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What is Cyber Insurance and do I need it?

Start Gareth Brown gareth@sytec.co.uk TwitterLinkedIn 5 minute read | July 5th, 2019 What is Cyber Insurance? Cyber Insurance offers* to reduce the cost of a data breach *requires additional preventative measures A Cyber Insurance policy is only effective when part of...

How to handle a cyber attack

Start Gareth Brown gareth@sytec.co.uk TwitterLinkedIn 4 minute read | May 10th, 2019 How to handle a cyber attack In my experience, the only effective way to deal with a cyber attack is with advance planning and preparation.  In particular, establishing Secure...

Where to start with Cyber Security?

Gareth Brown gareth@sytec.co.uk TwitterLinkedIn January 11th, 2019 Where to start with Cyber Security? I’m frequently asked, ‘where should we start with Cyber Security?’. I generally talk about the following 6 areas and you may be familiar with some...

How do I measure my IT security risks?

Gareth Brown gareth@sytec.co.uk TwitterLinkedIn November 28th, 2018 How do I measure my IT security risks? Risk is a measure of the uncertainty of an event occurring. The key is to focus on how probable or likely an event could be expected to occur, rather than what...

What is Zero Trust?

Gareth Brown gareth@sytec.co.uk TwitterLinkedIn September 18th, 2018 What is Zero Trust? Zero Trust is a network security model that stops users from automatically trusting things. What I like about this approach is that Zero Trust means applying the same checks no...

PCI DSS Compliance Checks

Gareth Brown gareth@sytec.co.uk TwitterLinkedIn August 23rd, 2018 PCI DSS Compliance In summary, the Payment Card Industry’s Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) applies to organisations that store, process, or transmit cardholder data, therefore the standard must...