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.Continue reading
In a time where all businesses are exposed to the threat of a cyber-attack, your business urgently needs to have someone cover its Cyber Security. Finding the right person can be daunting – especially with your company and its data on the line.
So, what is the best step your business can take to hire the expertise you need?Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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…Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
If no one is keeping a constant eye on your network, a cyber attack may be right around the corner.
99% of the business owners wait far too long to check their business cyber health and security. Because they don’t have any cyber security services in place, a nasty virus, malicious hacker, an unexpected software corruption, hardware failure, or dozens of other problems could catch them off guard and result in extensive downtime, data loss, and expensive disaster recovery fees (and potential fines).Continue reading
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:
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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
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?Continue reading