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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Why a return to the office needs careful consideration

“What’s next?” In the American TV series the West Wing, President Jed Bartlet often signalled the resolution of an insurmountable or intractable problem with the phrase “What’s next?” The situation wasn’t necessarily resolved, but, a solution was in play and other problems could now be focused on.

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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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Disaster Recovery vs Backup: What is the difference?

Picture the scene: a staff member receives an email that appears to be legitimate. They click on an attachment in the email and within minutes their computer is encrypted. Because their computer is connected to your office network, before long all of your computers are encrypted. You have been the victim of a ransomware attack, something that happens on a daily basis for businesses up and down the country. To ensure this scenario does not play out in your business, you need a robust security solution. Disaster recovery and backups are two key components for this. However, both terms are often misused or misunderstood in the business world. Many either mistake backup for disaster recovery, or believe that they can have one without the other and remain protected should the unexpected occur.

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A round up of our top blogs from 2020.

Can you believe its nearly 2021? What a year it has been! I’m sure we can all agree it has been one like no other. Throughout this time, we still been able to cover a host of topics in the entrust IT Group blog – from cyber security insights to tips for working remotely amid the pandemic and much more.

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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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Multi Factor Authentication: What it is, why you need it & how to use it.

These days, passwords are no longer being viewed as the most secure way to protect an account. Cyber criminals are advancing at an exponential rate as are the ways in which they can find out your credentials. By only using a password as an authentication method, the security of an account is based solely on the strength of a password, which, as years of research has proven, is not generally very strong – two-thirds of people use the same password everywhere, and many of the passwords they use are easily guessed.

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Remote Desktop Service vs VPN: What is best for your business?

Since the start of the Coronavirus pandemic, we have seen a huge move towards the use of remote access technologies such as Remote Desktop Services and VPNs. The move came as many organisations were being urged to have their employees work from home in order to prevent the spread of Coronavirus – according to research, RDS use is up by 41% and enterprise VPN use is up by 33%.

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