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Where does junk email originate from?

Where does junk email originate from?

Spam, also known as junk email, is unsolicited messages sent in bulk via email.  Email is considered by some marketeers to be a very cost-effective way of commercial advertising.

Email addresses are sourced to form large distribution lists, these lists are then used to mass broadcast a message.

ISO 27001 Awarded to Solutions4IT Ltd

ISO 27001 Awarded to Solutions4IT Ltd

Solutions4IT Limited are pleased to announce the award of ISO 27001, a very big well done to the Directors and all Staff who have worked hard to achieve the standards required. The award demonstrates a high level of competence in the area of information security.

The Mail Laundry

The Mail Laundry

Spam / junk mail is a nuisance, it builds up to vast amounts of unwanted emails, which saturate your inbox, and demand your constant attention. Worse still junk mail contains viruses and malicious code that create havoc when active on your devices and can spread at speed throughout your workplace.

Understanding the Cyber Security Threat

Understanding the Cyber Security Threat

Solution4IT Cyber-Security Blog Series

Feb – May 2019

A series of 14 weekly blogs detailing good practice when protecting against IT security threats.

Week1 – Intro....

More than ½ the worlds population now use the Internet, and it is predicted that the number of connected devices will reach a staggering 125 billion within the next 10 years.

The 2019 Solutions4IT Challenge

The 2019 Solutions4IT Challenge

OMG, Phil, you sure we can do this?

In just a few short months team Solutions 4 IT will be taking on the task of climbing ‘Snowdon’ motivated by the opportunity of raising money for a cause close to all our hearts.

New Year and a new challenge started with a ‘gentle’ training regime suited to all but a few!! you know who you are !! still time to catch up !! The feeling is that Phil – who has organised the challenge, will now start putting us through our paces and making sure the whole team are on top form come the day of this epic occasion.

Here’s to the next 20…

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!

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

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

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.
More security news

Hackers can exploit this bug in surveillance cameras to tamper with footage
GCHQ: We don't tell tech companies about every software flaw
Dunkin' Donuts accounts may have been hacked in credential stuffing attack
Dell announces security breach

Both lawsuits are seeking class-action status.

What is IASME Gold and how it can help your business?

What is IASME Gold and how it can help your business?

With businesses facing so many cybersecurity issues, it is only natural to find a way to contain data breaches and align your organisation to a standard that could help keep cybersecurity risks under control.

There is no bulletproof method, but aligning businesses with the IASME Governance Standards is a right step forward.