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The choice between Cyber Essentials and ISO 27001: which side are you on?

 2nd February 2017

Over recent months I’ve heard a lot of discussion about the relative merits of Cyber Essentials (and Cyber Essentials Plus) and ISO27001. I thought I’d write a post outlining those in a structured way so that it’s easier for people to make a choice between them.


Turn it off and on again - You don’t have to be Techie to Protect Yourself or Your Organisation from Cyber Crime

 1st February 2017

Welcome to the first post in this new blog series called Turn it Off and On Again. Hello! My name is Matt and I am PGI’s Communications and Content Executive. This blog series is about my experiences of the world of cyber and how, despite all the scare mongering we see on a near daily basis, cyber security isn’t all that scary or confusing.


Cyber Crime - UK CEOs Rank Cyber Risks as the Second Biggest Threat

 31st January 2017

A report released by PWC indicates UK CEOs now consider cyber risk to be the second largest threat their organisation faces, coming second only to an employee skills gap.


Social Engineering: Your online profiles can be used against you

 30th January 2017

Most organisations and people have information about themselves on the Internet. Companies advertise with it and people share tonnes of personal information with their friends and families. With this wealth of information so widely available, it is little wonder that criminals can and do use it for malicious purposes.


Ransomware Threat To SMEs To Rise in 2017

 24th January 2017

A large number of our reports last year featured regular stories about the threat of Ransomware. Research by Trend Micro, published just before Christmas, found that new ransomware families soared by 400% between January and September in 2016.


UK Cyber Security Skills Gap Widens Again

 19th January 2017

The rising threat to organisations from cyber criminals and hackers has led to the number of vacancies in the internet security job sector increasing sharply, however, the number of eligible workers continues to fail to meet demand.


Here We Go Again. The Most Commonly Used Passwords of 2016

 16th January 2017

It’s that time of the year again folks when security experts release the most commonly-used passwords of the previous year and, needless to say, it makes for some pretty depressing reading (again).


PGI’s OSINT course accredited as GCHQ Certified Training

 10th January 2017

PGI is delighted to announce that its Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) course has been accredited as GCHQ Certified Training.


Addressing the security skills gap

 9th January 2017

PGI's Steve Mair shares his views on the security skills gap.


Want a new career for 2017? Consider Cyber Security

 4th January 2017

It’s 2017 and as we all get back into the swing of things some of us may be thinking about a change in career. With demand for cyber security professionals at record highs why not make the leap into one of the fastest growing sectors in the world.


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