Cybersecurity risks and homeworkers: business alert!

2020-06-24T09:58:24+01:00June 23rd, 2020|Cyber Security, Remote Working, Security and Threats|

Remote working presents huge cybersecurity risks for businesses because home networks aren’t generally set up properly to prevent attacks. Here are the reasons why and what you should do … Many weeks have gone by since we all had to re-deploy our staff to work from home. Most firms have adapted well and, [...]

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Phishing attacks – it’s open season!

2020-06-18T15:27:24+01:00June 9th, 2020|Accountants, Cyber Essentials, Cyber Security, Security and Threats|

There's an increase in phishing attacks on businesses, as well as home-workers. We explain what they are and how to reduce the risk with better cybersecurity. If you’re unfamiliar with the term ‘phishing’, it’s still fishy but nothing to do with fish! Phishing is when cyber criminals send a message, commonly a scam email [...]

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IT essentials for the ‘new normal’

2020-05-26T16:10:48+01:00May 26th, 2020|Cyber Security, Productivity, Remote Working, Tips and Advice|

We have some answers to common questions we’re getting asked about IT essentials, to ensure your business is ready for the ‘new normal’. First, let’s set some context. At the time of writing, the latest UK government advice is that millions of people will need to continue to work from home for the 'foreseeable future' [...]

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IT support and cyber security – plus human support too

2020-04-27T12:43:09+01:00April 27th, 2020|Business Continuity, Company News, Cyber Security, Productivity, Security and Threats, Technology News, Tips and Advice|

Business continues as we steer through the lockdown and we can help with all your IT support and cyber security. We listen to our clients and are working to make things easier, so businesses can be more productive. But an important part of remote working is looking after yourself too. Burnout can be a concern [...]

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Why Working from Home Could Take Down Your Business – Beware These Security Threats

2020-05-05T22:53:13+01:00April 19th, 2020|Accountants, Business Continuity, Compliance, Cyber Security, Financial Services, GDPR, Productivity, Remote Working, Security and Threats|

Most business IT systems weren’t designed for everyone to be working from home at the same time — yet that is exactly what is happening right now across the country. In the rush to keep businesses operational, systems have been hastily scaled up to get people working remotely, without a second thought given to [...]

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Is Your Email REALLY Secure?

2020-03-31T18:14:30+01:00March 31st, 2020|Cyber Security, Financial Services, Security and Threats|

Businesses that provide professional services are terrified about the consequences of confidential information falling into the hands of the wrong people. Particularly when it is client data and especially when it is personal data. The subsequent reputational damage could mean losing a client at best — or worse, losing the entire business. This is why [...]

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Welcome to Your New Virtual Office

2020-03-04T09:40:54+01:00February 26th, 2020|Accountants, Cyber Security|

For decades, work has been associated with a nine-to-five job in an office. But although this is still the case for many people, times are changing. Over the past few years, flexible working has gained serious momentum. The concept has primarily been driven by advances in cloud-based technology, which enables collaborative working from anywhere in [...]

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Cyber Security Trends: Our Predictions for 2020

2020-03-02T12:22:39+01:00December 2nd, 2019|Cyber Security, Tips and Advice|

If there’s one thing we learnt in 2019, it’s that attacks are not only rising in numbers, but also in complexity and persistence. Thanks to increasingly sophisticated technology, cybersecurity is quickly becoming a fast-evolving game of wits — one where defenders will need to dramatically step up their security game if they are to outmanoeuvre [...]

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Data Breaches: How Pro Drive Can Help Your Accountancy Practice

2020-07-03T10:16:06+01:00October 4th, 2019|Accountants, Business Continuity, Cyber Security, Financial Services, Productivity, Tips and Advice|

By now, we are all well aware that data breaches pose a serious risk to accountancy practices (so much so that a breach could put your firm out of business). We have also explored some practical actions you can take to reduce the risks — some of which you may already be doing. But what if you don't [...]

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Why being Cyber Essentials Certified is ESSENTIAL

2019-08-23T11:27:24+01:00August 22nd, 2019|Cyber Essentials, Cyber Security|

Is your company Cyber Essentials certified? If not, you may be missing out… Cyber Essentials is a UK Government standard based around configuring your IT systems in line with best practices and helping you to guard against the most common cyber threats. In fact, it is estimated that when implemented correctly, it should block about 80% [...]

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