WFH – where fraudsters hang-out

Leading cyber-security company C3IA Solutions is warning of the dangers of home working, while accepting there are huge benefits. The government is so concerned it has launched a new website where people can send suspicious emails.

Coronavirus is creating crooks, warns expert

Sick crooks are using the Coronavirus crisis to target people online, playing on their health fears, a leading cyber-security company has warned. C3IA Solutions said emails purporting to offer COVID-19 test results and cures and selling protective equipment have been circulating.

Computer viruses are also a risk

Covid-19 is not the only virus to be worried about if people are working from home, according to a leading cyber-security expert. Matt Horan, security director of C3IA Solutions, has issued advice for home working to help reduce the risk of cyber-attacks. Computer viruses will be looking for new, vulnerable targets and are likely to target workers whose home systems are not secure.

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.