Category: Cyber Security

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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

Why You Need Both Software and Hardware Firewalls
September 09, 2020

Why You Need Both Software and Hardware Firewalls

A firewall sounds like a pretty intense thing. However you may not have as much firewall protection as you need. People may think that the antivirus and software firewall bundled with their internet security product is enough. This might not be true. To demonstrate this first we need to understand exactly what a software firewall… Read full article

Keep Your Business Continuity Plan Current
July 08, 2020

Keep Your Business Continuity Plan Current

Is there any certainty in business at the moment? COVID-19 has shown us how things can change in an instant. You may have been confident in your business continuity plan in the past, but the pandemic has shaken us all up. It’s a solid reminder to review our plans to get back to business quickly… Read full article

3 Cyberattackers Putting Business at Risk
July 01, 2020

3 Cyberattackers Putting Business at Risk

Cyberattacks and data breaches happen worldwide, and no one is immune. Your business needs to protect its networks and systems, and secure sensitive data. But how much do you know about the types of cybercriminal out there. This roundup discusses 3 Cyberattackers putting business at risk, the biggest threats and what they’re after. Cybercrime Gangs… Read full article

Keep Clear of Coronavirus Scams
May 13, 2020

Keep Clear of Coronavirus Scams

Whilst the world grapples with a health pandemic, cyber criminals seek to profit. It may seem shocking but these individuals are always looking for opportunities, and they see one in Coronavirus scams. This article outlines what you need to watch out for and how to stay cyber safe. The last thing you want to read… Read full article

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