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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.

4 reasons to install an antivirus on your phone

4 reasons to install an antivirus on your phone

A study released in August states that adults spend one day a week on their phones, that means that 24 hours every week are spent over our phones whether we are checking our emails or browse our social media channels, a lot of our time is invested in our phones, and we have so much information stored on our devices.

Spooky offices and homes in a digital world

Spooky offices and homes in a digital world

Now that Halloween is here, we were thinking how would a haunted office or house look like in this digital era that we live in. With all that is IoT, having a haunted house and poltergeist events is even easier than you think.

The number of connected devices that are in use worldwide exceeds 17 billion and with 7 billion IoT devices, it's easy to get scared when you think of your automated home and how easily it can be possessed.

Prepare your phone lines for the bad weather

Prepare your phone lines for the bad weather

With November fast approaching and forecasts of temperatures below 0 for the end of this week, we really have to think of our communication lines, mostly your company's telephony.

We already know that British weather can be unpredictable and it can present some challenges to businesses, but there are ways to prevent a broken phone line.