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Why Your Business’ IT Is A 24/7 Operation

September 23rd, 2016|Business Continuity, Security and Threats, Tips and Advice|

Not many businesses or organisations can turn the sign on the door to ‘closed’, switch off the lights and forget about work until the following morning. In today’s world most business need to be ‘always on’, even when their business premises are locked up for the night. Other businesses are operating 24/7 anyway, with global [...]

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Are You Banking That Your Apps Will Keep You Safe?

September 13th, 2016|Security and Threats, Tips and Advice|

Having read with interest a BBC article about the continued growth in the use of banking apps versus the ongoing decline in the use of web-based banking facilities, I started to wonder what this trend meant in terms of personal information security as well as any known effects on business. This could become increasingly relevant if the concept of [...]

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Klepto Zepto Virus is on the Attack!

August 16th, 2016|Security and Threats, Tips and Advice|

Security experts are warning businesses of a dangerous new virus, based on the Locky ransomware, named Klepto Zepto. The Zepto malware has been carried in nearly 140,000 spam messages sent over four days last week. The ransomware appears to have Locky’s capabilities which could make it one of the more dangerous encryption lockers in circulation. [...]

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Security and Social Engineering

May 12th, 2016|Company News, Security and Threats, Technology News, Tips and Advice|

A study by a security firm, Proofpoint, identified that social engineering was the top cyber attack technique in 2015. Instead of focusing on automated attacks as in previous years, attackers are getting you, or your employees, to do their dirty work. If you think your staff and senior management team are that not that gullible, [...]

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Who Or What Is The Biggest IT Security Risk In Your Business?

April 18th, 2016|Company News, Security and Threats, Technology News, Tips and Advice|

It is incredibly frustrating for all businesses that to just to operate on a day-to-day basis, we need to invest so heavily in cyber security protection. I feel your pain as the MD of an IT services company we too need to constantly militate against security risks that might impact on our business operation and, [...]

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“Locky” Virus Spreading At An Alarming Rate – UK Businesses Must Take Action Now

April 18th, 2016|Company News, Security and Threats, Technology News, Tips and Advice|

We’ve all heard of hospitals being hit by highly contagious viruses such as the norovirus, but what about the ‘Locky’ virus that is spreading at an alarming rate in the US? This new variation of the Cryptolocker ransomware is effecting a staggering 60,000 users per day, the majority in the US and Germany, but UK [...]

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What You Need To Know About New EU Data Protection Laws

April 7th, 2016|Company News, Security and Threats, Technology News, Tips and Advice|

Whether or not the UK stays or leaves the European Union, new data protection laws will still apply to your business if you deal with others in the EU. This year the Network and Information Security Directive (NISD) is due to come into force, followed by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in 2018. Only [...]

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