22/02
2022
Choosing the right passwords is not a laughing matter
Posted by Liz Womack on 22/02 at 10:00 AM Cyber security, IT services, Security,
Choosing the right passwords is not a laughing matter

We are asked for passwords every day to log into our computers, websites, portals, online banking, etc. It’s not easy to keep up with them all, especially as best practice tells us that we should have a different password for each application that we use.Even the comedian Lee Evans...

07/12
2021
Bah humbug to cyber-criminals making the most of the festive season
Posted by Carl Barrow on 07/12 at 04:12 PM Cyber security, IT services, Security,
Bah humbug to cyber-criminals making the most of the festive season

The Christmas carol is supposed to go something like this: “’Tis the season to be jolly” but it’s more like “’Tis the season to make money” when it comes to cyber-crime. Offices left empty or minimally staffed in between Christmas and New Year make hackers rub their hands with...

19/11
2021
I still have my house…thanks to hackers!
Posted by Colin Woods on 19/11 at 10:00 AM IT services, Security,

It should be a simple sale. I am selling my house with vacant possession to my ex next-door neighbour’s daughter, who in turn is selling her house to a first-time buyer. Moreover, we are both using the same estate agent. So with the support of one of the nation’s largest estate agents...

02/11
2021
Ransomware is spiralling out of control - how can you protect your business?
Posted by Elaine Bellamy on 02/11 at 10:00 AM IT services, Security,
Ransomware is spiralling out of control - how can you protect your business?

Industry experts agree that ransomware is more a case of ‘when’ rather than ‘if’ and yet many businesses have not taken steps to protect themselves from this growing threat that can cripple finances and reputations.The title of this blog is not meant to be alarmist. It is based on...

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,...

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