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What you should do if your business is hacked!

It is something all businesses dread. You have been hit by a cyber-attack. Despite our best efforts, cyber attacks are on the increase and it is now more of a question of when, not if your business is attacked. Cyber attacks can happen for a number of reasons but research has shown that in 2018, 48% of data security breaches are caused by acts of malicious intent with human error or system failure accounting for the rest.

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Windows 7 reaches end of life next year... what are your options? (part 2 of 2)

In my previous blog (part 1) I spoke about how Microsoft will be ending the support of Windows 7, therefore, the migration to Windows 10 will be essential come January 2020. I also discussed Microsoft 365 and how it is one of two options that could help lead this jump to Windows 7.

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VPNs - all you need to know

Data privacy is a challenge and being able to keep your data in your own hands rather than the wrong ones is an ever-growing problem.

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Are these the worst passwords of 2018?

The holiday season is over. The nights are longer and the weather colder but as we begin our journey through the new year, why not stop for a moment and take a glimpse back at 2018. What lessons could we learn? According to one software company, many of us should take a serious look at our choice of passwords. We have featured lists of the 'worst passwords' before, but even with the reality of the increase in cyber attacks it seems people still cannot get to grips with passwords.

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5 common cyber-security mistakes you could be making...

You may have never experienced a cyber-attack, but the chances of you experiencing one are increasing as the amount of malware being produced is rising. A report from Panda Security revealed that 230,000 new malware samples are produced every day and that this is predicted to keep growing.

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Shining a spotlight on data breaches

Pick up a newspaper these days and you rarely have to look far to find a story of a cyber-attack. Indeed, reports suggest that cybercrime is on a sharp increase, with attacks growing in complexity and effectiveness. Recent attacks highlight that threats can impact on businesses of all sizes. With that in mind, an important question arises:

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Personal data is being 'weaponised against us with military efficiency' warns Apple CEO.

It is very rarely surprising to note that major tech companies are, at times, a bit fast and loose with customer data. It is part of the business model of technology companies to make use of our personal and usage data in order to target us with more effective advertising based on our interests, after all.

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Is a firewall enough to protect your network security?

We live in a hyper-sensitive era when it comes to cyber-security. News of hacks and vulnerabilities are all over the news at the moment. We value cyber-security and it is our mission to make cyber-security a less daunting prospect for our users. To do so, we have made some helpful guides. Today we will cover firewalls. A firewall is relatively well known, but few really understand what it does. 

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5 ways to improve your cyber security

2017 was a bad year for cyber security. With WannaCry causing troubles in the NHS, Equifax losing customer data and NotPetya affecting companies such as Maersk and FedEx. With the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May 2018, cyber-security is again at the forefront of our consciousness. This time because the consequences of data breaches have increased exponentially.

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UK CEOs Believe Cyber-Attacks Are Inevitable

The new survey by KPMG discovered that 40% of UK business leaders believed that they would become the target of cyber-criminals.

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