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Want to Get Back to Doing Your Day-Job?

Want to Get Back to Doing Your Day-Job?

“IT Support is not in my job description”

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What Can We Learn from the Eurofins Ransomware Case?

What Can We Learn from the Eurofins Ransomware Case?

The largest private forensics provider in the UK has paid a ransom to hackers after its IT systems were compromised by a cyber-attack. Is this the new normal? And what can businesses learn from the Eurofins experience?

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Doubling up: why two-factor authentication is your next step in digital security

Doubling up: why two-factor authentication is your next step in digital security

We’ve written about the need for additional layers of security for passwords, especially given the increased targeting of Microsoft’s Office 365 as more and more businesses and individuals migrate to the cloud, especially for email.

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Outlook – Cloudy

Outlook – Cloudy

We recently published an article relating to email and the evolution of cybercrime and another referring to the rising popularity of Microsoft’s Office 365 suite and the growing security risks associated with it.

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Are Your Websites and Applications Secure?

Are Your Websites and Applications Secure?

What are you doing to secure your business website and other web applications used in your business? If you run local browser (web) applications, they are probably secured with a variety of techniques, including firewalls, regular patching and network monitoring. But what happens when you are...

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Can Outsourced IT and Internal IT Work Together?

Can Outsourced IT and Internal IT Work Together?

Outsourced IT and Internal IT provision is often posited as an either/or choice. On the contrary, says Grant McGregor, the relationship can be a highly successful collaboration.

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Why shrewd companies are getting tested and certified for Cyber Essentials

Why shrewd companies are getting tested and certified for Cyber Essentials

It’s tempting to see the UK Government’s new Cyber Essentials scheme as not worthy of investigation if you’re an established organisation with good IT systems in place. But our experience as an IASME Certification Body has taught us that this isn’t always the case.

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The FBI Warns of a New Cyber Security Threat

The FBI Warns of a New Cyber Security Threat

Most cyber security news recently has focused on the revelation of Russian military intelligence service attacks, but there has been a recent announcement about cyber security practice to which organisations of all sizes including small businesses should be paying much greater attention.

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Computer Hardware Basics: What To Buy and Why it’s Important

Computer Hardware Basics: What To Buy and Why it’s Important

We often get asked by our customers what sort of PC or laptop hardware to buy. Or what specification is right. Whether you're very tech-savvy and know your PC components inside out, or you haven't the foggiest what type of processor or hard-drive is best, it can be hard to decipher the technical...

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How Do You Stop a Phishing Attack?

How Do You Stop a Phishing Attack?

People are often the weakest link of any security infrastructure. Which means the best line of defence when it comes to preventing phishing attacks or other people-focused exploits is to ensure staff are aware of the risks.

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