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About Chris Gilmour

Chris, is a IT Security Consultant who is passionate about IT. We regularly find that cyber security is an afterthought. When really it should be the keystone your business is built on. Chris, is a qualified Cyber Essentials Consultant who can help your business to built a cyber security strategy. This will not only protect your business but could also save it.

GDPR comes in next year – are you ready? if not speak to Chris and he can help you.

27 11, 2017

Insider Threat

By | 2017-11-27T13:44:49+00:00 November 27th, 2017|Cyber Security, Security, Unleashed|0 Comments

The insider threat is real and it will cost your business. There are two types of insider threat, accidental and malicious. For a cyber-criminal to access your data, they must have access to your network. This is obtained by using compromised user credentials, and can be an employee, contractor, partner or vendor who has access [...]

8 11, 2017

Safe, Secure and Prosperous

By | 2017-11-08T15:51:31+00:00 November 8th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Public Sector Action Plan on Cyber Resilience Safe, Secure and Prosperous is the Scottish Government tagline for the Public-Sector Action Plan on cyber resilience (Cyber - Public Sector Action Plan - FINAL - Public Sector Action Plan 2017-18). Although this is mainly aimed at the public sector in Scotland, it is just as relevant to [...]

25 10, 2017

GDPR Breach Notification

By | 2017-10-25T14:35:58+00:00 October 25th, 2017|Cyber Security|0 Comments

GDPR breach notification will become the duty of all businesses from May 25th 2018. This means, that within 72 hours of detecting a data breach, you must inform the supervisory authority. What exactly does this mean? Under GDPR breach notification, a personal data breach is defined as – a security leading to the destruction, loss, [...]

10 10, 2017

GDPR, Confused?

By | 2017-10-10T13:27:59+00:00 October 10th, 2017|Cyber Security, Infrastructure, Security, Technology, Unleashed|0 Comments

GDPR, Confused? Well everyone I have spoken to certainly is! In fact, it has taken me nearly 3 months to get to the bottom of what IT Directors/Managers have to do to ensure you are GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations) compliant. In one sense it is quite funny that the search term GDPR, Confused? Gets [...]

20 09, 2017

Dangers of Public Wi-Fi

By | 2017-11-09T14:48:15+00:00 September 20th, 2017|Cyber Security, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Dangers of Public Wi-Fi is one of my hot topics of conversation at the many networking events in and around Glasgow that I attend. I have to say, I am becoming a bit paranoid about it, however, I make no apology for bringing it up. Why, you may well ask? Well, let’s cut right [...]

22 08, 2017

Protecting your business from Cyber Attack

By | 2017-08-22T13:39:37+00:00 August 22nd, 2017|Cyber Security|0 Comments

Protecting your business from cyber attack should be the first thing on the agenda of every board meeting. Why? Because if you do have a strategy of protecting your business from cyber attack then you are potentially putting your business at risk. You may have heard the quote; ‘There are only two types of business [...]

10 08, 2017

Your Local Cyber Security Experts

By | 2017-08-10T14:57:36+00:00 August 10th, 2017|Cyber Security, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Your local cyber security experts, bold statement or true fact? In truth only our customers can answer that question, but if asked I am sure they will back us up. Unleashed, have two main areas of operations Glasgow and the central belt to Edinburgh and Manchester along the M62 corridor which covers Leeds and Liverpool. [...]

27 07, 2017

Cyber Security for the Sole Trader

By | 2017-07-28T13:43:43+00:00 July 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Cyber security for the sole trader. I do a lot of networking events and talk a lot about Cyber Security. However, my focus, tends to be on how SME’s and Corporate companies should be better protected, and how they should mitigate risk. But during a conversation this morning, I started talking to a lovely lady [...]

18 07, 2017

The cost of human error

By | 2017-07-19T14:00:45+00:00 July 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The cost of human error, when it comes to cyber-crime can be very damaging. The unfortunate thing is we are making things far too easy for the cyber criminals We are now in the digital age. This means, everything is online or stored on some device. We all use Smartphones and tablets and it is [...]

3 07, 2017

What makes a good Cyber Security Consultant?

By | 2017-07-03T10:01:00+00:00 July 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What makes a good cyber security consultant? As cyber-crime rises, it seems every IT person is now a cyber security expert. However, with so much information floating around how do you separate the wheat from the chaff? Well, Unleashed, is here to help you decide. As we have said many times, in various posts over [...]

13 06, 2017

How secure is your network?

By | 2017-06-13T09:07:25+00:00 June 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How secure is your network and if asked can you prove it? We have written a lot over the past few months about different aspects of IT cyber security. But fundamentally, it all comes down to one thing, how secure is your network? I could ask this question to 20 IT Managers and get 20 [...]

8 05, 2017

The differences between GDPR and Data Protection Act?

By | 2017-05-08T13:27:43+00:00 May 8th, 2017|Security|0 Comments

What are the differences between GDPR and Data Protection Act? Following on from my blog on 2nd May 2018 – GDPR an Idiots Guide. Someone asked me the question, what are the differences between GDPR and Data Protection Act? Good question I said, let me do a bit of research and I will come back to you. [...]

2 05, 2017

GDPR an idiots guide

By | 2017-05-02T12:42:19+00:00 May 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

GDPR an idiots guide - General Data Protection Regulations GDPR an idiots guide, has been written because Unleashed visited IP Expo in Manchester last week. It was great to meet some old friends and make some new ones. The general theme this year amongst a lot of the vendors was GDPR. Nearly everyone mentioned it in their [...]

10 04, 2017

Examples of Cyber Attacks

By | 2017-04-18T15:07:55+00:00 April 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

We all know that cyber attacks are on the increase, but not many of us actually know what it is, or how it effects us. So, I would like to share two examples with you. Cyber Attacks Example  1 - Know who you are dealing with. A large UK multinational centralised their finance function. As part [...]

7 02, 2017

Your network will be attacked

By | 2017-02-07T15:35:55+00:00 February 7th, 2017|Security|0 Comments

It is predicted that 2017 will be the year of cyber-crime. Attacks will increase and one thing is for sure, your network will be attacked at some point. So how can you help protect your business? The cost of cyber-crime Cyber-crime is rising at such an alarming rate you can no longer afford to ignore it [...]

11 07, 2016

Why network security should be top of your to-do list

By | 2016-07-11T09:03:24+00:00 July 11th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Network security should be top of your to-do list? Now more than ever, every business is suspect to a cyber-attack.  Whilst we agree it is very difficult to stop these attacks, you can take precautions to stop them affecting your business.  It has been claimed, that 60% of large UK businesses have been hit by cyber-attacks [...]

31 05, 2016

Unleashed Guide to Ransomware

By | 2016-10-26T08:45:38+00:00 May 31st, 2016|Business Continuity, Security|0 Comments

What is Ransomware? Ransomware is not new and the first cases of CryptoLocker started back in 2013 and most attacks tends to come for outwith the UK.  Ransomware has now become so fruitful that many cyber criminals are now running it as a business!  To the extent of selling lists of infected and vulnerable PC's and Servers to [...]

23 05, 2016

Unleashed Guide to Secure your Wi-Fi

By | 2016-10-26T08:45:38+00:00 May 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

It has been estimated that 63% of the Internet traffic worldwide will be sent by Wi-Fi by 2019. So is your Wi-Fi Secure? So what are the drivers for more Wi-Fi? Increased workplace productivity – Wi-Fi allows your business users to work in any location at any time. Cost – in smaller businesses it is [...]

12 04, 2016

Unleashed Guide to Virus Attacks

By | 2016-10-26T08:45:40+00:00 April 12th, 2016|Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery, Security, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why is it that computer users are getting virus attacks by cyber criminals? The short answer is because they can and we make it easy for them. In this article I want to concentrate on Malware or Ransomware attacks. The days of simple malware being developed to cause a bit of mischief have long gone. [...]