A Cautionary Tale

If ever evidence was needed as to the dangers of cyber crime, I recently found it in an unusual place. I was at lunch with several close friends, celebrating my birthday in Southern Spain, when one of my friend...

Cyber Crime – Then comes the GDPR fine

If it isn’t bad enough that a business has been completely disrupted: clients lost; systems down; thousands spent in recovering etc. etc., then the ICO arrive. Such incidents can be seen in the press, ...

International firm held to Ransom

It is widely reported that Travelex, a globally based Foreign Exchange company, are currently being held to ransom following a cyber – attack. The BBC reports: A ransomware gang called Sodinokibi ha...

RedDrum to the rescue!

Even with over 20 years experience of managing our clients networks, we didn’t really expect to be called into emergency action, so early in the New Year. One of our clients returned to work, to find that...

Disaster Recovery Centres

The past year has been a difficult one for both RedDrum and for some of our clients, both old and new. Our experiences, helping clients both prevent, prepare for and recover from cyber-crime, have led us to tak...

Seven Questions continued..

Question 5 Who, in our organisation is in charge of ensuring that we have appropriate Disaster recovery Systems in place? Again, this will vary from organisation to organisation. For those that have dedic...

Seven questions for firms to consider

Question 1 If an incident of whatever type should happen, do we have insurance to cover any loss that might result from it. If not, why not? Many companies have business interruption insurance but very fe...

Changing Climate

The past two years have seen a dramatic change in the way that RedDrum have had to change and evolve to meet the two challenges of cyber-crime and compliance, for their clients. GDPR has been and is still an up...

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Fraud and Cybercrime – Part 5

Article 5 – Manage the Threats to your Business Introduction Having worked with and advised many, many clients, across a wide range of Public and Private sector organisations, over the last twenty...

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Fraud and Cybercrime – Part 4

Article 4 – Current Cybercrimes – RansomwareIntroduction Fortunately, for most of us that live in Western liberal democracies, the threat of being kidnapped by a gang of bandits and money being demande...