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Twitter #280characters – what will it mean for PR?
The world of social media was rocked last week when Twitter announced that it would allow people to increase the length of their tweets from 140 to 280 characters. The move follows a trial among a small group of users during September, in response to criticism that it was not easy enough to tweet. During […]
Mon, 13 Nov 2017 11:44:01 GMT
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WannaCry and the NAO: Bad news for the NHS, good news for Eskenzi
If you’re in the security game, WannaCry is like celebrity deaths…You always remember where you were! I for one was in the office, frantically getting all the available information over to my clients so we could have a comment written, approved and pitched in a timely fashion. Such was the same when the NAO announced […]
Mon, 06 Nov 2017 14:47:16 GMT
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What is open source software and why is it good for security?
Many of us now rely on open source software for almost every aspect of our daily computing needs, from our web browsers (Firefox) to email solutions (Zimbra) and content management systems (WordPress).  These solutions make computing much more accessible and save consumers considerable amounts of money – a 2008 report by the Standish Group states […]
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 14:47:34 GMT
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Security Serious Week: Women in Tech
From tapping our contactless cards, to life saving machines, the rise of the selfie and every painfully slow computer update we sit through on a Monday morning, it is increasingly clear that technology is a fundamental component of our daily lives. Some of us love it, some of us not so much- but one thing […]
Fri, 06 Oct 2017 14:24:39 GMT
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Threat-Hunting Thursday
We are now at the tail end of Security Serious Week 2017, which has been a fantastic period for building cybersecurity awareness. Kicking off today’s edition in our week-long cybersecurity series is Threat-Hunting Thursday and we have selected the great mind of Josh Mayfield, platform specialist, Immediate Insight at FireMon for an in-depth Q&A analysis […]
Thu, 05 Oct 2017 10:34:11 GMT
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New Tech Tuesday: Biometrics, the authentication system of the future
As part of Security Serious Week 2017, which aims at raising awareness of cybersecurity concerns, Eskenzi PR’s blog posts will take as through various elements of the cybersecurity world. Today’s, New Tech Tuesday, will be about the exciting developments in the fields of biometrics; I will be explaining what biometrics entails, the different types of […]
Tue, 03 Oct 2017 12:54:12 GMT
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Malware Monday – Ransomware
As part of European cyber security awareness month, we at Eskenzi PR are doing our part and will be producing a one-off series to promote cyber security. Today’s edition is Malware Monday – Ransomware.   Ransomware (noun): a type of malicious malware designed to block access to a computer system until a sum of money […]
Mon, 02 Oct 2017 13:00:43 GMT
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“Help- my Instagram just got hacked… AGAIN”
My names Michelle and I am a social media addict. Okay, so addict may be a bit of an over exaggeration, but like any stereotypical millennial, I love a bit of online socialising; Instagram, Twitter (work, and personal FYI), Facebook and even Linkedin- I would say I spend a reasonable portion of my day to […]
Fri, 29 Sep 2017 09:19:46 GMT
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The power of rapid response: 5 Eskenzi clients feature on ITV
Back in November 2016, National Lottery accounts were feared to have been hacked. In our office, when a data breach breaks, it means moving fast and getting the story straight over to our clients to see if they have any comments or insight on the story to share with the press. In this instance, one […]
Thu, 28 Sep 2017 11:47:46 GMT
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Eskenzi PR prepares for Security Serious Week to help UK businesses address the skills shortage
Security Serious Week tackles Cyber Skills Gap through Creativity and Diversity together professors, scholars, entrepreneurs, researchers, incubators, journalists, practitioners and visionaries to discuss the issues surrounding the cyber skills gap in the UK during a free week-long Security Serious Week Virtual Summit.  With daily news stories of high profile data breaches, it’s clear that security […]
Tue, 26 Sep 2017 10:43:47 GMT