Our News

Always in the top one or two by frequency of incident, the humble email is still one of the preferred methods of attack by cybercriminals. At the end of 2018 a report by the IRS said they’d seen a 60% increase in phishing attacks.

read more
Published 11 Apr 2019 1:30 PM
  • Cyber Security
  • Scams

Sometimes you find yourself in situations where it’s hard not to think “How did I find myself here?”

That was the thought that came to me as I stood at reception in the Deeside Leisure Centre, asking the reception staff to direct me to the Radio Deeside offices. Radio Deeside is a community radio station serving Flintshire and the surrounding areas. I had been invited to be the guest on their regular Business Break Live slot.

read more
Published 04 Apr 2019 3:28 PM
  • Cyber Security
  • Pro-Networks

All businesses are at risk of suffering the fallout from cyber warfare activity. This article explains why and how CyberEssentials compliance is mandatory for some businesses.

read more
Published 25 Feb 2019 4:57 PM
  • Cyber Security

How the UK leaves the EU will have a direct impact on how UK based companies can transfer personal data to companies in the EU. Read this article to understand the options.

read more
Published 25 Feb 2019 4:28 PM
  • GDPR

Windows 7 and Server 2008 will cease to be supported by Microsoft after 14 January 2020. So what does this mean if you are still using them?

read more
Published 25 Feb 2019 2:54 PM
  • IT Strategy
  • Windows

Announcing that Pro-Networks has earned a Feefo Gold Trusted Service award following consistently high customer service ratings in the final quarter of 2018. Learn more.

read more
Published 25 Feb 2019 1:49 PM
  • Pro-Networks
The internet is awash with zombie hackers, probing for vulnerable devices. This short blog explains what's happening and how achieving compliance is one of the most effective ways to protect your business from cyber attacks.
read more
Published 08 Jan 2019 2:13 PM
  • Cyber Security

A form of fraud

Phishing is a form of fraud. The criminals aim is to get you to reveal access to bank accounts (phishing) or to get you to send money to an account that appears genuine (spear phishing).

This post continues our journey covering the everyday threats we face from cyber criminals. Please follow links at the base of this post to read associated posts.

read more
Published 10 Dec 2018 7:00 PM
  • Cyber Security
  • Scams

Email remains the most common form of threat delivery

Right now, at the close of 2018, the most common attack vector is email. That is, most of the attempted attacks will arrive at your business as an email. They fall into three main types:

read more
Published 03 Dec 2018 6:39 PM
  • Cyber Security
  • Scams

42% of crime has a cyber element

On the 22nd October 2018, I attended a Cybersecurity conference. One of the speakers was Detective Chief Superintendent Aaron Duggan, Head of Crime at Cheshire Police. During his presentation he quoted the frightening fact that out of all reported crime, 42% has a cyber element to it.

read more
Published 26 Nov 2018 5:40 PM
  • Cyber Security
  • Scams