5 cyber security trends to look out for in 2020

2019 was an interesting (and eventful!) year for cyber security. Breaches were hitting the headlines almost every week. According to research, the number of data breaches increased by 54% in the first half of 2019, with nearly 4,000 publicly disclosed breaches during that time.

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Will your backup be there when you need it?

We have talked a lot in this blog about Windows Virtual Desktop and how it is proving revolutionary for companies looking to bridge the gap between legacy applications they cannot live without and the modern IT environments that most of us are embracing now, such as Office 365.

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How you can stop cyber criminals impersonating you.

Email is the primary tool used in business, from internal communication to customers, making it an effective place for cyber criminals to target their victims. According to Avanan’s phishing statistics, 1 in every 99 emails is a phishing attack. This amounts to 4.8 emails per employee in a five-day work week!

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Why data backup is paramount for your business!

With the rate of cyber-crime showing no sign of slowing down, we should all know how essential it is to have backup for your data. Nonetheless, many businesses still have inadequate, or even non-existent backup practises according to new figures. In a study of 514 UK business leaders, 17% do not backup their business data at all. Almost 50% of these respondents said their backups were kept on a separate system within the same office, indicating a concerning lack of disaster recovery plans.

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The worst passwords of 2019...have we learned nothing?

Those that follow this blog will remember that we wrote about the worst passwords of 2018 at the beginning of the year. This blog proved to be popular, with many surprised at the sheer prevalence of weak passwords.

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A round up of our top blogs from 2019

It’s that time of year again… 2019 is nearly over and the new year will soon be upon us, bringing its own set of opportunities and challenges. Throughout the year we have covered many topics in the entrustIT blog from cyber security to employee engagement tips to the latest tech trends and much more.

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Remote Monitoring: The Managed Service you NEED.

If your business is like the majority, your IT infrastructure will play a significant role in your daily operations. However, managing it is a full time 24/7 job, and as most businesses don’t operate in this way, they can struggle to keep on-top of monitoring it for issues and threats.

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6 facts about passwords that will make you THINK.

We say it a lot and we mean it; cyber security is vital in the online world. Passwords are a huge part of that. However, while many know we should use unique usernames and complex password combinations, we don’t. Even the reports of cyber attacks and breaches over the years haven’t made a huge difference, with bad password habits being far more common than you might think.

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How you can keep your data safe in a world full of threats.

In today’s modern world, data is king. In 2017, data toppled oil as the new most valuable commodity. As with any valuable resource, there are always individuals that wish to steal or harm it. The story is no different with data. Computer viruses are by no means new, but in recent years the sophistication and frequency of cyber-attacks has grown exponentially. Well publicised attacks such as WannaCry in 2017, which shut off NHS trust hospitals across the country, serve as reminders of this reality. Interested in learning more about how Managed Services can free up resource and reduce the risk of cyber attacks in your business? Learn more about the problems they solve here >>

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Fraud Alert – Schools targeted with Ransomware

Originally posted on 23 January 2017

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