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Could You Survive a DDoS Attack?

To say that online infrastructure matters to businesses right now would be an understatement. At the start of 2021, almost every organisation has mission-critical applications in the cloud. Social distancing contributed to an astounding 50% increase in internet traffic over the course of the past year, and remote working is certainly part of that expansion. …

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The Six Degrees Approach to Cyber Security

2020 was a cyber security wake up call for a lot of organisations. Attempting to provide secure remote access and device flexibility quickly exposed the flaws with legacy and on-premises security systems. Moreover, the importance of cyber security to change management highlighted the commercial relevance of effective cyber security maturity. At Six Degrees, we fully …

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A Crash Course on UK Financial Regulatory Authorities

A Crash Course on UK Financial Regulatory Authorities: FSMA, FCA, PRA, FPC and more

There has been a significant amount of change within UK financial services over the last decade. New regulations have come into place, and new types of businesses are engaging in financial service. Technology and digital services have played a growing role in traditional segments of the industry. With increased processing of online payments, more organisations …

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How to Tell The Board That You’ve Been Hacked …and keep your job

The Board is never going to care more about cyber security than after you’ve been hacked. Unfortunately, the incident response meeting is never a good meeting to have. But it can present an opportunity to realign your organisation around cyber security, and the opportunities that an effective cyber security programme can deliver.   Fundamentally, cyber security …

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How to Build a Better Cyber Security System Today

Proactive defence with Microsoft Defender for Endpoint 2020 changed how most businesses operate, and it’s important that cyber security keeps pace. Approximately 60% of UK adults found themselves working from home, and 71% of business decision-makers believe remote working has increased the likelihood of a cyber breach.    Unfortunately, these concerns are well-founded. Since the beginning …

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Five Cyber Security Questions Any CISO Should Be Able to Answer in 2021

Cyber security is critical to your entire organisation, but often poorly understood. 58% of businesses with more than 500 employees are increasing their investment in cyber security this year. Changes to working patterns, cyber risks, and technology all demand change. But with more investment and greater scrutiny comes more questions from more people. Your ability …

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