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

What form of MFA Is The Best?

2FA / MFA Issues

With a lot of business processes now largely cloud-based, compromised passwords are the quickest and easiest way for bad guys to exploit computer systems. So how can you protect your online and offline accounts and data? The best way is with multi-factor authentication (MFA). See our blog article on Why Multi-Factor Authentication is Important.  Continue reading

7 Signs That Your Computer Is Infected With Malware

Infected Systems

Malware (short for malicious software) is an umbrella term that encompasses many different types of malicious code including:

  • Viruses
  • Spyware
  • Ransomware
  • Adware
  • Key loggers
  • Trojans
  • And more

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Think Before Sharing Your Documents

Sharing Files

Cloud sharing makes it very easy simple to share files (documents, presentations, spreadsheets etc). In SharePoint, OneDrive, Dropbox, Google Drive you can simply click on a document and click “share”. A link is created, which you can then copy into an email. That done, you can move on to your next “to do” without thinking about it any longer. Continue reading

6 Ways to Stop Social Phishing Attacks

6 Ways to Stop Social Media Phishing Attacks

Phishing is the number one method of attack for everything from ransomware to credential theft. Email phishing is the main method for delivery but other delivery means are on the rise. Continue reading

8 Steps To Protect Company Data When People Leave

Protect Company Data When Staff Leave - eBookPrioritize data security when employees leave 

Businesses need to expect that one in five of their employees to leave in an average year. You can be doing all you can to retain your people, but what are you doing to protect company data when some do leave? Our eBook, 8 Steps Protect Your Company Data when People Leave explores: 

  • Risks to sensitive information when people leave your business.
  • Best practices to protect your business data 
  • Ways an IT service provider can help secure your business data.

Our latest eBook shares strategies to help fight employee turnover in the first place and also .

Click here to download our eBook on “8 Steps To Protect Company Data When People Leave”.

Phishing Attack Trends to Be Aware of in 2022

Phishing Attack Trends

Phishing remains one of the biggest dangers to every business’s security as it is the main delivery method for all types of cyberattacks. Cisco’s 2021 Cybersecurity threat trends report shows that at least one person clicked a phishing link in around 86% of organizations and suggests that phishing accounts for around 90% of data breaches. Continue reading

The Power of a Password Manager

Password Managers

All of us like to think that we are unique and that thinking extends to our passwords too, right? We are special and distinct, and no one could guess our specific combination of letters, numbers and symbols. Well, did you know that it is very easy for computers to very quickly determine passwords. So, using a password manager is a great move, as you can securely store your passwords in an easily retrievable way. But is your master password for your password manager secure, original and long enough? Continue reading

Understanding the Cost of IT Downtime

Costs of IT downtime

Business downtime can be costly and there is plenty of research that show just how much it can set a business back. Some small businesses can not even bounce back  due to the costs involved with an extended downtime. My latest blog article outlines the many expenses a business can encounter as a result of downtime. 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