Category: Cyber Security

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Does Your Business Need A Cyber Security Assessment?
February 05, 2021

Does Your Business Need A Cyber Security Assessment?

Cyber Security is a confusing subject. You probably know you need to do something about it, but you might not be sure what. A good starting point might be for your business to undertake an cyber security assessment to understand what the risks are. But you know that you don’t have the expertise, so that… Read full article

Caught In The Crossfire
February 03, 2021

Caught In The Crossfire

Think of your business as a 17th century boat in the ocean. It’s loaded with valuable treasure (data), and it’s currently under attack from two sides. To your left is a pirate ship. This is where the hackers are. They’re trying every trick in the book to steal your treasure. Or lock it away and… Read full article

How Multi Factor Authentication Can Help Protect Your Business
February 03, 2021

How Multi Factor Authentication Can Help Protect Your Business

In our latest video we talk about the risks your staff pose to your business through password reuse and how Multi Factor Authentication can help protect your business and eradicate this risk. This video is part of a series that tries to explain cyber security in a simple manner with real world examples. Visit our… Read full article

Your No. 1 New Years Resolution: Backup; Backup; Backup!
December 23, 2020

Your No. 1 New Years Resolution: Backup; Backup; Backup!

New Year is a time where many of us set ourselves new goals and challenges. It might be to clear out the garage or loft. Maybe to shop around for a cheaper energy deal. Or to finally join the gym and drop a few pounds. We set these goals to try and improve our productivity,… Read full article

Are you well configured?
December 09, 2020

Are you well configured?

Cyber-attacks on big brands or government agencies are familiar headline news nowadays. We read stories of million-dollar ransoms, or huge numbers of access credentials being breached. You might think your business is safe. However, a single badly configured device or app could put you in danger. You will know that no business is immune from… Read full article

Got A Case of Password Exhaustion?
November 18, 2020

Got A Case of Password Exhaustion?

Then you are not on your own! Whether it’s home, work, Facebook, Gmail or even their banking app – most people end up using the same password everywhere. Considering the sheer number of passwords we have to remember and use every day, then it’s no surprise that password exhaustion is a very real problem. And… Read full article

Disk Encryption Protects Your Data
November 11, 2020

Disk Encryption Protects Your Data

Ever fancied felling like 007? Here is your chance! Did you know that you can protect the data on your computer using disk encryption on your hard drive? Whether at home or using a laptop whilst out and about, this is effective way to secure your information. Disk encryption effectively scrambles your data. Without the… Read full article

Keep Your Firmware Safe and Secure
November 04, 2020

Keep Your Firmware Safe and Secure

Most of us know the difference between hardware and software. But do you understand what firmware refers to? And even more importantly, what are you and your business doing to protect your firmware against security vulnerabilities? Any business should know that it needs its operating system, such as Windows 10, is up to date. You… Read full article

The Unexpected Costs of a Cyber Attack
October 21, 2020

The Unexpected Costs of a Cyber Attack

You may think you are fully aware of the costs of a cyber attack. These costs would be associated with getting your systems cleaned, a backup restored, and maybe some downtime. However, many small businesses still view a cyber-attack as nothing more than an inconvenience. But those who have experienced an attack will know that… Read full article

Ransomware: What Is It and How Does It Work?
October 14, 2020

Ransomware: What Is It and How Does It Work?

Ransomware is one of the biggest threats to business security. It’s a type of malware that denies you access to your data and files by locking your computer. A ransom is demanded, usually in bitcoin, for the release of your files. This is big business for cyber criminals. They can rake in billions each year… Read full article

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