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An accounting company invited FortConsult to perform an internal penetration test in order to assess their cyber risks and identify potentially critical vulnerabilities that could pose a danger to their critical data and business continuity.
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A story from one of our clients, who successfully detected and mitigated a security breach before the incident escalated to a full-scaled breach and data leak. 

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Regardless of the size, scope, geography or sector of your organisation, there are common elements that should be considered when it comes to cyber security due diligence during the M&A process.
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Is your organisation fully prepared for malicious attacks from both motivated external attackers and internal threat actors? As the threat landscape continues to evolve it is vital that organisations understand where the threats are and how they can protect and mitigate the risk.
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In this paper, we discuss the process of finding vulnerabilities in remotely managed routers, in particular those running on the Optimum network. We delve into the setup process for these routers, examine modifications that Optimum has made to an off-the-shelf router firmware, and highlight (...)
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Email was not designed to be used the way it is today. Organisations rely on email for daily business communication and while most are protecting against low-level threats, more sophisticated email-based attacks are on the rise.
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NCC Group commissioned research consultancy ComRes to survey 200 board directors from UK companies with over 500 employees. The Group has released its 'Elephant in the Boardroom' report on the day its CEO, Rob Cotton, delivers a keynote at the Institute of Directors Annual Convention on (...)
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One of the main concerns relating to the replacement of IT infrastructure is the cost. The risk of introducing compatibility issues and, ultimately, downtime also causes anxiety. However, exploitation of vulnerabilities in legacy systems and software can be damaging to an organisation on both a (...)
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We’ve published a short eBook about the potential impact General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) may have on your marketing activity. Regardless of when or how the various negotiations develop with the EU, the UK’s data protection standards will have to be equivalent to the EU’s GDPR.
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What happens when a seemingly harmless “lightweight” protocol contains a fatal security misconfiguration? FortConsult’s Lucas Lundgren found out after stumbling across it while doing research in IoT security.
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We are pleased to announce that our consultants Lucas Lundgren and Neal Hindocha are among this year’s speakers at DEF CON in Las Vegas. Their talk will demonstrate how a seemingly innocuous protocol can be exploited to gain access to and manipulate sensitive information, which one wouldn’t (...)
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