Cyber Aware Top Tip #3 – Strong Passwords

Weak passwords are easy for hackers to crack. Security experts say that you should use strong & unique passwords for each of your accounts online. Most people tend to choose a complex password and use it across all of their platforms, however this can leave all of your important information across several accounts vulnerable if a hacker gets hold of said password.

Cyber Aware Top Tip #1 – Email Phishing

The world of technology is forever growing and the rules are always changing. But there are some simple issues which you should make yourself aware of and put into practice. We have created a series of blog posts and posters to help you identify what can cause a cyber problem, and what you can do to prevent this going forward.

Microsoft’s New Azure Security Lab

At the beginning of the week, Microsoft announced a new Azure Security Lab for cybersecurity professionals to take advantage of. So, what’s it all about?

Most importantly, it’s worth knowing that the environment is completely isolated from the main Azure framework.

Don’t Be Left Vulnerable – Windows 7 End of Life

Did you know that come 14th January 2020, Microsoft will be beginning the Windows 7 end of life phase?

The decade old operating system will cease all support come January, meaning Microsoft will no longer be applying security updates to Windows 7 on laptops or desktops, and there is unlikely to be a support team to help should you have encounter problems in the future.

Here’s to the next 20…

 

A roundup of 2018…

 

Christmas is nearly upon us and the year is ending, with that we thought we would give you an insight into our 2018.

 

First up, through lots of hard work and expert knowledge from the team:

We were made WatchGuard Gold and Microsoft Silver Small to mid-cloud and Microsoft Silver Data center partners

We had the fantastic achievement of becoming IASME Gold certified and Cyber Essentials plus accredited, and on top of that our engineer Tony passing CE, CE+ and IASME Gold certifications to become a qualified assessor and Tony and Phil achieving IASME auditing status so that we can offer these services to you.

Be careful Phishing is everywhere!

A widespread and sneaky phishing campaign is doing the rounds that pretends to be a purchase confirmation from the Apple App store. These emails contain a PDF attachment that pretends to be a receipt for an app that was purchased by your account and tells you to click a link if the transaction was unauthorized.

Top- Tips for keeping Cyber safe this Christmas

With Christmas just around the corner and more and more people doing their shopping online, we thought we would share a few tips and what to look out for, to make sure your online shopping experience is safe and stress free!

Before you click 'BUY' and enter your details make sure you look out for these:

• At the beginning of a vendor’s URL make sure there is an addition of an 'S' at the end of http:// (https://) This is a good indicator that your session is secure and that the site is using encryption to protect your personal data.

Another BIG data Breach

Oh dear, this is hours after announcing a data breach on Friday, two Oregon men sued international hotel chain Marriott for exposing their data. Their lawsuit was followed hours later by another one filed in the state of Maryland.
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Dell announces security breach

Both lawsuits are seeking class-action status.