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The Internet – How to stay safe and protect your privacy

The Internet – How to stay safe and protect your privacy

Today, using the internet to communicate with other people is a standard part of everyday life. You can use the internet to communicate with anybody in the world. While there are people like friends and family who you want to share information with, there are also...

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IASME to become a DWP Kickstart Gateway.

IASME to become a DWP Kickstart Gateway.

IASME are delighted to announce that they are working with the Department of Work and Pensions to become a Kickstart Gateway. This government funded scheme will provide a 6 months high quality, paid work placement, for young people at the highest risk of long-term...

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Cyber Crime – what it is and how to avoid it.

Cyber Crime – what it is and how to avoid it.

Learning how to avoid being a victim of crime is an important life skill. At school you learn to lock your locker securely and not allow other people to see what the combination numbers are. You would not leave an expensive or favourite coat hanging up unwatched in...

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Interview with Dr Adrian Burden, BlockMark Technologies

Interview with Dr Adrian Burden, BlockMark Technologies

Dr Adrian Burden and his business partner, Tom Alcott are tech entrepreneurs with a particular interest in blockchain technology. They have a research and development laboratory in the Malvern Hills in Worcestershire, where they initially explored non-fungible tokens...

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Santa’s Cyber Security Journey

Santa’s Cyber Security Journey

Santa Claus is an elderly business owner, resident of the North Pole. His business involves receiving the Christmas wish lists of millions of children across the world during the month of December, organising the manufacturing and acquisition of all the toys, and...

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Black Friday Survival Guide

Black Friday Survival Guide

Despite the fact that Black Friday originates in the US, it has become a significant event in the UK retail calendar. UK consumers will spend an estimated £6.2 billion over Black Friday and Cyber Monday with 88% of this spend expected to be online (PwC UK). So what is...

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What is Internet of Things and how secure is it?

What is Internet of Things and how secure is it?

Internet of Things, or ‘IoT’, is a term you have probably come across before. But what does it do? And what does it mean? “What is IoT?” is a popular Google search term, and the first thing that appears on our search suggestions in relation to IoT. Some well-known...

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No Longer Black or White

No Longer Black or White

Semiotics is the term used for the science of signs and how we create and communicate meaning. As human beings we are constantly trying to understand and develop the way we see the world, language is a crucial part of that. However, have you noticed the language used...

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Phishing Attacks during Covid-19

Phishing Attacks during Covid-19

The COVID pandemic has tested everyone; psychologically and physically but there are some people who have exploited it to make money and fame. Phishing is still one of the most common forms of cyber-crimes, but it is being merged with one of the most developing fields...

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Biometric Authentication – An Essential Guide

Biometric Authentication – An Essential Guide

What is Biometric Authentication? Biometric authentication is a method of verifying a user's identity using an inherence factor or something of 'who they are'. Physical identifiers can be fingerprints, facial features, iris or retina patterns and voice. Behavioural...

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What is Two-Factor Authentication?

What is Two-Factor Authentication?

Tips from our technical team -  Two-factor authentication, or 2FA as it's commonly abbreviated, adds an extra step to your basic log-in procedure for one of your online accounts. Without 2FA, you enter in your username and password, and then you're done. The password...

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The Essential Guide to Password Creation

The Essential Guide to Password Creation

Passwords are important. I can see you rolling your eyes, passwords are deadly boring and very annoying. You need a password to change your mind these days and each password is supposed to be different and unique. How is one supposed to remember them all? Just think...

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