Security Considerations for 2022

As we enter 2022 a lot of businesses will be starting the year with a much greater online presence with many companies having made big investments in technology throughout 2020 and 2021. Whilst we may be inching closer towards the end of the pandemic, the changes it brought are here to stay, with remote work becoming common place the need for an online workplace and cloud storage has become a necessity, with many companies heavily investing into their IT infrastructure

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New Year, New Support

It has been almost two years since the first lockdown in early 2020, at the start of the pandemic remote work became mandatory to allow companies to continue running through lockdowns whilst keeping distance between colleagues, now that businesses have had time to adapt to this change it seems remote work is becoming common place with almost 84% of UK businesses planning on having a hybrid/remote workforce, according to a study done by tech firm Owl Labs.    

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Email Security 101: The Most Common Risks Explained

£11,000. That is the average amount that small business across the UK lose to cyber-attacks every single year.

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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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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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