Top Secret: Secure Communications for Accountants

2019-05-07T16:36:13+00:00 May 7th, 2019|Cyber Security, Financial Services, Tips and Advice|

If you’re an accountant, your main job is to help clients get their finances straight. But there’s a lot more to it than that. Accountants deal with extremely sensitive personal data, as well as confidential statements, tax records and other financial information on a daily basis. All of which are a goldmine for cyber criminals. [...]

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Cut It Out: Using Microsoft Snip & Sketch

2019-05-02T15:18:43+00:00 April 15th, 2019|Tips and Advice|

There’s a new screenshot tool in town and we’ve been making full use of it on our desktops here at Pro Drive IT. Windows 10 has long allowed you to take and save screenshots using the Snipping Tool but thanks to a recent Windows update, users now have access to a complete set of screen-capture [...]

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The Death of the Password

2019-04-15T10:24:39+00:00 April 15th, 2019|Technology News, Tips and Advice|

It’s hard to believe that a solution first created in the 1960s is still the primary method used to protect our identities, information and vital business assets. Despite enthusiasm for technology designed to replace them, passwords have proved remarkably resilient; however, the de facto username-password combinations are also incredibly vulnerable to exploitation. While 10 years [...]

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Struggling to Make Year-End Meet?

2019-04-15T10:22:47+00:00 April 15th, 2019|Cyber Security, Financial Services, Productivity, Tips and Advice|

April: one of the busiest times of year for accountants. 5th April 2019 marked the official end of the tax year in the UK, but many people and companies will still be scrambling to complete their tax returns. So, accountants have their work cut out. For smaller accounting firms or businesses with an in-house accountancy [...]

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Cleaning Up – Keeping Your Data Safe from Prying Eyes

2019-02-18T15:42:17+00:00 February 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+00:00 February 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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Don’t be A hacker’s dream come true – follow our essential tips!

2019-04-23T10:03:10+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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Don’t Wait to Update: Run out-dated software at your peril

2019-01-23T09:12:58+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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