Hazel Burton

I'm the Marketing Storyteller for IT Security for Cisco's UK & Ireland region. That means I spend most of my time researching what those dastardly hackers are up to, and I also have a lot of conversations with my much cleverer research colleagues, in order to create content which seeks to inform people about the current threat landscape against businesses. IT Security is a subject I'm immensely passionate about, and what's most important to me is helping customers protect their livelihoods, and educating users not to leave the back door open. Outside of Cisco a big part of my life is improvisational comedy - I participate in weekly workshops at The Improvisation Foundation and perform on stage with my lovely fellow workshoppers once a month. Other than that I'm a big nerd when it comes to movies, as my blogs will no doubt unveil.

  • Email security and what it means for your small business

    Email security and what it means for your small business

    Many of us spend our working lives in our inbox. Email remains one of the most widespread business communication tools – but that also means it’s one of the biggest entry points for...

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  • 5 cyber security recommendations for every small business

    5 cyber security recommendations for every small business

    Why do cyber criminals target small businesses, when there are potentially fewer rewards for them? One reason is that when small businesses are in a ransomware predicament, they have to weigh up...

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  • GDPR one year on: data reveals business-growth benefits for GDPR-ready firms

    GDPR one year on: data reveals business-growth benefits for GDPR-ready firms

    When GDPR came into being on 25 May 2018, well over a third of companies globally were not ready for the EU data privacy regulation, according to the latest research from Cisco. The Cisco Threat...

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  • Supply chain attacks are causing businesses rethink cyber security

    Supply chain attacks are causing businesses rethink cyber security

    Cyber security: Can you trust your supply chain? Discover why this new type of cyber attack is causing businesses to rethink how they look at their security posture.

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  • Security Essentials eBook

    Security Essentials eBook

    Are you on top of your network security or are you the weakest link. Don't put everyone at risk. Secure your network with Cisco Security Solutions

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  •  Is your cyber security like Tetris? Here’s how to close the gaps

    Is your cyber security like Tetris? Here’s how to close the gaps

    Cyber attacks on small businesses are no fun to deal with. In this article, Cisco's Hazel Burton looks at the cyber security approach that small businesses should consider taking, in order to close an

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  • How automated cyber security can reduce small business costs

    How automated cyber security can reduce small business costs

    If you’ve ever been to a night club, then you’ve probably encountered a bouncer or two. They’re there for a good reason: a keen eye and some good protection are the key to keeping party guests in...

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  • Phishing, ransomware, and email spoofing: cyber security advice for small business owners

    Phishing, ransomware, and email spoofing: cyber security advice for small business owners

    Research carried out by Cisco for the 2018 Cisco SMB Cybersecurity Report shows that 53% of mid-sized businesses have suffered a breach in the past year. And, according to a study by Ponemon...

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  • Why cyber threats are everyone's responsibility

    Why cyber threats are everyone's responsibility

    Almost 40 percent of small and midmarket companies say that at least half of their systems have been affected by a severe breach, according to Cisco's 2018 SMB cyber security report.  While that...

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  • Cyber security challenges are real, but here's how to fight back

    Cyber security challenges are real, but here's how to fight back

    53% of mid-sized companies globally have experienced a cyber attack in the past year, according to Cisco’s 2018 Small and Medium Business Cyber Security report.  While these might seem like...

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  • 4 ways AI can help secure your business against hackers

    4 ways AI can help secure your business against hackers

    Artificial intelligence isn’t all about robots and virtual assistants. How AI can help small businesses defend themselves against hackers.

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