Plymouth email security start-up protecting over 25,000 users worldwide

Plymouth Science Park start-up Constant Edge has reached a milestone of protecting over 25,000 users around the world with their email protection suite.

Constant Edge offers email security designed for businesses of all sizes, combining advanced, multi-layered protection at the gateway, with powerful protection inside the email inbox. Constant Edge is headquartered at Plymouth...

Plymouth businesses warned about new scam: Malicious USB drives turning up in the post

Businesses in Plymouth are being warned of a brand new scam where cyber criminals are using very old fashioned methods.

Normally criminals try to hack into a business’s systems through the internet – often by breaking into someone’s email, or looking for weak passwords.

But security researchers have spotted that one criminal gang is now posting out USB drives.


South West Defence Cluster recognised in Ministry of Defence Action Plan

The new Ministry of Defence SME Action Plan has recognised the success of the South West Regional Defence and Security Cluster as an example of collaboration between industry and government to support the UK’s security and prosperity.

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) SME Action Plan , published on 27th January, sets out how the MOD will improve engagement with small and medium-sized...

Double contract win for Devon-based Tamar Security

Exeter-based security business, Tamar Security, has been awarded the fire and security system maintenance contracts for both East Devon District Council (EDDC) and Libraries Unlimited.

Covering EDDC's corporate buildings - 35-plus fire alarms, intruder alarms, hearing loops and CCTV, including the CCTV system within Sidmouth town centre, the three-year maintenance contract was granted...

Lockdown: “Biggest ever cyber attack” warning for Plymouth businesses

The biggest ever cyber attack in history could hit Plymouth businesses before the end of the year – and it’s all because of the lockdown.

That’s the prediction from local IT and data security expert Martin Limburn of Limbtec.

He believes the urgent changes made to allow people to work from home have inadvertently opened up businesses’ data security.

“Hackers look...

Work from home data security warning for Plymouth businesses

A local IT expert is warning businesses to get their data security urgently checked, now most staff are working from home.

Expert Martin Limburn of Limbtec has seen a dramatic upsurge in hackers taking advantage of the current situation.

“These people have no morals. And they are using what’s happening to target businesses that are already struggling,” he explained....

Security specialists, UK Protection Ltd, appoints Chief Operating Officer

Exeter based supplier of security staff and services, UK Protection Ltd (UKP), has appointed Richard Smith to the newly created role of Chief Operating Officer to spearhead the company’s growth across the South West.

Richard joins UKP from a successful commercial and marketing career, having also previously served for 10 years as a police officer with the Cheshire constabulary. Whilst...

Major websites could do more to promote improved password security

Online giants including Amazon and LinkedIn could be doing far more to raise awareness of the need for better password practices among their users.

Analysis by Professor Steven Furnell, Director of the Centre for Security, Communications and Network Research at Plymouth University, looked into the password security controls in place among 10 of the world’s most visited websites....

Burglars looking to cash in on Black Friday

Burglars are looking to hit the jackpot as Black Friday bargains and Christmas presents boost the value of home contents by more than a third this weekend, home security experts have warned.

Millions of pounds will be spent buying Christmas presents this weekend as most of the UK gets its monthly pay-cheque today and scoops up Black Friday bargains in readiness for Christmas.


Plymouth 5th most secure city in the UK

Plymouth has been ranked fifth in a study to find the most secure areas across the UK.

This position is thanks to the area's low burglary rate coupled with a high ‘security awareness’ score, ensuring the city’s position in the UK’s top five.

Plymouth was joined by Exeter and Swindon in the top five, with Norwich taking first place in being the city least at risk. At the...