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4 Misconceptions About Cyber Threats That Are Costing You

With the constant headlines featuring businesses having their data compromised, it can be difficult to keep up, and even more difficult to know how to handle these ever-evolving threats. As a CEO or a financial director, you know the threat is real and could potentially cost you your business. The first step you can take towards safety is educating yourself and your staff on the common misconceptions that hackers want you to believe.

Here are 4 Misconceptions About Cyber Threats That Are Costing You.

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5 Easy Ways to Avoid Getting an Avalanche of Spam

Spam e-mails are not only annoying and time consuming, but they’re also becoming more dangerous to your personal privacy and the security of your computer. Millions of computers users are getting infected, spoofed, and tricked by phishing and ransomware e-mails every year, forcing the user to pay hefty fees to clean and restore their PCs back to working order.

To reduce the chances of your e-mail address getting on a cyber criminals list, here are 5 simple preventative measures you can take that will go a long way in keeping not-so-delicious spam out of your in-box.

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9 Disaster Planning Essentials For A Small Business Network

If your data is important to your business and you cannot afford to have your operations halted for days – even weeks – due to data loss or corruption, then you need to read this report and act on the information shared. A disaster can happen at any time on any day and is likely to occur at the most inconvenient time. If you aren’t already prepared, you run the risk of having the disaster coming before you have in place a plan to handle it. This will outline 10 things you should have in place to make sure your business could be back up and running again in the event of a disaster.

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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 and could result in disastrous consequences. Yet many don’t know where to start their cyber security journey.

The real problem is that business owners like you, assume you have cyber security covered because you have in-house IT or are outsourcing to an IT company. Unless you or they have a specialist cyber security team, you are just hoping they have this 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. Here are our 9 Things Your Boss Expects You To Know About Cyber Security…

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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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