About Bruce Penson

Managing Director of Pro Drive IT

Taking Care of the Essentials for Financial Services

2020-02-05T10:20:26+00:00March 28th, 2019|Compliance, Cyber Essentials, Financial Services, GDPR|

If you work in the financial services sector, you’ll already be well aware of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the various regulations and guidelines it puts in place to ensure financial markets are honest, fair and effective. The authority regulates more than 58,000 financial businesses from the largest banks, insurers and market infrastructure providers [...]

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Smart Home, Smart Office

2019-04-23T10:07:29+00:00March 12th, 2019|Cyber Essentials, Cyber Security, Security and Threats, Technology News|

For several years, the use of smart technologies in our homes has been steadily increasing. Connected devices like the Amazon Echo, Google Home range and Hive’s smart home products now let you control your home from your smartphone. Allowing you to do things like stream music to every room, turn the lights on remotely, boost [...]

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CES Show review

2019-02-28T13:15:36+00:00February 18th, 2019|Technology News|

At the beginning of the year, the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) saw more than 180,000 people descend on the Las Vegas desert – as tech lovers from around the world rushed to get a first look at the latest products and services from over 4,400 companies. One of the biggest and most exciting fixtures [...]

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Cleaning Up – Keeping Your Data Safe from Prying Eyes

2019-02-18T15:42:17+00:00February 14th, 2019|Cyber Security, Security and Threats, Tips and Advice|

We’ve had our eyes fixed to ITV’s six-part drama, Cleaning Up, over the past few weeks and it’s got us thinking: how well can you really trust everyone that comes in and out of your office(s)? The biggest risk to your company is, without a doubt, people. From your regular employees and temporary freelancers to [...]

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SMCR – Are you ready?

2019-02-21T15:59:15+00:00February 14th, 2019|Cyber Security, Security and Threats, Tips and Advice, Uncategorized|

If there were a major cyber security breach at your company, what would happen? Chances are it would be very difficult to pinpoint the exact person or people responsible, meaning those involved could potentially get off scot-free. Now, what if the responsibility of any wrongdoing wasn’t placed on your firm but lay solely on senior [...]

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Spotlight: Meet the team

2019-02-28T13:02:29+00:00January 15th, 2019|Company News, Cyber Security|

Like any business, it’s the people behind the ProDrive name that make it a success. Not just success in terms of business achievements, but in customer experience and commitment to making a difference. We’re all about getting to know our customers, and we’re happy to show you who we are and what we bring to [...]

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

2019-04-23T10:03:10+00:00January 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+00:00December 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+00:00December 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

2019-01-23T09:12:58+00:00December 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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