Beware of getting hacked by the promise of free Wi-Fi in cafes
Posted by Elaine Bellamy on 30/10 at 10:00 AM Security, Wi-Fi,
Wi-fi in a cafe

While I blog about new technology and how it can help your business, I am also a parent who is wary of the security issues that technology can create. My previous blogs have been about web filtering and warnings about messaging apps used at school; this one concerns hacking. On a...

Data leak court case raises security questions
Posted by Joe Kavanagh on 10/10 at 02:15 PM Data networks, Security,
Data leak court case raises security questions

As Morrisons battle in the Court of Appeal to overturn a High Court ruling to pay compensation to 5,000 members of staff, I am wondering if other businesses are taking note of this landmark case and have taken steps to prevent a similar breach. This case is an interesting one as...

The business benefits of investing in web filtering
Posted by Colin Woods on 21/09 at 10:00 AM Security, Web filtering,

A decent web filtering policy will allow your staff to efficiently carry out their work without risking your business’s time or reputation. Your web filtering policies can be very granular to decide what kind of content your members of your staff can look at while they are at...

Even Apple desktops can be hacked!
Posted by Colin Woods on 04/09 at 10:00 AM Data networks, IT services, Security,

As the growth of cryptocurrency increases, so do the risks to individual’s PCs. A recent article highlighted the process hackers are using to control part of a PC or laptop to churn bitcoins that could be used for criminal activities. It has also been reported that a group of...

Fax machines pose a network security risk
Posted by Anthony Owen on 17/08 at 10:00 AM Data networks, Security,
Fax security threat

Unsecure fax machines pose a threat to corporate networks, according to research carried out by a security software company. Fax machines, which are often part of a printer and photocopying set-up, do not have any security protection despite many being linked to internal networks,...

Do you know who else might be reading your email?
Posted by Ash Khagram on 31/07 at 10:00 AM Office 365, Security,
spying on your email

It is estimated that there are more than 5.5 billion email accounts in the world today. That many emails flying around means there is always the threat of being hacked and having your emails read by an unscrupulous group or individual.  Recently, it was reported that third party...

Don’t let data loss result in lost customers
Posted by Ash Khagram on 06/07 at 10:00 AM Security, Web filtering,
Don’t let a data loss result in lost customers

Were you one of the 40,000 UK customers affected by the recent Ticketmaster data breach? My colleague and I were and both received the dreaded email with the subject line starting with “Data security incident….”. The email informed me that they had been affected by a security incident...

UK businesses slowly leading the way against ransomware
Posted by Caroline Moore on 12/06 at 10:00 AM IT services, Security,

I found a recent article on NS Tech interesting reading. The headline seemed rather negative in that it highlighted just how many UK businesses would be prepared to pay a ransom rather than invest in cyber security. While one in five may seem a lot, four in five did not take that...

Colleges need to take responsibility for their own cyber security
Posted by Colin Woods on 22/05 at 10:00 AM Education, Security,
Security Blackboard

With cyber-attacks on colleges on the rise, the Department of Education has called on them to take responsibility for their own security. Most colleges rely on cyber security provided by not-for-profit company, Jisc, which provides IT services and internet connectivity through the...

Ransomware is not a game!
Posted by Elaine Bellamy on 18/05 at 10:00 AM Disaster recovery, Security, Web filtering,
Ransomware attack on laptop

Ransomware has become one of the top cyber threats across the globe including the WannaCry attack on the NHS and the NotPetya assault on computer systems at Eastern European power stations. With hackers stealing millions of pounds in untraceable bitcoin from small hairdressers to...

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