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 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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Hide and Seek: Don’t Play Games with Your Data Storage

2020-03-02T12:18:30+01:00January 31st, 2020|Productivity, Security and Threats, Tips and Advice|

Are you currently storing all your data on a physical server that sits in the basement of the building? What happens if someone accidentally unplugs it? If building works are being done on the office and the server needs to be moved? Or worse: what if there’s a fire? A flood? What if the [...]

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Data Breaches: Risky Business for Accountants

2020-05-04T09:36:51+01:00August 20th, 2019|Accountants, Cyber Security, Security and Threats|

By now, we’re all well aware of the dangers of data breaches, right? Yet, time and time again, we see businesses fail to put appropriate measures in place to protect their data. Why is this a problem? I think the main problem is people often think it won’t ever happen to them. But this is [...]

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Brexit: A Nightmare Deal for the IT Sector?

2019-04-15T10:53:56+01:00March 28th, 2019|Security and Threats, Technology News|

When the government invoked Article 50, the UK had a clear deadline for leaving the European Union: 29th March 2019. Following Theresa May’s request for an extension, that deadline has now moved to 12th April – but we are still no clearer on what the outcome will be. A second referendum seems increasingly unlikely. But then again, so does a suitable deal being reached [...]

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Smart Home, Smart Office

2019-04-23T10:07:29+01:00March 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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Cleaning Up – Keeping Your Data Safe from Prying Eyes

2019-02-18T15:42:17+01:00February 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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