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Why You Should be Using 2 Factor Authentication Right Now!

Why You Should be Using 2 Factor Authentication Right Now!

According to the Verizon 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report, 62% of breaches not involving an Error, Misuse, or Physical action (in other words, wounds that weren’t self-inflicted) involved the use of stolen credentials, brute force, or phishing.

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15 Quick Tips for Staying Safe Online

15 Quick Tips for Staying Safe Online

Staying safe online isn’t just a message we need to share with our kids. We all need to stay abreast of the latest scams and dangers so we can stay safe.

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On the Blacklist

On the Blacklist

The National Cyber Security Centre says maintaining a password blacklist is an essential part of good password security. We take a look at what should be on your blacklist and how to go about enforcing it.

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Going to The Darkside?

Going to The Darkside?

 

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Secure Yourself this Summer! How to Holiday with Peace of Mind

Secure Yourself this Summer! How to Holiday with Peace of Mind

Summer is here! And if you’re about to jet off on holiday, IT security is probably the last thing on your mind. Thoughts of malware, spear-phishing and anti-virus are perhaps not as high on your agenda as sun, sea and sangria.

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The Ever-Growing Attack Surface of IoT: Your Questions Answered

The Ever-Growing Attack Surface of IoT: Your Questions Answered

The impact of the Internet of Things is already making itself felt in our homes and in our everyday lives. This means an ever-growing threat for businesses as they try to keep pace with the new threats these devices present.

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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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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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Office 365 Popularity Grows…as does its potential vulnerability

Office 365 Popularity Grows…as does its potential vulnerability

Since its introduction, Microsoft’s Office suite products have clearly been the tools of choice for most of the world’s businesses - most of us using at least one of the applications on a daily basis.

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Are You Doing Enough on Mobile Device Security?

Are You Doing Enough on Mobile Device Security?

We all want to do our best to keep our corporate data and systems safe. Each year, organisations invest millions in firewalls, anti-virus software, training and patching programmes. But how much of this is directed at mobile devices?

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