  The latest ‘callback phishing’ attack appears to be from security vendor Crowdstrike, and directs employees to call what is supposedly a helpline.  Naturally, it’s not – and victims are instructed to install software which is a RAT …

Why we need to redefine the term ‘cyber’

“It’s time we shift the way we think about security and lock away any outdated perceptions of ‘cyber’. Security is the key to opening doors in today’s interconnected world.” Paul Maxwell, Director at Stratia Cyber The term cyber has always been an adjective. Merely a word to describe something that exists in what we once marvelled at as ‘cyberspace’. Why, …

Cyber security in healthcare: challenges and opportunities

Cyber security is now an essential part of doing business in the healthcare sector – our experts and clients explain why in this SC Insights | Magazine edition, part two in our healthcare series. From real-life accounts of how Stratia Cyber helped the NHS in Wales respond to the devastating WannaCry cyber attack, to guidance on how to build the …

What the National Cyber Security Strategy means for your business

In January this year, the Government announced it was investing £2.6 billion in cyber over three years as part of the Government Cyber Security Strategy. The aim of the Strategy is that Government functions will be ‘significantly hardened’ to cyber attack by 2025 – with important implications for companies working with Government.  The new strategy comes against a background of …

Why training for an arctic challenge is a lot like planning for a cyber attack

We’re delighted to report that Rebecca, our fantastic Operations Manager, completed the Arctic Challenge and returned home safely earlier this month. Becky described her experience as ‘truly cleansing for the soul’.  As we shared some of her final preparation in the countdown before she set off for the Arctic Circle, we couldn’t help but notice the many synergies between undertaking …

Three challenges in implementing cyber security within healthcare

Have you stopped and thought recently about how much of your life now takes place online? Not only do we default to online services for more or less every aspect of our daily routines, we depend on connectivity in order to get the basics done. As our reliance on devices with an internet connection skyrocketed in large part due to …

SC Insights | Building the business case for cyber security in healthcare

For this SC Insights | Magazine edition, we’ve compiled the stats, facts and real-life stories that make it easy for healthcare organisations to strengthen the business case for a cyber security budget capable of delivering adequate protection for an industry we rely on so fundamentally. 

How to prepare for the ultimate test of resilience

With just six weeks to go until Becky’s flight is scheduled to take off for Sweden, she’s been busy prepping her kit – with the help of her doe-eyed dog, Thor! Needless to say he’s not thrilled by the prospect of her trip, though he’s yet to turn down a walk in support of Becky’s fitness goals. “Now, my training …

Could you take on the Arctic Challenge?

When our Operations Manager, Becky Liptrott, found out that her husband, an active serving member of the Royal Navy, would be deployed from September 2020 for six months, she found herself looking for a new challenge to push her out of her comfort zone, and keep her busy until he returned. On discovering the Arctic Survival Challenge, she didn’t think …