Passwords are a pain without a password manager

2022-05-05T17:48:07+01:00May 5th, 2022|Cyber Security, Security and Threats, Technology News|

Passwords are an everyday fact of being online but they’re a pain aren’t they? Did you know Pro Drive offers a LastPass password manager service to help businesses keep their data secure? Everyone is online these days and businesses use numerous different apps in their daily operations, most of which need passwords. There is a [...]

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Writing a Cyber Security Incident Response Plan

2022-05-20T15:42:10+01:00May 3rd, 2022|Cyber Security|

AKA: What to do if you suffer a cyber attack, a Cyber Security Incident Response Plan provides steps to follow if you or your business gets hit by cyber crime and every organisation should have one! Discovering and experiencing a cyber attack is a high-pressure situation where speed of response is critical. The faster you [...]

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Update – refurbished laptops initiative & technical skills

2022-03-29T11:53:31+01:00March 29th, 2022|Cyber Security, Technology News|

Our engineers here at Pro Drive have been very busy using their technical skills in their spare time, refurbishing second hand laptops which have been distributed mainly via charities. Our whole team collected laptops that were around 4 – 5 years old or less from some of our lovely clients – as well as colleagues [...]

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Why you should act on cybersecurity threats

2022-03-29T17:50:56+01:00March 17th, 2022|Cyber Security, Energy, Financial Services, GDPR, Law, Security and Threats, Tips and Advice|

Due to the conflict in Ukraine the government, the ICO and UK cyber experts generally are all urging SMEs to act against increased cybersecurity threats. The situation in Ukraine poses an increased risk of cyber attacks to businesses and exacerbates the rise in cybercrime seen throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, partly due to cyber criminals exploiting [...]

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Vulnerability Assessment – what it is and who needs it

2022-03-08T16:01:19+00:00March 8th, 2022|Cyber Security, Security and Threats, Tips and Advice|

Your business might need a Vulnerability Assessment, starting with a scan, for several reasons. Here, we explain what it is and why it needs to be managed. Watch our video to learn all about Vulnerability Assessment and/or read on below!      Why would my business need a Vulnerability Assessment? You are certified to [...]

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Our cyber security checklist for computer users

2022-04-14T17:12:05+01:00February 25th, 2022|Cyber Security, Security and Threats, Tips and Advice|

Below is a cyber security checklist of things we can all do to protect ourselves and our businesses when we’re online. — By Ivan Santos, Service Desk Manager As a result of the crisis in Ukraine, the government’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has issued an update, calling on UK organisations to bolster their [...]

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Why energy firms need Cyber Essentials

2022-05-20T15:46:17+01:00January 11th, 2022|Cyber Essentials, Cyber Security, Energy|

Energy cybersecurity is something that the sector is rightly worried about - attacks aren't just happening in the movies. We explain why energy firms need Cyber Essentials ... Many energy businesses, especially those involved in storage, distribution and production are a part of critical national infrastructure. If you are one of these businesses, you should [...]

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Cyber Essentials certification and why Financial Services firms need it

2022-01-05T14:42:38+00:00January 5th, 2022|Cyber Essentials, Cyber Security, Financial Services|

If you are running a Financial Services or Fintech firm and you do not have Cyber Essentials certification, you might be putting your reputation and your clients at risk. Businesses in the financial sector have long been a prime target for cyber criminals, with the rewards being significant for a successful breach. In fact, according [...]

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5 smart business IT New Year’s resolutions

2022-01-04T14:08:41+00:00January 4th, 2022|Cyber Essentials, Cyber Security, Productivity, Remote Working, Tips and Advice|

We’ve compiled 5 business IT New Year’s resolutions to add to your list - some are free, the others will save you money in the longer term. If you haven't already, acting on these will help you work smarter in 2022 and beyond. Many businesses, especially those in regulated sectors and those with public sector [...]

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Apache Log4j update

2021-12-23T17:27:55+00:00December 23rd, 2021|Cyber Security|

You may have heard about a vulnerability that has been found in Apache Log4j, a very common logging system used by developers of web and server applications, based on Java and other programming languages. Pro Drive’s clients can rest assured that we are managing the impact of this for them. However, as this affects a [...]

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