Updating Windows 7 should not be a pane

A leading cyber-security expert is warning people and businesses to ensure they have updated their computers from Windows 7.
Microsoft is no longer updating security on the operating system, which means it is increasingly vulnerable to hackers. Matt Horan, security director of C3IA Solutions – one of the first companies to be certified by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) – said the risks grow each day.

Beware the Iranian cyber response

A leading cyber-security expert is warning businesses to be on their guard following Iran’s threat to take revenge for the assassination of General Qassim Soleimani. The high profile Iranian general was taken out in a drone attack by the US – and businesses across the West could now be targeted in the anticipated reprisals. Matt Horan, security director of C3IA Solutions, said the rogue state’s tactics might include a scatter-gun approach with cyber-attacks.

Gaming the system

A leading cyber-security expert is warning gamers and their parents to be aware of the risks involved using popular consuls. Matt Horan, security director of C3IA Solutions, said gaming could be the next big victim of organised hacking campaigns.

Business and army – pulling together

An army tug of war team has been pulling up trees after securing sponsorship from a leading cyber security company. C3IA Solutions was roped in to help fund the 11th (Royal School of Signals) Signal Regiment earlier this year.

Cyber worker finds cloud-based solution

A cyber professional and mum of two leaped from a plane to rise money for charity – despite suffering from vertigo. Sian Roff of C3IA Solutions helped raise the sum for the SBS Association

Post Brexit supply chain cyber warning

Businesses making changes to their supply chains post Brexit must ensure new arrangements are secure, a leading expert has warned. Matt Horan from C3IA Solutions said new arrangements must be secure.

Lucy’s cyber success

A university student has been offered the possibility of a job in one of the country’s leading cyber security companies after impressing bosses during a work placement. Lucy Dalley spent a year with C3IA Solutions in Poole, Dorset, between the second and third year of her Cyber Security Management degree at Bournemouth University.

Turing decision is ‘on the money’

Alan Turing becoming the face of the new £50 note is the perfect choice, according to a leading cyber security company. Matt Horan, security director of C3IA Solutions, said that the mathematician, computer scientist and cryptanalyst had been unfairly maligned because of his sexuality.

Cyber firm brings in reinforcements

Dorset-headquartered cyber-security company C3IA Solutions has recruited two new staff – including the former attaché at the British Embassy in Washington DC. Colonel Stewart McConnell has joined the fast-growing business along with fellow Royal Corps of Signals veteran Major Graham Moody.

Good Directors Prepare for Rules

Leading cyber-security firm C3IA Solutions is warning businesses that GDPR has not gone away – and rulings and fines are expected soon.