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Christmas Availablity

Christmas Availablity

As a quick update, our security service will be unavailable to new client requests and questions over the Christmas period between 17 December and 9 January. We will continue to be available to all our existing clients over this period and we look forward to engaging with new clients in the new year.

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Security Policy Framework Compliance Tool

Security Policy Framework Compliance Tool

As we mentioned recently, the UK Government has released an updated version of the Security Policy Framework (SPF), which details the security requirements for government agencies and departments. It also applies to any private sector bodies providing services to the Government (such as List X companies). Where there is a requirement to comply with the […]

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Google launches malware warning service

Google launches malware warning service

Yesterday, the well known and heavily used internet search engine Google introduced a service by which it will warn users when it detects malware signatures on their computer. Working in a similar manner to anti-virus, Google believe they have identified signatures in the data users send as part of their search queries which enable it […]

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Security Guide for the Small to Medium Business

Security Guide for the Small to Medium Business

As part of our continuing effort to help raise security awareness and provide business with the tools to improve their own security posture, Halkyn Consulting has produced a security guide for free download. Specifically aimed at the small – medium enterprise sector, this guide is there to help you build your own security posture and […]

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Spear phishing attacks, prevalent & successful

Spear phishing attacks, prevalent & successful

Previously we mentioned a news item that claimed the International Monetary Fund had been the victim of a “spear phishing” security breach. It seems that this is far from an isolated incident and that malicious groups are moving away from the more “traditional” methods of blanket spam campaigns and towards the more targeted (and normally […]

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Essential security audit tool – Backtrack 5 bootable USB

Essential security audit tool – Backtrack 5 bootable USB

For anyone interested in carrying out penetration testing, security audits or other forms of network security self assessment, Backtrack has long been the operating system of choice. Backtrack is a Linux distribution which has been slightly modified to fine tune how it runs various tools used for penetration testing. Booting into Backtrack gives you an […]

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Staff Security – an essential part of business

Staff Security – an essential part of business

It is often stated that “staff are the most important asset” to any business yet frequently employers fail to take the correct steps to ensure the security of their staff. What the HR training brochures say is quite correct and you really must take steps to look after your employees, at every level. Whatever your […]

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Security Training for your Staff – cost effective security

Security Training for your Staff – cost effective security

Security is important and you really should never, ever, scrimp on it because one day the consequences will catch up with you. Just ask Sony, Citibank, The IMF, Codemasters, Eve Online and even the US Senate – all have fallen victim to internet-based attacks recently. All of these are big organisations, with big budgets and […]

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Welcome to Halkyn Security Consultancy’s Blog

Welcome to Halkyn Security Consultancy’s Blog

Welcome. Halkyn Consulting Ltd is a North Wales based security consultancy that offers security risk management advice to clients of all sizes across the globe. As a truly¬†independent¬†consultancy, we ensure that the advice we provide to our clients is always set in their best interests to ensure the maximum cost-effectiveness to any security solution. Having […]

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