Author Archives for Colin Tansley

18 April 2019

Identifying a Phishing email

I was asked a question at a recent event about how to identify a ‘phishing’ email. Now, for some of us this might seem obvious to but never assume anything. Particularly when you take a look at some of the statistics. Here’s why this is so important. According to research by Verizon ( Data Breach… View Article

12 March 2019

Data BREACH – is your business prepared?

Here’s a recent list of Data Breaches; Citrix – reports of 6 terabytes of sensitive data stored in the Citrix enterprise network, including e-mail correspondence. Verifications IO – 763,117,241 people have apparently had their records leaked and it is said to include emails, phone numbers, addresses, dates of birth, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram account details,… View Article

21 February 2019

Brave enough to change your Browser?

I’m always on the look out for ways to improve online security so I thought I’d share this with you. Browsers are notorious for leaking your information. I love Google Chrome but the clue is in the title, it was was built by probably the world’s biggest harvester of data. For the more advanced user… View Article

13 February 2019

Security with Intelect CDD

I’ve had some great meetings in recent weeks with people from a variety of industries here on the Isle of Man and elsewhere. A couple of things have become abundantly clear though. When explaining the services I offer not everyone gets what Customer Due Diligence (CDD) is and why it is a vital business process…. View Article

04 February 2019

What use is a VPN?

A VPN (or Virtual Private Network) is a useful application for a whole host of reasons. Here’s a quick summary; What is it, what does it do? – A VPN is often described a secure tunnel for your online traffic. It encrypts your transmissions and protects data, your passwords and things like usernames. Vital if… View Article

24 January 2019

Why should your business bother about Cyber Security?

All the time I hear and sense the following; “It’s just another job to do,” “I’ll get around to it,” or “It won’t happen to me.”. This poor attitude to cyber security simply invites trouble. While it is an extra workload to consider, and it does require proper time and attention to execute, failing to… View Article

18 January 2019

How to keep your phone browser clean

Have you ever taken a look at your mobile phone browser history or cleared cookies, ever? Chances are you won’t even have thought about it. You really should give it a clean every so often, those pesky cookies lurking on your device will be tracking your behaviour, serving up adverts and sending your personal data… View Article

18 January 2019

Upcoming Intelect events

We’re kicking off 2019 with a couple of really relevant and interesting offerings. Firstly, on 25th February we are holding a conference about how to respond and deal with a Data Breach. We know from our clients that having the practical knowledge and skills to deal with such incidents is something they need. The Intelect… View Article

30 September 2018

Is Cyber Security Possible?

News feeds have been alight over the weekend with users in shock that Facebook has been subject of a cyber attack. Wasn’t this just a matter of time? Apparently in excess of 50m accounts have been affected. Factor in the impact of single sign ins with FB credentials and we really are at the tip… View Article