What Is Smishing?

What Is Smishing

You probably now receive a lot more text messages today from companies that you did a few years ago. This is due to businesses trying to bypass full inboxes. Retailers have joined the trend and are urging customers to sign up for shipping alerts via SMS. The medical industry has also joined the trend with doctors and dentists sending out SMS appointment reminders. Continue reading

A Framework to Simplify Your Business IT

A Framework to Simplify Your Business ITWith new cyber risks, more remote workers, and technology evolving rapidly, IT can be a lot for a small business owner to manage. Yet falling behind can:

    • Hurt your competitive advantage;
    • Slow business processes;
    • Hinder innovation;
    • Frustrate customers;
    • Undercut employee engagement efforts;
    • Risk your compliance;
    • Lead to damaging data breach or other downtime;

Yet there is just so much IT! It’s difficult to keep up with it all.

Our ebook offering A framework to simplify SMB IT breaks essential skills into four key areas: Tech stack, Security and compliance, IT Management, and IT Operations. Learn what’s involved with each to improve your IT strategy.

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Ransomware is a Risk for Everyone – Big or Small!

Ransomware - Need To Know

Most people see reports on ransomware hitting government departments,  hospitals and other big name companies. As such they think it won’t happen to them as the bad guys are just targeting the larger companies and organisations, but ransomware can just as easily infect your own computer. Continue reading

11 Ways to Keep Hackers At Bay

Cyber Security

No matter if you are a big or small organisation you need to take your cybersecurity seriously. Otherwise, you might be leaving the door open for criminals to compromise your business and cause issues. Continue reading

Don’t Get Tricked by Christmas Phishing Attacks

Christmas Phishing

We all expect the Christmas / New Year season to be a time of celebration, peace and goodwill to all, right? But cyber attackers didn’t get the memo. They are more likely to attack businesses with phishing attempts during the holidays. Prevent issues by knowing what to expect. Continue reading

Prepare Your IT for the Holiday Season

Christmas Tech

Don’t be the office Grinch this Christmas, prepare your technology and systems to reduce downtime risk, avoid disrupting your customers’ holiday season and your employees’ holiday fun. Continue reading

Why You Shouldn’t Use SMS as your 2FA

2FA / MFA Issues

Every time you’re online and a site sends a separate code to check your identity, you’re using two-factor authentication. It has become the norm and if you are not doing this for all your online accounts then you should start straight away (check out our article on Why 2FA is Important). As with most things security wise, hackers have figured out how to get around the SMS code, too. This article shows you how they do it and how to stay safe. Continue reading

Everyone Plays a Role To Prevent Cybersecurity Issues

Cyber Security

Hollywood films would have us believe that cyberattacks are elaborately planned and use expensive, sophisticated tools developed by hackers and geeks is sophisticated labs. But in real life, most hacks are nothing like that as the first steps cybercriminals take are to simply fool a human to gain access. Continue reading

Staff Security Training

It is a sad but true fact that your employees are your number one cyber-security threat.

They are often the main gateway through which hackers gain their way into your business. All it takes, is one staff member clicking on one wrong link in an email, for cyber-criminals to get in. Continue reading

5 Tips on How to Protect Your Proprietary Information

Protecting informationProprietary information makes your business special, whether you’re a startup with a unique take on an area or a food manufacturer with a secret sauce. Regardless of industry, businesses gain a competitive advantage from distinct practices or unique data. The last thing you want is someone with ill intent getting their hands on your differentiators. Here are some tips on how to protect your proprietary information. Continue reading