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Electronic documents in digital forensics, looking beyond the usual suspects

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Computers and the Internet have brought about an massive change in the way we live our lives. We are living in the ‘digital age’ in which many of the everyday tasks we perform can be traced back to some type of electronically stored information (ESI), being constantly recorded on disparate systems. The challenge to digital …Read More

15th August 2014 | Posted in Cyber Security, News, News & Events by


North West firms lose £107million each year due to cyber crime, and £70million of this is avoidable.

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North West companies are particularly vulnerable to the effects of cyber crime, according to research. The July 2014 report published by Lancaster University’s Security Lancaster reveals that among the industries operating in the North West of England, the transport, health, professional and scientific sectors face particular risks to cyber crime. The total cost to the …Read More

6th August 2014 | Posted in Cyber Security, News, News & Events by


CYFOR Cyber Security Expert Reports on Impending Cyber Attack

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In the past week, there have been reports in the news about an expected cyber-attack. This has led to computer users being urged to protect their machines from malware which will allow hackers to steal financial data. Keith Cottenden, Director at CY40R cyber security specialists, reports on the potential danger this poses to businesses: Cause …Read More

11th June 2014 | Posted in Cyber Security, News, News & Events by


Interview with CYFOR Audio and Video Investigator who Analysed Jeremy Clarkson’s Alleged Racist Video Comment

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CYFOR were recently hired by the Daily Mirror to investigate a video clip of TV presenter Jeremy Clarkson regarding comments he had made whilst filming for the BBC. Here, Audio and Video Investigator, Michelle Bowman, who conducted analysis on the video footage, explains what is involved in this type of analysis and ways to determine …Read More

14th May 2014 | Posted in Cyber Security, News, News & Events by


CYFOR Legal, cyber security experts, reports on the dangers of Heartbleed for businesses

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Heartbleed is a bug present in OpenSSL that allows hackers to eavesdrop on supposedly secure communications to uncover names, passwords and other personal information. Keith Cottenden, Director at CYFOR cyber security specialists, commented on the potential danger this poses to businesses: “The severity of the Heartbleed bug depends on your business. If you are an …Read More

15th April 2014 | Posted in Cyber Security, News, News & Events by


Confusion over the scale & nature of cyber crime

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Keith Cottenden, CYFOR’s Forensic Services Director, shares his thoughts on cyber crime, the risks that organisation’s face and how to protect business interests…. There is widespread confusion over the scale and nature of cyber-criminality which is undermining efforts to tackle a menace that may be costing the economy billions of pounds a year. Businesses have …Read More

30th April 2012 | Posted in Cyber Security, News & Events by


It is simple, if I can compromise your wireless router, I own your network!

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CYFOR’s Information Security Consultant, Shaun Peapell, recently wrote an article for InfoSec Resources online magazine.  Below is a brief introduction, for the full article please visit – http://resources.infosecinstitute.com/wireless-router-security/. It is convenient, it is a necessity, and some devices give you no other option: wireless networking is all around us. We all use wireless networks on a …Read More

10th February 2012 | Posted in Cyber Security, News & Events by


Employees are the largest risk to an organisation’s IT security

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With the increasing risk of cybercrime, IT security will be at the top of most company’s agenda for 2012.  According to a new report by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), cybercrime is the third most common threat of economic crime that has affected UK firms in the last 12 months. The government has also recognised the importance of companies …Read More

5th December 2011 | Posted in Cyber Security, News & Events by


Rapid7 continues rapid growth with new partners including CYFOR

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Rapid7®, the leading provider of security risk intelligence solutions, today announced that the second quarter of 2011 marked the Company’s ninth consecutive record quarter with 74 percent overall growth in revenue over the same period in 2010. Continuing its momentum from Q1, Rapid7 experienced a 75 percent increase in revenue in the first half of …Read More

21st July 2011 | Posted in Cyber Security, News & Events by


CYFOR launches vulnerability assessment services

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Today we have launched a unique service to help businesses avoid hackers or disgruntled employees exploiting their vulnerabilities. With high profile hacking reported daily including recent cases of Sony and SOCA, companies face serious risk by not protecting their IT environment.  Joel Tobias, our Managing Director, commented “It’s a cliché, but prevention is better than …Read More

28th June 2011 | Posted in Cyber Security, News & Events by




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