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The Crucial Role of Cyber Security Awareness Training

Businesses are more reliant on technology today than ever before. While this dependence on technology brings numerous benefits, it also exposes companies to a growing range of cyber security threats. The threat landscape in the cyber security realm is constantly evolving, with cyber criminals developing increasingly sophisticated techniques to exploit vulnerabilities. The motives behind these […]

Password Security: Best Practices in 2023

In today’s digital age, passwords are the keys to our online lives. From personal email accounts to online banking and social media profiles, we rely on passwords to protect our sensitive information from prying eyes and cyber threats. However, as technology evolves, so do the methods of hackers. To stay ahead of these threats, it’s […]

QR Code Scams: How To Avoid Them

In our increasingly digitised world, Quick Response (QR) codes have become a common sight, from restaurant menus to event tickets. These two-dimensional barcodes simplify information sharing and can offer a convenient experience for users. However, cyber criminals have also recognised the potential of QR codes as a new tool for their illegal activities. This has […]

AI brings more convincing phishing scams for business owners

The rise in AI (artificial intelligence) has recently been linked to more convincing phishing scams that unsuspecting business owners are falling victim to. It’s creating new levels of cyber threats that we need to guard against. What is AI? AI is where data and insights are harnessed through specially designed algorithms to allow a machine […]

Top 5 tactics to avoid the costs of a data breach

Data breaches are rapidly becoming an unavoidable expense for businesses across the globe. In fact, a recent study by IBM revealed that over 83% of organisations have experienced one. What is a data breach, you ask? A data breach is a security violation that results in the leakage or loss of private, sensitive or confidential […]

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 […]