How to avoid online criminals this Black Friday

With Black Friday less than a week away, we’re all excited to get our mitts on some discounted items. Fashion, technology, food and homeware will all be on offer, with many retailers offering deals that seem impossible to ignore! Unfortunately, online criminals also have their eyes on the prize, developing new and intelligent methods to […]

MFA & 2FA Scams: Important Information

2FA (Two Factor Authentication) and MFA (Multi-Factor Authentication) are two hugely popular, and generally reliable, security measures used to secure online accounts today. They are used to protect users against cyber-crimes related to exposed or easy-to-crack passwords. Unfortunately, hackers are always discovering new ways to infiltrate our personal data, leading to a recent rise in […]

Cyber Security Checklist: 10 Simple Steps For Your Business

If you’re looking for a cyber security checklist to help you prevent falling victim to cyber-crime, look no further! As cyber security specialists, Virtuoso are here to guide your business to safety! You might feel tired of hearing about cyber-crime being a never-ending threat to your business.  But the facts are clear – growing businesses […]

How to spot WhatsApp scams!

It seems that an increasing number of people are being targeted by WhatsApp scams. Many assume that popular apps of this kind are perfectly safe. Don’t be fooled! WhatsApp is quickly becoming a fruitful hunting ground for cyber-criminals. Whilst significant emphasis has been placed on awareness and training to identify threats via email, with over […]

3 steps to safeguard personal data in your business

Protecting personal data is at the core of all conversations around cyber security and data privacy. If leaked, or accessed by an unauthorised third party, it could lead to identity fraud, financial loss and damage to reputation. In business, we handle all sorts of personal data belonging to our employees and our customers. Without appropriate […]

8 common types of malware & how to prevent them!

So, you want to know about the different types of malware? Firstly, it’s important to note that the days of simply installing a budget anti-virus software onto your devices are LONG GONE! In the early years of malware (and other cyber-attacks), hackers would create amateur computer viruses, with little understanding of the power they held. […]

What are managed cyber security services?

Today’s technology market is saturated with businesses offering managed cyber security services and claiming to be industry-leading providers. Often, these companies can be vague and misleading in their offering, leaving you (the customer) feeling unsure of what you’re actually paying for! Nevertheless, there are huge benefits of partnering with the right cyber security managed service […]

5 tips to prepare your business for cyber-crime!

Here’s a scary statistic, did you know that the world economy loses more than $1 trillion to cyber-crime every year? And what’s worse, is that figure was 50% less in 2018. If that doesn’t prove the rapid increase in cyber-crime, nothing will. Sadly, two-thirds of businesses in 2019 reported they fell victim to some form […]

Am I being sold a poor-quality cyber security package?

As your business grows, so do the risks. By integrating new apps, scaling your departments, or enabling flexible workstyles, you are providing ample new opportunities for security threats to prosper. But you already know this! It’s why you are looking to engage with a supplier that can offer you a cyber security package that will […]

Get ready! ‘Tis the season for cyber-crime

Cyber-crime during Christmas… Christmas is only a week away and many of us are looking forward to a well-deserved break. Unfortunately, others are scheming activities that are everything but festive and merry! We’ve shared several articles previously that explain the risks that come with cyber-crime and it’s important for us to emphasise these – so […]

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