cyber security

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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Four Ways the CISO is Going to Have to Evolve in 2021

2020 changed how businesses operate — dramatically accelerating remote working, incentivising digital sales processes, and ultimately placing far greater importance on network connectivity and digital flexibility. These changes bring significant business opportunities, but they also generate cyber security risks. There has been a 400% rise in cyber-attacks during this same period, and 95% of CISOs …

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The Ransomware Threat to Local Authorities: How to Protect Your People and Your Residents

In October 2020, Hackney Council suffered operational issues following a suspected ransomware attack. The attack caused significant disruption to Hackney Council and its residents. What is the ransomware threat to Local Authorities, and how can you protect your people and your residents? As the coronavirus pandemic rolls on, the cybercriminal fraternity continues to launch cyber-attacks …

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SolarWinds Hack Explained: Understand the Implications and Reduce the Risk to Your Organisation

A newly-discovered cyber-attack has reached headlines as it wreaks havoc across US federal agencies and large global organisations. What is the SolarWinds hack, what are its implications, and how can you reduce the risk to your organisation? Most of the thousands of cyber-attacks that are launched each year fly well under the mainstream news radar. …

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The Board Only Cares When Things Go Wrong: How to effectively explain the value of successful cyber security

Cyber security has a visibility problem. Outside of the context of a breach, the Board is likely to only pay attention to cyber when complaining about costs. Cyber security leadership is defined by your ability to explain the value of cyber and gain the support necessary to prevent a breach from occurring in the first …

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Has Remote Working Created a Massive Cyber Security Threat? And what to do about it

In 2020, the world witnessed a dramatic shift to remote working. At present, nearly half (47%) of the UK workforce works remotely. And although things will likely change once COVID-19 pandemic is defeated, the world of work has been permanently altered, with 86% of employees stating that they hope to continue remote and flexible work …

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