9 August 2017

How to Protect Your Business Against Ransomware

With a number of major organisations still affected by the Petya malware weeks after the infection began on the 27th of June, can your business cope with ongoing fallout from a similar infection?

28 June 2017

NotPetya Ransomware – Urgent Advisory! (28th June 2017)

A new strain of ransomware is wreaking havoc across the globe.  Large multi-nationals, governments, banks, utilities and transport systems from Europe to the US have all been reported to have been affected by the latest ransomware strain so far, and we are sure more will follow. 

16 June 2017

Why should you outsource your IT?

The majority of people in my business circle know that I enjoy little more of a working day than sitting down with a business associate and having a chat over some coffee. It was during one of these chats that the conversation rolled around to “Who actually looks after your IT?”.

15 May 2017

Shackleton’s Defence Against Cyber-Attacks

The Cyber-Attack on Friday has gathered a lot of press and for very good reason, as it has hit many high-profile organisations and is not over yet. However, it is by no means an isolated incident and in the last 18 months we have seen the number of attacks increasing dramatically....

10 May 2017

Work Experience (An Ethical Hacking Student’s Perspective)

After his third year of university, ethical-hacking student Sean Cruikshank handed his CV in to Shackleton. This is his story...

21 April 2017

How Secure is Your Start-Up?

With Scotland's capital city being named as one of the best places in the UK for start-up businesses, we take a look at why IT Security shouldn't be at the bottom of your "to-do" list...

29 March 2017

The Shoe’s on the Other Foot Now!

Every day we advise clients on their IT requirements – it’s what we do. Well - guess what? The time has come again to look at our IT infrastructure. Now I know how our clients feel!

15 March 2017

The Limitations of Your IT BackUp System

It’s hardly an earth-shattering statement, but a chain really is only as strong as its weakest link. It’s a proverb everyone is very familiar with, and it’s one I use every single day when I’m talking to businesses about their IT and the security of their infrastructure. It’s certainly something that…

15 February 2017

How Can Robert De Niro Help You Choose a Secure Password?

We’ve all heard it a million times, but it bears repeating: as much as they are a pain in the ass, a strong password is the very first line of defence when it comes to your personal & business IT security. Until biometrics have become advanced enough to replace the need for passwords altogether, they…