The Cyber Foundry

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Logging: What is it and why is it important?

Log files are highly valuble data sets which are frequently used by software developers and engineers to understand what has gone wrong. Is that the limit to their value?

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Social Engineering: Hacking the Human

We live in a digital age where the technolgy is continually improving. Whilst cyber security is constantly evolving to combat cyber criminals, human psychology remains realtively unchanged. Social engineering is a threat we must always consider. This article looks to inform you what it is, and how to stay ahead of it. 

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Formjacking: What is it and how does it work?

Formjacking is a relatively new technique which cyber criminals are using to exploit and steal potentially sensitive information from commercial websites. 

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8 Cyber Innovation Predictions for 2020

2019 was an eventful year and the end of an eventful decade for cyber innovations. We predict that the next decade will bring even more disruptions and opportunities. Starting with the incumbent year see below for our eight headline predictions for 2020

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Blockchain: Cutting Through the Hype

“Don’t be fooled by unrealistic predictions of returns and claims made through press releases, spam email, telemarketing calls, posts online or in social media threads. These actions may be signs of a classic ‘pump and dump’ fraud”

–Financial Industry Regulatory Authority

Does your business need to consider blockchain?

With all the talk surrounding blockchain and Bitcoin, it is often hard to spot the hype from reality. With every new technology, there is a rush to implement it into your business model to show your business is on the cutting edge, however as history has often taught us, early adopters can sometimes be stung. Click the link below to download the full article: 

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What is a Cyber Assist Project?

The Greater Manchester Cyber Foundry (GMCF) offers the opportunity for small to medium enterprises to explore the development of new digital products and services.

The GMCF Cyber Innovation team provides a Research & Development service, enabling practical investigation of innovative applications of technology within a business, often leading to a software prototype.

If you would like to learn more about this service, please download the GMCF Tech Assist Article.