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Don’t be A hacker’s dream come true – follow our essential tips!

2019-01-15T14:03:34+00:00 January 15th, 2019|Cyber Security, Security and Threats, Tips and Advice|

Sharing our personal information is a fact of life nowadays. Very few of us would be willing to sacrifice the convenience of purchasing goods and signing up for services online. However, as most of us are aware, there are risks when entrusting organisations to safely process and store our data. We may tend to believe [...]

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How to stop your email account getting hacked in 6 easy steps

2019-01-15T13:22:50+00:00 December 18th, 2018|Cyber Security, Security and Threats, Tips and Advice|

You’re a sitting target, under immediate threat Cyber crime is on the increase, and criminals are developing increasingly sophisticated ways to break through security walls. All they need to find is a weak spot, a door left open - so to speak, and they’re in. That weak spot? Your email account. Email accounts present a [...]

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5 Nasty Gifts Cyber Criminals Have Planned for 2019

2018-12-14T14:59:37+00:00 December 14th, 2018|Cyber Security, Security and Threats, Technology News|

It’s the time of year when we’re looking for presents to give that will warm hearts and raise spirits. This all takes a bit of planning and looking ahead. The criminal world is planning too, but their intentions aren’t quite so honourable. Similar to a dark version of the Three Wise Men, the gifts cyber [...]

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Don’t Wait to Update: Run out-dated software at your peril

2019-01-10T09:26:37+00:00 December 14th, 2018|Security and Threats, Tips and Advice|

Perhaps updating your software is the last thing on your to-do list at this time of year? There’s lots going on and the last thing you need is your current task interrupted while you wait for an update to download. What’s more, there are so many of those annoying notifications – telling you your software [...]

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Is your data for sale on The Dark Web?

2018-12-03T10:08:49+00:00 November 29th, 2018|Security and Threats, Tips and Advice|

Most of us use the Internet many times a day, for both business and personal use. We have become very used to supplying whatever information is required, in order to access prod-ucts and services. This means more companies than ever hold information about individu-als, businesses and their clients. The data protection legislation, brought into force [...]

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Why Accountants Need Cyber Essentials…

2018-11-28T17:17:34+00:00 November 27th, 2018|Company News, Compliance, Cyber Essentials, Security and Threats|

For those that may not be aware, there is a government backed standard for cyber security, called Cyber Essentials. It is, in simple terms, a way for businesses to demonstrate a responsible approach to cyber security, protecting both themselves and their clients. Cyber security is something we all need to take seriously: currently around half [...]

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What lies beneath… Are you your own biggest security threat?

2018-11-08T10:45:11+00:00 October 22nd, 2018|Business Continuity, Security and Threats, Tips and Advice|

What’s the biggest risk to your company…IT security, poor software? No, people. The future security of your business and the sensitive information it possesses, all depends on those who use it. The GDPR has raised the stakes and business’ priorities when it comes to the proper usage and storage of information. Between now and 2021, [...]

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Teams and Skype become one

2018-10-05T13:03:00+00:00 October 5th, 2018|Productivity, Technology News|

Microsoft introduced their Office 365 based team collaboration app, very imaginatively called Teams, about a year ago now.  Originally introduced as a competitor to Slack, and to provide a single interface for the many Office 365 applications, it has rapidly assimilated many of the messaging, videoconferencing and audio features of Skype for Business.  Perhaps unsurprisingly, [...]

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Gone Phishing? How to deal with a phishing email

2018-09-26T09:28:55+00:00 September 26th, 2018|Technology News, Tips and Advice|

What is phishing? Technically speaking it is ‘the fraudulent attempt to obtain sensitive information for malicious reasons, by disguising as a trustworthy contact, normally in an electronic communication such as email.’ Realistically it’s every business owners nightmare. Staff clicking on a seemingly legitimate email and unlocking mountains of sensitive data, potentially causing a lot of [...]

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Road to recovery – top 5 immediate actions after a security breach

2018-09-26T09:24:00+00:00 September 26th, 2018|Security and Threats, Tips and Advice|

If you notice a breach in your business data, the first thing to do is identify how serious it is. Identifying whether information such as personal email addresses, dates of birth and payment accounts are taken, can have financial implications for your company, staff and customers. In the event of a breach you can take [...]

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