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Lockdown: “Biggest ever cyber attack” warning for Plymouth businesses

Authored by News Desk

The biggest ever cyber attack in history could hit Plymouth businesses before the end of the year – and it’s all because of the lockdown.

That’s the prediction from local IT and data security expert Martin Limburn of Limbtec.

He believes the urgent changes made to allow people to work from home have inadvertently opened up businesses’ data security.

“Hackers look...

Work from home data security warning for Plymouth businesses

Authored by Mary

A local IT expert is warning businesses to get their data security urgently checked, now most staff are working from home.

Expert Martin Limburn of Limbtec has seen a dramatic upsurge in hackers taking advantage of the current situation.

“These people have no morals. And they are using what’s happening to target businesses that are already struggling,” he explained....

Security specialists, UK Protection Ltd, appoints Chief Operating Officer

Authored by robinsbsolutepr

Exeter based supplier of security staff and services, UK Protection Ltd (UKP), has appointed Richard Smith to the newly created role of Chief Operating Officer to spearhead the company’s growth across the South West.

Richard joins UKP from a successful commercial and marketing career, having also previously served for 10 years as a police officer with the Cheshire constabulary. Whilst...

Major websites could do more to promote improved password security

Authored by Mary

Online giants including Amazon and LinkedIn could be doing far more to raise awareness of the need for better password practices among their users.

Analysis by Professor Steven Furnell, Director of the Centre for Security, Communications and Network Research at Plymouth University, looked into the password security controls in place among 10 of the world’s most visited websites....

Burglars looking to cash in on Black Friday

Authored by Sarah Parker

Burglars are looking to hit the jackpot as Black Friday bargains and Christmas presents boost the value of home contents by more than a third this weekend, home security experts have warned.

Millions of pounds will be spent buying Christmas presents this weekend as most of the UK gets its monthly pay-cheque today and scoops up Black Friday bargains in readiness for Christmas.

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Plymouth 5th most secure city in the UK

Authored by MFoster

Plymouth has been ranked fifth in a study to find the most secure areas across the UK.

This position is thanks to the area's low burglary rate coupled with a high ‘security awareness’ score, ensuring the city’s position in the UK’s top five.

Plymouth was joined by Exeter and Swindon in the top five, with Norwich taking first place in being the city least at risk. At the...

Police shed some light on summer thefts

Authored by JamesM

This summer, Devon and Cornwall Police are encouraging homeowners to take simple security measures to help secure their shed and contents from opportunist thieves.

People in the UK are spending more and more leisure time in the garden so the value of the items within our sheds has risen, making these areas attractive to thieves.

Simple tips such as locking sheds and putting...

South West Fire and Rescue Services wins Security Project of the Year

Authored by JenniferJ

A collaborative programme involving five South West Fire and Rescue Services has won the prestigious European Information Security Project of the year award sponsored by SC Magazine.

The secure information interchange programme has been designed to raise Fire and Rescue Services’ (FRSs) policies, procedures, systems, governance and IT infrastructure up to the stringent requirements of...

Police warn homeowners of unscrupulous traders

Authored by Matthew Vizard

Devon and Cornwall Police has become aware that a company has been cold calling local people and carrying out a survey, claiming to be working in collaboration with the police, where personal details are being requested from those being called. We are informed that this company sell home security alarm systems.

A police spokesman said: “Devon and Cornwall Police would like to clarify...

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