Category: Cyber Security

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The Dark Web and its Impact on Your Business
February 04, 2020

The Dark Web and its Impact on Your Business

Business owners today know the internet is not only a force for good. Some people exploit the Web for ill intent. They congregate on the Dark Web, and small businesses need to understand the risks. What is the Dark Web? You and your employees spend time daily on the Web. They’re researching clients, checking out… Read full article

Security Patches — There Is A Better Way to Update
January 15, 2020

Security Patches — There Is A Better Way to Update

Software updates often come at the worst moment. You leave your desktop to go to a meeting and come back to find your computer has restarted in your absence. Those unexpected bug fixes and performance improvements lost you all your unsaved work. Or you go to shut down your laptop to rush to a meeting,… Read full article

Cyber Security Best Practices for the Christmas Break
December 11, 2019

Cyber Security Best Practices for the Christmas Break

’Tis the season to be jolly. But ’tis also a season to feel pulled in many directions. For many organisations, this is a peak season. For others, things slow down, and people are able to a take long-awaited holiday. Wherever you fall on the stress spectrum, these best practices can boost your Christmas and New… Read full article

Businesses Beware: Clever office.com phishing attack fools users
May 13, 2019

Businesses Beware: Clever office.com phishing attack fools users

Phishing Attackers are using Microsoft Forms for a very clever and plausible spear phishing attack. The attacks started around December 2018, and this has been a fairly successful campaign. Uses receive the following email, or something very similar; This is often from an internal source or a known contact, will contain a signature and be… Read full article

2019 Internet Security Threat Report
April 09, 2019

2019 Internet Security Threat Report

Data for the report comes from Symantecs Global Intelligence Network, which records events from 123 million attack sensors worldwide. Data for the report comes from more than 157 countries worldwide. The report runs to 61 pages. To save you reading through everything we’ve summarised it, picking out the most relevant and important information. Formjacking Formjacking… Read full article

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

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