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      With the use of automated facial recognition (AFR) becoming increasingly common, the UK Biometrics Commissioner Paul Wiles has called on government ministers to inst

      Tide Foundation offer open source password boost

      The Tide Foundation has released a security mechanism for encryption that the non-profit organisation claims makes passwords 140,000 times more difficult to crack.

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      The use of facial recognition technology in public central London area is continuing to stir controversy with an admission this week that the Metropolitan Police Ser

      Cyber Security

      Microsoft is Improving Office 365 Phishing Email Notifications

      Microsoft is working on enhancing the notification system for quarantined malware or phishing messages for admins in all Microsoft 365 environments, with the new fea

      UK wants a cyber building at UN security group

      The UK wants investment in a cyber security capacity building, and emphasised the importance of respecting international law as it applies to digital, at a newly con

      All Kings Cross Facial Recognition Cameras Shut Down

      The private firm that monitors the whole King’s Cross area, has confirmed that it is no longer using facial recognition cameras, we are glad to say.

      Help and Advice

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      The option for Ransomware Protection is disabled by default even though it is available as a native option since the release of Windows 10 version 1709.

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      There is no shortage of data breaches and vulnerabilities that have very real financial and reputational consequences for businesses.

      Tech Terms

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      Cyber Study UK

      Certified Ethical Hacker v10 Question of the Day #71

      Which protocol is used for setting up secure channels between two devices, typically in VPNs?

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      (ISC)2 CISSP (2018) Question of the Day #67

      Which one of the following stakeholders is not typically included on a business continuity planning team?


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