Exeter Declares War on Cyber Crime

Exeter businesses are being offered the chance to prepare themselves for the escalating war against cyber crime. The City’s Cyber Security Awareness Week (CSAW), beginning on February 26, will offer a series of free workshops, seminars and networking events on all aspects of cyber crime, from the real life story of a small local business that was scammed to the tune of £40,000, to an insight into how a computer hacker thinks and works. The programme was unveiled this week at an official launch at the Mercure Exeter Southgate Hotel where David Thomas, chairman of Bluegrass Group who are once […]

Catching Up With… Dan Hathaway from Secure Source

Where are you based? We are very fortunate to have the Ground Floor of 3 Barnfield Crescent, Southernhay, one of the best buildings in Exeter. Can you tell us a bit about your business? We’re Recruiters within the Cyber Security market. We assist candidates within Cyber   Security to find employers and assist companies that are looking for Cyber Security professionals by listening to what they need and finding the right individuals. We have a team of skilled Search Consultants and leverage cutting edge technology to enable us to assist clients and candidates. We are Cyber Essentials certified and all […]

Securious expands at Exeter Science Park Centre as South West investment in cyber security increases

Grow Exeter, Securious

Cyber security compliance company Securious has relocated into larger office space at Exeter Science Park Centre to accommodate its growing workforce. Securious is expanding operations to meet an increased demand from South West businesses for cyber protection. The company has recently appointed two new staff and two placement students from Plymouth University. As the only South West qualified security assessor for Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) and with industry accreditation for information security management (ISO:27001:2013), Securious says its expansion is due to the growth of the technology sector in the region. Since relocating to Exeter Science Park […]

PKF Francis Clark achieves Gold Standard rating for Cyber Security

New data protection regulations have post-Brexit trade implications In anticipation of the introduction of GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations), an EU-wide stricter version of the current Data Protection Act which come into force in May 2018, PKF Francis Clark have got ahead of the game by achieving a Gold Standard IASME accreditation for cyber security the highest of the four levels of accreditation available. IASME (Information Assurance for Small and Medium sized Enterprises) is one of the 5 accreditation bodies set up by the UK Government to roll out the Cyber Essentials Scheme which provides a set of five controls […]

5 steps for SMEs to help prevent cyber attacks

The myth that small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) don’t face a threat couldn’t be further from the truth. For a hacker, SMEs are seen as easier targets as they believe less is being done to protect data. This data might be information about clients, customer details, bank details or it might be a way into one of your customers’ systems where you are linked through e-commerce, by email or in some other way. A report from PWC commissioned the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills confirmed that 74 percent of SMEs reported a security breach. However, only seven percent of small businesses expect information […]