Category: Cyber Security

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Cyber Security When YOU Are The Business
October 22, 2018

Cyber Security When YOU Are The Business

Whilst exhibiting at a recent event we were approached by a business owner concerned about cyber security. Nothing unusual there. In this case the business was just her and a laptop. Our normal solutions are suitable for multiple users but would be overkill for the freelancer or self-employed individual. So what about cyber security when… Read full article

What are Backup, Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity?
October 16, 2018

What are Backup, Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity?

Nobody can guarantee that a businesses IT is 100% safe and secure. Things go wrong. This might be a minor issue such as a deleted file, or a major problem such as a server failure or cyber-attack. Your data is precious, and, in the event of an issue, you’ll want to be able to get… Read full article

Watch out for Director Scam Emails
September 05, 2018

Watch out for Director Scam Emails

Director Scam emails targeting SME’s are on the increase in the UK and becoming increasingly sophisticated. Sometimes known as ‘Whaling’ emails, Director scam emails are a type of phishing scam – but targeting the bigger ‘phish’. In this type of attack cyber criminals impersonate a senior member of the victims own company to trick them… Read full article

GDPR – The Story So Far
June 11, 2018

GDPR – The Story So Far

GDPR  went live on the 25th May 2018. As most (sensible) people predicted the world didn’t end, nobody was fined £20m odd and businesses did not drown under the weight of people unsubscribing to their emails. So, what happened? You may have noticed that you became extremely popular in the lead up to the 25th… Read full article

Is GDPR the end of Bring Your Own Device?
May 24, 2018

Is GDPR the end of Bring Your Own Device?

Bring Your Own Device Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is now an accepted part of our business lives. There are a number of advantages to be gleaned in allowing BYOD but the major disadvantages revolve around security. With the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), data security is more sharply in view than ever. But… Read full article

The Most Common IT Security Threats
March 28, 2018

The Most Common IT Security Threats

There are numerous threats to the security of your IT infrastructure but do you understand the difference between Malware and Ransomware? Would you be aware if you were suffering from a Virus or a DDoS attack? Whilst some of these terms have now become familiar do you actually understand them, and do you need to?… Read full article

Getting Started With GDPR
February 02, 2018

Getting Started With GDPR

Over the past 12 months we’ve offered plenty of opinion about the new General Data Protection Regulations. Whilst there is still plenty of uncertainty around the GDPR one thing is without any doubt. You need to ACT! Doing nothing is not an option but we know that often, when it comes to something new, getting started… Read full article

Computer Chip Scare: What You Need To Know
January 05, 2018

Computer Chip Scare: What You Need To Know

You may have seen reports in the press of a security flaw in the processors of computers worldwide. This flaw could leave millions of systems vulnerable to hackers. As the issue is with the microchips this potentially affects almost all laptops, desktop computers, and servers along with smartphones and tablets. This is the bad news…. Read full article

Scam Warning
December 20, 2017

Scam Warning

We want to alert all customers to a recent scam perpetuated on one of our customers. This is almost led to a six-figure sum being taken from the business bank account. This was an extremely clever scam attack which appeared to highjack the businesses phone and diverted an outbound call to an alternative number. It started with a… Read full article

Oh No, it’s another GDPR Blog.
December 06, 2017

Oh No, it’s another GDPR Blog.

The new General Data Protection Regulations come into force on the 25th May 2018. You cannot fail to have heard off and/or read about the ‘biggest change to data protection in the past 20 years™’ so what we don’t want to do is rehash the same old information. If you’ve not heard of it before… Read full article

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