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What is cyber security and why is it important?

If you stop someone in the street and ask them, “What is cyber security?” they’ll likely point to news on the latest data breach. When cyber security makes the news, it tends to be for all the wrong reasons. It’s… Continue Reading →

Is facial recognition technology an invasion of privacy?

Various technology news feeds indicate that facial recognition software has been implemented increasingly throughout England and Wales. However, concerns are being raised over its accuracy and the ethical ramifications, including the breach of public privacy, and are hotly debated. Doubts… Continue Reading →

Can you spot a phishing email?

Phishing emails are on the rise and it seems that not a day goes by without hearing or reading reports of new types of scam in the press. While some may have the attitude that they would never fall for… Continue Reading →

Phishing… What is it? Best practice to stay safe online.

At names.co.uk, we like to share knowledge, especially when we feel it would benefit our customers and community. Recently, we learnt that our logo was used as part of a phishing scam, so we have decided to share some knowledge… Continue Reading →

What is a cyber attack and how can I protect my business?

There are many types of cyber attack, some more serious and damaging than others. Whether it’s phishing, malware, denial-of-service attacks or ransomware, all can target vulnerable systems and pose a considerable threat to your business. This article answers the question… Continue Reading →

Your clients’ online security is priceless – here’s how to protect it

More and more of our transactions are being carried out online. As a business, you want your clients to have confidence that when they are dealing with your website, their details are going to be kept secure. Data breaches and… Continue Reading →

Harden your WordPress security with these top tips

WordPress security – everyone is talking about it, but why? In 2018, 90% of all hacked CMS websites were WordPress sites [1]and you could argue that WordPress is likely to be top of the list as it runs more websites…. Continue Reading →

Could expired domain names cause a security breach?

There may come a time when you decide to let a domain name registration expire. But with cyber security on the rise, allowing a domain registration to lapse could pose some security risks. Once a domain name expires and is… Continue Reading →

Stay safe online with these 5 top tips

“I only share my personal details on websites I trust.” – Sound like you? Can you tell if a site is trustworthy? Online shopping is so quick and convenient, it’s easy to see why it’s so popular – you simply… Continue Reading →

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