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3 Questions About Your Cyber Security You Probably Can’t Answer

When it comes to Cyber Security, leaving things up to fate or simply not knowing isn’t good enough. Leaving the safety of your business and its data up to chance is leaving it open to attack. When your clients ask how you let your data land in the hands of criminals, ‘I don’t know’ won’t be an acceptable answer.

As the CEO or Managing Director, you are the one who will be held accountable. Assess your readiness to deal with any potential cyber-attacks with the help of these three questions below.

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Get Your Cyber Security In Shape

Local gyms are filling with people working on their New Year’s resolutions – but what about making a resolution to work on your business’s security fitness? Let’s find out…

  • Why you cannot neglect cyber hygiene – and what you need to do as a foundation
  • What policies you should have in place that make a real difference to security (these can easily trip you up)
  • How you can help to prevent a cyber incident by implementing preventative security solutions
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Why Cyber Security Is Everyone’s Problem

The term ‘Cyber Security’ can be daunting for those who don’t specialise in technology. We’re told it’s important, could result in disastrous consequences if neglected, yet many don’t know where to start their security journey.

The real problem though, is that business owners like you, along with staff assume you have security covered because you have an IT department. Unless you have a specialist Cyber Security team, this is an assumption as baseless as assuming any other member of staff have it covered.

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5 Questions You Need To Ask Your IT Department

Choosing the wrong IT company to support your network can be incredibly frustrating and expensive, and could end up costing you in downtime, data loss and expensive repair bills, not to mention the headaches and frustration.

It can be difficult to know the things you should look out for in an IT company, especially when the industry throws a lot of jargon around which may overwhelm someone who doesn’t specialise in the field.

This is why we put together this report, to arm you with the information you need to make an informed decision and avoid getting burned.

Here are 5 questions you need to ask your IT department.

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Best Practices for Remote Working This Winter

It’s that time of year again – the weather is unpredictable as ever, and we can rely on one fact – it’s going to be freezing cold. With erratic weather, there may be days where it is simply not safe enough for your employees to travel to the office. At such a busy time of year, this could have a big impact to your business; loss of productivity, getting quotes out to clients, or processing payroll. This is why business owners need to have policies in place in the event of staff working remotely. Among the many factors to consider, below we list the best Cyber Security practices you need to protect your company.

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9 Things Your Boss Expects You To Know About Cyber Security

Keeping up with the latest Cyber Security breaches can be a daunting task, however there are measures that you just can’t skip following. If the business you work for doesn’t have an IT or Cyber Security service provider, it can be tough. Not only that but you will be held responsible if you slip up and become the reason your employers data is breached. There are certain practices to protect data that your boss just expects you to know.

Your boss expects you to…

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Scam of the Week: Fake Pay Rise Phishing Emails

Found by Cofense, this latest phishing scam seduces those with a soft-spot for cash. Under the disguise of an increase in wages, this scam looks to fool users into giving up their Microsoft Office 365 credentials.

According to the Cofense Phishing Defence Centre, what makes this phishing attack effective is that it comes from an email which is a mock of the human resources department. It claims that the victim is entitled to a company-wide pay rise to which the intended victim is entitled.

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5 Social Engineering Techniques your staff need to know about

We see it on the news all the time – an elderly couple fell for some phone scam and gave the fraudster bank details, before being robbed of all their savings. This may seem like an issue exclusive to vulnerable groups – and that’s exactly what these fraudsters would want you to think. After all, the more ignorant the public are to this growing issue, the more likely they are to succeed. However, these ‘social engineering’ attacks are becoming more common than ever.

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