The Dark Web: What is it and why should you care?

As a serious business owner, just hearing the term ‘dark web’ is enough for you to conjure up an array of concerning images where people engage in all sorts of illegal activities.

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Ransomware: Everything you need to know.

Ransomware. It’s a word you’ve probably heard a lot of in recent years. Perhaps you remember hearing about it during your office cyber security training, or you’ve seen it on the news. Maybe a pop up has appeared on your computer screen warning of a ransomware infection. But have you ever wondered why there's such a fuss?

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2021 Cyber Threats: What can you expect?

It’s a scenario that business owners dread. They hear from a member of their team that they clicked an attachment in an email, and now their computer is displaying a message telling them that their files are encrypted. Your company has been hit by ransomware, and you need to work extremely fast to stop a crippling outage.

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10 Unnerving Facts About Cybercrime During The Covid-19 Pandemic

2020 has had no shortage of difficult headlines. The pandemic has touched our lives in unprecedented ways. It has put health at risk, business at risk, social lives on hold. The pandemic has also emboldened cyber criminals. Many are using the Covid-19 crisis to profit from malware and social engineering attacks.

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How to formulate a disaster recovery plan

What do you think of when you hear the word ‘disaster’? Perhaps it is an earthquake, or a wildfire, or maybe a global pandemic. Have you considered the word disaster in the context of your business? Every year, thousands of businesses face disasters in the form of cyber-attacks or hardware failure. These disasters can disrupt day-to-day business or, in some cases, can put a company out of business entirely.

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The best password managers in 2020

These days, we have online accounts for everything. From banking, to CRM, to email, to online shopping. That means multiple passwords that we must remember. The trouble is, remembering lots of passwords is difficult. So, in order cope, many of us end up using easy-to-remember passwords or re-using the same favourite one across accounts, despite being told over and over of the dangers.

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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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