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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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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entrustIT Ltd retain both ISO certifications in 2020!

The team at entrustIT Ltd are thrilled to reveal that despite the disruption due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we have retained both our ISO certifications in 2020!

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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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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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Why your staff are your biggest cyber security threat...

Thomas Reid, a trained Scottish philosopher once said in his Essays on the Intellectual Powers of Man, 1786, “A chain is no stronger than its weakest link”. The same is true for cyber security in business, where you are only as strong as your least informed employee. Cyber-criminals will prey on the most vulnerable, and that is your employees.

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In case you missed it: The latest on cyber security.

In a society driven by technology, cyber security is dominating the headlines more than ever, and the past week was no exception. From high profile data breaches to cities being held by ransomware, there is always a story in the cyber security world.  

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