08/10
2021
Don’t pay ransomware - update your backup and security
Posted by Ash Khagram on 08/10 at 10:00 AM Security,
Don’t pay ransomware - update your backup and security

The world had its first ransomware attack in 1989. Hackers demanded £150 for the key to decrypt documents and images. Thirty years on and the landscape has changed with more organised criminals demanding thousands or even millions from businesses of all sizes across the...

31/08
2021
Secure your remote workforce with Cisco Duo
Posted by Ian Temple-Edwards on 31/08 at 10:00 AM Large enterprises, SMEs, Cloud services, Remote working, Security,
Cisco Duo MFA

With cyber-crime on the rise, along with identity theft and brute-force attacks, every business should be looking at multi-factor authentication methods. When businesses opened their core networks to allow for home working during the pandemic, the risk of remote security breaches...

27/08
2021
Why is education the new playground for ransomware?
Posted by Daniel Fuller-Smith on 27/08 at 10:00 AM Education, Security, Web filtering,
Ransomware threat to education sector

The year 2020 saw the pandemic affect schools, colleges and universities in a way no one would have thought possible. As lockdown kicked in, students and teachers were sent home and told to set up for remote working. While teachers were trying to meet the curriculum needs,...

20/08
2021
Are remote workers more vulnerable to cyber-attacks?
Posted by Ash Khagram on 20/08 at 10:00 AM Large enterprises, SMEs, Security,
Home workers are vulnerable to security breaches

A cyber-crime group ran attacks after the Euro 2020 final* knowing people may not be in the office the following day. They had also sent out a spate of attacks during the May bank holidays assuming people would be enjoying the long weekend.  The businesses affected had to endure...

03/08
2021
The poor password habits that could threaten your business security
Posted by Ash Khagram on 03/08 at 10:00 AM Security,
The poor password habits that could threaten your business security

Data breaches, hacking attacks and ransomware have all increased in recent years. With more businesses adopting cloud services, we have more usernames and passwords to remember than ever but bad password habits from staff could allow criminals to prey on your network.A recent...

25/06
2021
Using Microsoft 365 security features to protect your business
Posted by Tony Robinson on 25/06 at 10:00 AM Microsoft 365, Security,
Using Microsoft 365 security features to protect your business

Cyber security should be at the forefront of any business’s concerns. When considering the security of your infrastructure and data, you should be in the mind-set of ‘when’ you are attacked rather than ‘if’. Cyber criminals are not picky about who they go after. In some circumstances,...

18/06
2021
Are you aware of the Wi-Fi vulnerability that could affect all your wireless devices?
Posted by Daniel Fuller-Smith on 18/06 at 10:00 AM IT services, Security, Wi-Fi,
Are you aware of the Wi-Fi vulnerability that could affect all your wireless devices?

Have you heard of a “fragattack”? Until a week ago, I hadn’t heard of them either, but it is fast becoming the biggest threat to your Wi-Fi and devices connected to your router.Some believe that this latest vulnerability has been in existence since 1997! Researchers found that...

15/06
2021
Ransomware is affecting the food chain – will your business be next?
Posted by Ash Khagram on 15/06 at 10:00 AM Cloud services, Security,
Ransomware is affecting the food chain – will your business be next?

A recent news item has surfaced regarding a high-level cyber-attack on the JBS food processing company, which affected its North American and Australian IT systems.  JBS, one of the largest meat processing companies in the world, was hit by a sophisticated ransomware attack. The...

11/06
2021
Schools need to arm themselves against hackers
Posted by Daniel Fuller-Smith on 11/06 at 10:00 AM Education, Security, Wi-Fi,
Schools need to arm themselves against hackers

As government, retail and newspaper websites were brought down for an hour due to an issue with their cloud hosting provider this week, it was reported that two schools were struggling with their own server issues. Skinners' Kent Academy and Skinners' Kent Primary School were forced...

18/05
2021
How can a “choose your own device” model support remote workers and keep your data secure?
Posted by Ash Khagram on 18/05 at 10:00 AM Cloud services, Mobiles, Security,
How can a “choose your own device” model support remote workers and keep your data secure?

Recently, business have been introducing a choose your own device model (CYOD) to support the organisation and staff. CYOD is similar to a bring your own device (BYOD) model and has been around for the same amount of time, but in this case, the devices have to be approved by the...

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