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Cyber Security Alert: Mass Phishing Campaign

The National Cyber Security Centre has posted an alert regarding a huge phishing campaign, believed to have been active since July 2018, but has peaked in activity this October.

Stay alert and informed against the latest attack by reading the report from NCSC:

https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/news/mass-credential-harvesting-phishing-campaign-active-uk

To find out more about our Cyber Security services, click here.

For any Cyber Security emergencies contact us today.

Thrilled: we have been shortlisted for an Excellence in Customer Service Award

As our customers will know, customer service is at the core of everything we do at m3. It’s what motivates us every day. Nothing gives us more satisfaction than happy customers. We aren’t just content with being merely good enough – we are committed to be the best. Our 99% Customer Satisfaction (CSAT) score with 4500+ reviews proves that we are way above industry standards.

Therefore we are delighted to share that we have been shortlisted for the Perthshire Chamber of Commerce Eva Lucia Excellence in Customer Service Award!

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Email Filtering: A Key Part of Cyber Defence

It is well acknowledged that emails remain the most important vehicle for business communication. With the number of emails being sent per day expected to reach 246 billion by the end of 2019, this heavily utilised tool can be a dangerous trap for unsuspecting users; as much as it can be a business life-line. Most of us already spend enough time using our emails, and with more important things to attend to than figuring out what’s a genuine email and what’s not, keeping on top of it all can be difficult. A great way to make the most of email, and to utilise it as safely as possible, is through mail filtering.

Over 90% of cyber attacks begin with an email

So what is email filtering exactly, and what makes it such a great tool?

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Online shopping safety measures you need to have in place

We’ve all been there – the temptation to simply buy things online is a difficult one to fight. For most, it’s a no-brainer; you do not need to move a muscle and you still have the world at your fingertips. Despite how enticing that new watch you always wanted being right on your screen is, like any online activity, online shopping can expose customers to cyber criminals. After all, it’s a perfect set-up, with your bank details readily available. So what can you do to protect yourself from these threats? Read on to find out.

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What could your business do with £1000?

For most businesses in this difficult financial climate, £1000 is an amount of money which could be of great use. For some companies, cyber security goes un-prioritised because business owners may think they simply don’t have the budget for it (even if it means risking money and sensitive data in the long run). This is why the Scottish Government have opened up a funding programme for cyber security; specifically towards Cyber Essentials certification.

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Managed antivirus – Why your business needs this

As the cyber security world grows, the world of antivirus (AV) products is vastly expanding with it. This can be seen in the annual revenues spent on security software as of 2019, which in the US alone totals a massive $23 Billion. With a large amount of businesses still relying solely on subscription antivirus software to combat any cyber threats, lets look at the differences between managed antivirus and subscription antivirus.

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Why your business needs consistent email signatures

With studies estimating that the average employee within a business sends 35 emails a day, for those who are looking for the next great business idea, it may be closer to home than you realised. Email has been, and continues to be the number one medium for business communication. Which is why email signatures are a great tool which has been used by progressive businesses for years. Despite this, many small businesses are yet to utilise this highly effective technique.

So why should your business make the upgrade to using managed email signatures? We list the top reasons we believe you should use email signatures below.

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We are a Saint! How we help our community through IT

At m3 Networks we believe that giving back to the local community is a responsibility which should be fulfilled by all capable businesses. m3 Networks are delighted to support Saints in the Community for the second year in a row. This charitable organisation offers a range of activities for both adults and children, as well as informative events and campaigns.

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10 Years of Success: a sit down with m3

From redundant to robust, we are thrilled that we will be celebrating our 10th birthday this Sunday, 18th of August 2019! It has been 10 years of hard work, and although there have been a few bumps on the road, we believe it has made us stronger than ever.

In 2009, m3 Networks started out as three colleagues made redundant due to a business closure. Mark Lamb, Mary Brodie, and Mark Riddell decided to set out on their own journey. m3 was formed the day after leaving their previous employer; they believed they could build something great, and here we are!

After 10 years in business, 5 office moves, hundreds of clients later, and now a team of 11, our founders sat down and discussed what 10 years of success means to them.

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Why SMEs Fear and Ignore Cyber Attacks

Yes, we all fear cyber-attacks, but the reality of the threat doesn’t come into the picture until your network is down and so is your business! According to research by Close Brothers Business Barometer, businesses in the UK are more worried about cyber-attacks now than they were a year ago. Cybercrimes are becoming more devastating for SMEs than natural disasters.

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