Saturday, 14 July 2018

Troubleshooting Information for Windows Logs Event IDs

Troubleshooting Windows event logs is no easy task. To help the Event ID database contains troubleshooting information for 11,584 Windows event IDs and 638 event sources, with 19,226 comments provided by 4,016 contributors. See: http://www.eventid.net/

Friday, 13 July 2018

Conquer the Web: The Ultimate Cybersecurity Guide

I wrote 5 of the chapters in this book.
Conquer the Web is the ultimate guide to protect your data on the web. From passwords to opening emails, everyone knows what they should do but do you do it?

Tons of malicious content floods the internet which can compromise your system and your device, be it your laptop, tablet or phone. How often do you make payments online? How often do you sit at a coffee shop and log onto their free WIFI? How often do you use social media on the train or bus? If you believe using an antivirus software will keep you safe . . . you are wrong.

This book will guide you and provide solutions to avoid common mistakes and to combat cyber attacks.

Currently on offer at Blackwell's bookshop.
Alternatively grab a paperback or Kindle version from Amazon

Thursday, 12 July 2018

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Wednesday, 4 July 2018

How to Spot HMRC Related Phishing Emails

The UK Government HM Revenue and Customs department has guidance to help identify or report tax refund and rebate scams, as well as HMRC related phishing emails and bogus text messages. Probably worth adding the addresses used to distribute the tax rebate scam emails into your spam filters.

See: http://bit.ly/HMRC-phishing-examples

Monday, 2 July 2018

Take Five To Stop Fraud

Take Five is a national awareness campaign led by Financial Fraud Action UK (FFA) and backed by Her Majesty’s Government. It aims to engage, empower and educate people on how best to protect themselves against financial fraud, such as email deception and phone scams. Take Five offers straight-forward free and impartial advice to help everyone in the UK protect themselves against financial fraud. See: www.takefive-stopfraud.org.uk

Friday, 22 June 2018

FREE Endpoint Application Discovery Tool

Thycotic offer a FREE Endpoint Application Discovery and Risk Assessment Tool for Windows. It quickly identifies the riskiest applications running in your environment, creating a summary and two spreadsheets of results:

No need to install either, for more info see: https://thycotic.com/solutions/free-it-tools/free-endpoint-application-discovery-tool/

Thursday, 21 June 2018

Free ebook: Cybersecurity for dummies

Get better at defending your digital self, at home and in the office.

Cybersecurity for dummies focuses on the aspects of security that most IT security technology can't help with, it's a concise, easy to digest guide to understanding your risk, improving protection, and attack response.

From award-winning cybersecurity specialists, Thycotic, Cybersecurity for dummies - Thycotic Special Edition is your secret weapon in the fight against cybercrime - whether you're an IT expert, or occasional user. It's a concise, digestible guide to understanding your risk, improving your protection, and responding in the event of an attack.

To download a free copy, see: https://lp.alpha-gen.co.uk/secon-cybersecurity-for-dummies/

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

FREE Windows Active Directory Weak Password Finder

When your users have weak passwords, that’s like having an open door to your Active Directory. If a hacker breaches even a standard account they have an opportunity to monitor users’ activity, access confidential data, and even raise their level of privilege. This FREE tool finds weak, duplicate, and non-compliant passwords lurking in your Active Directory in minutes and produces a detailed report. See: https://seconcyber.com/news/free-tool-weak-passwords/

Friday, 8 June 2018

FREE Ransomware Protection for your PC

Cybereason's RansomFree protects against local encryption as well as the encryption of files on network or shared drives. By targeting the common behavior of ransomware, RansomFree detects ransomware, suspends the activity, displays a popup that warns users that their files are at risk and lets the user stop the attack with one click. Available for Windows only, see: https://ransomfree.cybereason.com/

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

FREE Service Delivery Monitoring Platform

Sequeneas lets you monitor systems and networked devices 24/7 to help avoid costly and unnecessary downtime of systems including Linux, Unix, Microsoft, Apple, Network, Applications and Network Printers. Fully comprehensive out of the box (no bolt-ons), equipped with a global management system that enables Sequeneas to grow with your company. Freeware lifetime version is limited to 40 units. For more info see: http://fsm-software-ba.com

Friday, 25 May 2018

A Faster Way For Your Team To Communicate

Flock lets you collaborate with team members, share opinions, and manage tasks. Start a direct chat or group conversation or video conference with anyone, Invite guests and share files and find them easily. Integrates with Google Drive & Calendar, Dropbox and more. A FREE account is designed for small teams, limited to 10K messages, 5GB file storage. For Windows, Mac, Chrome, iPhone & Android, see: https://flock.com

Thursday, 17 May 2018

FREE Cyber Essentials Risk Assessment Tool

Titania’s FREE Risk Assessment Tool automates the process of checking your systems over the network from your PC. Audits against 17 Cyber Essentials checks and 4 “Best Practice” Security Checks. Offers simple explanations and advice to help you to prioritise and plan fixes.

Helps accelerate Cyber Essentials compliance, by discovering security gaps creating major risks in your business. For more info see: https://www.titania.com/customers/bonus-tools/risk-assessment-tool

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Learn To Program For Free On Your Mobile

Google's Grasshopper is a coding app for beginners. With fun, quick lessons on your phone, the app teaches adult learners to write real JavaScript.

Right now, Grasshopper covers the basics of JavaScript and some of the building blocks of programming. By the end of using Grasshopper’s current curriculum, you should be familiar with core programming concepts and feel confident playing around within this playground to build interactive animations. Currently available for free on Android and iOS. For more info see: https://grasshopper.codes/

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

GDPR Data Classification Template

For a small to medium sized business knowing where to start with the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR can be a nightmare. It is important to think of this as a series of questions about your data when it comes to personal information. What do you hold, Who do you have data on, Why do you have it, Where is it stored, When did you get it, How did you get it, etc. etc. These questions need to be answered to classify your data for GDPR and decide whether a Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) is required, no matter the size of your business.

A good starting point is this GDPR Data Classification Template which lists over 51 types of personal data that you might be holding and the basic questions that need answering. Download it today at: www.booleanlogical.com/gdpr

Friday, 16 March 2018

Risk and Security Information At Your Fingertips

Virtually Informed is a huge information resource to help risk and security professionals make informed choices. Covering all topics which overlap security, including information security, cyber security, physical security, app security, privacy, fraud, mobile security, smart-cards, cryptography, business continuity, smart devices and more. See: https://www.virtuallyinformed.com/

Thursday, 1 March 2018

Take the Headache Out of DMARC Email Security

OnDMARC is an intuitive cloud-based DMARC (Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance) solution to help organizations stop cybercriminals being able to send impersonated emails. Built on an AI powered cyber security platform it makes implementing DMARC simpler and more secure. Available for FREE for sole traders (single domain) and UK registered charities, see: https://ondmarc.com/

Friday, 23 February 2018

FREE Protection From Unicode Domain Phishing Attacks

IDN Safe is a browser extension which blocks internationalized domain names (known as punycode domains) to prevent you from visiting probable fake sites.

The use of Unicode in domain names makes it potentially easier to spoof web sites as the visual representation of an IDN string in a web browser may make a spoof site appear indistinguishable to the legitimate site being spoofed, depending on the font used.

With IDN Safe you can temporarily allow domains or whitelist them at all. By default they are blocked. Available as FREE browser extensions, for Chrome, Firefox and Opera.

Thursday, 22 February 2018

FREE Daily Security Threat Intelligence Alerts

IT supplier BT Business Direct are offering FREE daily security threat intelligence alerts to help protect your organisation, with all the latest details of emerging threats and trends occurring around the world. BT have built a team of 2,500 experts who are constantly watching, learning, predicting and responding to threats, sharing their knowledge through this FREE daily email service. See: http://marketing.businessdirect.bt.com/daily-threat

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

FREE Cyber Security Simulation Assessment

Cymulate is a cloud-based cyber security Simulation as a Service (SaaS) which identifies the security gaps in your infrastructure and provides actionable insights for remediation. For a FREE assessment of email & browsing vectors with summary reports, see: https://www.cymulate.com/plans/

Thursday, 15 February 2018

FREE Remote Access to your PC or Mac

Remotely connect to your computer or support your family members - anywhere, anytime! RemotePC by iDrive are offering a FREE lifetime one user license, to access one computer. Platform independent, works from a PC/Mac, iPhone/iPad or Android devices. Additional features include file transfer, chat and remote printing. See: https://www.remotepc.com and select pricing.

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

FREE DNS Security Solution

Quad9 is a free security solution that uses DNS to protect your systems against the most common cyber threats. Quad9 routes your DNS queries through a secure network of global servers and uses threat intelligence from 18+ cyber security companies to give a real-time perspective on what websites are safe and what sites are known to include malware or other threats. If the system detects that the site you want to reach is known to be infected, you’ll automatically be blocked from entry. See: https://quad9.net/

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Free AWS Backup

Cloud Protection Manager by N2WS offers FREE backup & recovery for all types of AWS services, including: Amazon EC2, Amazon EBS, Amazon RDS, Amazon Redshift, and Amazon Aurora. CPM Free Edition is a snapshot-based backup tool that lets you protect up to 5 EC2 instances from any type of data loss, outage, or failure. For more info see: https://n2ws.com/free-aws-backup

Friday, 9 February 2018

FREE Secure Enterprise Collaboration Platform

Symphony is an enterprise messaging and collaboration platform. Lets you communicate with internal and external teams, securely share documents and content, conduct meetings with conferencing and screen sharing. Essential version is free, see: https://symphony.com/product/pricing

Monday, 29 January 2018

Free Cloud Monitoring Platform

Datadog is the essential monitoring platform for cloud applications. Datadog brings together data from servers, containers, databases, and third-party services to make your stack entirely observable. These capabilities help DevOps teams avoid downtime, resolve performance issues, and ensure customers are getting the best user experience.

Free edition offers core collection and visualization features for 1 to 5 hosts, with 1-day metric retention and discussion group support. See: https://www.datadoghq.com/

Saturday, 27 January 2018

Fix Volume Shadow Copy Service Issues

Acronis VSS Doctor is a free tool for diagnosing and repairing Volume Shadow Copy Service issues. Volume Shadow Copy Service (aka VSS, Shadow Copy, or Volume Snapshot Service) is a built-in Windows technology that allows snapshots of PC files or volumes to be taken. Most backup software programs rely on VSS to perform backup and recovery operations.

Acronis VSS Doctor helps quickly identify the problem and efficiently fixes the most common Volume Shadow Copy Service issues. Available for Windows 7 or higher and Windows Server 2003 or higher, see: https://www.acronis.com/en-gb/personal/vss-diagnostic-free-tool/

Friday, 19 January 2018

Free Business Startup Resources

If you are thinking of starting a business, going freelance or already working for a yourself, Startups#nofilter's resources pages lists hundreds of free web services, tools and assets to help you get started. Covering: Startup Business, Startup Marketing, Design & Code, Startup Productivity and Startup Learning. See: http://startupsnofilter.com/resources/

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

OneTrust Privacy Management Platform

OneTrust helps companies comply with data protection and privacy regulations across sectors and jurisdictions, including the EU GDPR. The FREE edition of their platform supports the implementation of data protection and privacy impact assessments (PIA or DPIA), vendor risk assessments, and other compliance and risk assessments. Limited to one admin, but unlimited usage, including website scanning & cookie compliance for 1 website. See: http://onetrust.com/free-edition/

Monday, 11 December 2017

FREE Privileged Access Management Solution

Osirium’s PxM Express privileged access management (PAM) solution is free for up to 25 devices, forever. PxM Express ensures that privileged account credentials never exist upon the user’s workstation, making interception an impossibility. Setup is quick and straightforward, via a downloadable VM image. For more info see: https://osirium.com/products/pxm-express/

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

FREE Creative Resources

PinTab is a Simple and powerful project, PinTab served valuable resources of websites like Photography, Fonts, Icons, Sketch, PSD, Color Schemes and many more. When you need to add a resources in your project, PinTab saves your valuable time in a smooth, handy and inspiring way. See: http://pintab.co/


Monday, 13 November 2017

Check That Your Twitter Followers Are Human

TrueTwit is a validation service for Twitter, letting you know that your followers aren't bots. New followers are direct messaged a validation request. If they successfully complete the CAPTCHA (or already a TrueTwit user), you are sent an email indicating they are a TrueTwit-validated human! For a FREE TrueTwit Basic account, see: http://www.truetwit.com