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Phishing vs Spear Phishing: What are they and how can you avoid them?

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The Engineers here at Telesoft are tackling the most challenging issues facing the Cyber and Telecom industries, working on problems that no one is even thinking about yet. 

The 'Tech Talk' blog has been created to give our Research and Development, Hardware and Software Engineering Teams a voice, creating posts that detail what technologies and techniques we are using to create our cutting edge products. So expect lots of interesting and varied subject matters.  

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on Monday, 24 February 2020. Posted in Cyber

Spearphishing is a targeted attack towards specific individuals usually via email (although it can be executed via phone calls, text messages, applications or social networks) with the intent to either infect the victim’s device with malware or trick them to replying with sensitive information.

RSA Conference 2020

on Wednesday, 19 February 2020. Posted in Events

We are a week away from RSA Conference 2020. This event brings together thought leaders in cybersecurity and is the world's largest gathering of cybersecurity vendors and information security professionals.

Social Engineering explained...What is it and how can you protect yourself from an attack

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Robert Fitzsimons

Robert Fitzsimons

Rob is a Field Applications Engineer with a background in Military Intelligence who recently completed his BSc (Hons) Intelligence and Cyber Security degree.

on Thursday, 30 January 2020. Posted in Cyber

Social engineering is a term used to describe the manipulation of human psychology, a weakness that has the potential to be found and influenced in every individual within every organisation, from the contractors and service workers through to the front of house staff and directors. Third parties and contractors are just as likely to be exploited as someone who works directly for the company.

5 Actionable Steps You Can Take To Prevent a Cyber Attack

on Friday, 03 January 2020. Posted in Cyber

At a recent talk, BlackHat Europe 2019, A.P. Moller Maersk A/S Chief Information Security Officer, Andrew Powell, narrated Maersk’s response to NotPetya, which provided a very interesting insight into how Maersk dealt with falling victim to such an attack. According to Andrew Powells’ methodology, the key to this is plain and simple; ‘transparency.’

The APT Series: APT Attack Process Infographic

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Robert Fitzsimons

Robert Fitzsimons

Rob is a Field Applications Engineer with a background in Military Intelligence who recently completed his BSc (Hons) Intelligence and Cyber Security degree.

on Wednesday, 20 November 2019. Posted in Cyber

To wrap up our three part APT blog series we have created ​an infographic which shows the five stages of an APT attack, offering opportunity for identifcation. Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) are complex and efficient cyber espionage campaigns, seeking to gain intelligence from Industry leaders and Critical National Infrastructure. Using the latest tools, with strong threat intelligence, continual testing and a strong human firewall are all key elements to making sure you stay one step ahead of APT groups.

Women in Tech: Decreasing the Gender Gap in the Technology Industry

on Thursday, 24 October 2019. Posted in Company News

According to a recent PwC report only 15% of people working in STEM roles in the UK are female. In their infographic, PwC report that some of the reasons females don’t consider a career in tech is a lack of information on what these roles entail and a lack of role models to look up to. We are lucky enough to have a few women working in tech roles at Telesoft Technologies. One of which is Gemma Curtis, who joined as an Apprentice Systems Test Engineer in 2017.

The APT Series Part 3: The Future of Advanced Persistent Threat Groups

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Robert Fitzsimons

Robert Fitzsimons

Rob is a Field Applications Engineer with a background in Military Intelligence who recently completed his BSc (Hons) Intelligence and Cyber Security degree.

on Tuesday, 22 October 2019. Posted in Cyber

Rise in sovereign data laws shows how weaponised data has become. Data continues to grow day by day, driven by 5G, the Internet of Things (IoT), Industry 4.0, Smart Cities and network evolutions. This rise in data is resulting in a large emphasis being placed on Edge technologies, cloud storage solutions and big data in the form of data lakes. All of this is in an effort to handle the enormous amounts of data that is being generated every second with an attempt to limit the on premise resources required by organisations across the globe. It has been estimated that by 2025, as much as 463 exabytes of data will be created globally, every day

The APT Series Part 2 'APT33'

on Friday, 11 October 2019. Posted in Cyber

The Elfin team are more commonly known as APT33 (they also go by other names like Refined Kitten, Magnallium and Holmium) and have been identified to be supported and sponsored by the Iran Government. APT33 have been operating since 2013.

India Mobile Congress 2019

on Friday, 11 October 2019. Posted in Events

Telesoft Technologies will be attending the India Mobile Congress (IMC) next week. The event will be held in the Aerocity, New Delhi, India on the 14th - 16th October and is the biggest digital technology event in South Asia.

The APT Series Part 1 'What is an Advanced Persistent Threat? '

on Thursday, 26 September 2019. Posted in Cyber

APT groups are an enduring threat to every nation state across the world, their patterns of life and attack behaviour are constantly evolving and closely follow the interests of their state backers.

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