Stuart Wilkes

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Stuart J Wilkes is an IT industry professional with over 20 years experience working with companies, educational institutions and charities on how they can reap commercial benefit from the continued developments within the world of technology.

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Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a ‘Kitemark’ style voluntary scheme for Cyber Security. Oh wait, there is! Pick up any product and somewhere on its underbelly you will find a range of what appears to be modern hieroglyphics. These are not strategically placed emoji giving off some hidden meaning, nor are they the hiding place for a particularly awkward […]

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How many times can you recall that in your own life technology has been ‘blamed’ for something? Often I have heard how people didn’t receive an email, lost a document, or missed a meeting as it had been deleted from their calendar. I’ll admit that technology now and again in its early days, its nursery days, may have been a […]

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Cyber People

Rio 2016 is here …..expectations are high for another GB medal haul,  but this major sporting event is inevitably going to be a target for cyber attacks Some facts that will make Rio 2016 a draw for hackers  … Brazil is already recognized as hub for cybercrime ranking 10th in the Symantec 2015 Internet Security Threat Report London 2012 experienced […]

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 In arriving at the decision to purchase cyber insurance a business will need to carry out a full cyber risk management analysis detailing vulnerabilities and how the businesses wishes to manage their cyber exposures which may impact on its day to day trading activities. Once this has been determined the outcome to purchase cyber insurance could be driven by the […]

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Despite devastating cyber-attacks being reported daily in today’s media, most IT professionals believe that the true state of affairs is being significantly under-reported. A survey from Lieberman Software found that 87% of respondents think that large financial hacks are happening more often than reported, and right under the nose of security auditors. http://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/it-pros-believe-cyberattacks-are/ Share:

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“Smaller companies are generally less protected and easier to breach, with nearly 44% already affected by cyber attacks. Statistically, many of them won’t survive the attack beyond six months.” Amnon Bar-Lev, president of Check Point Software Technologies http://www.microscope.co.uk/news/4500247457/InfoSec-The-threats-continue-to-multiply  Share:

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