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David Taylor

David Taylor

David is a Digital Marketing Executive at Celerity and drives their digital activity including campaigns, website, blog writing and social media. He has a passion for digital marketing and all things tech - especially in cyber security.

Recent posts by David Taylor

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3 of The Biggest Security Challenges Facing Local Government

By David Taylor on 20-May-2021 10:10:07

Local government cyber security challenges are broad across the UK, not least due to the decentralised approach to local government and the challenges of sharing information and approaches to online threats. Challenges and threats include both external actors and internal issues.

Topics: Ransomware Cyber Security Cyber-Attacks Local Government
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Celerity Wins 2021 IBM Geography Excellence Award, EMEA for Build/Service Business Partner of the Year

By David Taylor on 11-May-2021 15:11:07

Celerity is proud to be honoured as a 2021 IBM Geography Excellence Award - EMEA  winner for Build/Service Business Partner of the Year. The IBM Geography Excellence Awards recognize Business Partners in each geography who strive for excellence and have demonstrated their ability to exceed expectations through business growth and innovation.

Topics: IBM award award services
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How to Protect The Education Sector from Cyber Threats

By David Taylor on 29-Jan-2021 09:39:05

The education sector was found to be the 7th most-targeted industry in IBM’s 2020 Threat Intelligence Index and find themselves in the crosshairs of cyber criminals and nation-state attackers due to the vast amounts of personal information and research data that they hold. Whether they are looking to profit from selling stolen data, ransoms or gaining an advantage by stealing world-class research, the education sector is a target for threat actors and I'll explain how it can be better protected from cyber threats.

Topics: Cyber Security vulnerability management air gap backup Breach and attack simulation BAS college education sector university higher education further education
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Validate Your Security Investments with combined Breach and Attack Simulations (BAS) and Vulnerability Management

By David Taylor on 01-Dec-2020 17:13:18

Before we get into the benefits of this solution and how you can validate security decision-making, it’s important to explain what exactly, breach and attack simulation, is.

Topics: Cyber Security vulnerability management Breach and attack simulation BAS cyber threat insight
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Celerity achieves cyber essentials plus

By David Taylor on 14-Oct-2020 14:58:20

Celerity is proud to announce that we have built upon our existing Cyber Essentials accreditation and are now Cyber Essentials Plus accredited.

Topics: Security Cyber Security Celerity News Cyber Essentials Plus
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Mitigating Ransomware Attacks

By David Taylor on 17-Jun-2020 12:02:50

The debate of whether or not organisations should pay ransoms to cybercriminals in return for their unencrypted data has been going on for years. On one hand, as data is now the lifeblood of almost all organisations a successful ransomware attack can mean business closure. However, succumbing to the ransom is only fuelling the cybercrime economy which is now estimated to be the 3rd largest in the world. But a recent report into ransomware attacks may add weight to the notion of never paying the ransom.

Topics: Ransomware Cyber Threats Cyber Security Phishing backup air gap backup security awareness training