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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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The end of Privacy Shield: What does it mean?

On July 16th, The European Court of Justice (ECJ) officially declared that the EU-US Privacy Shield, a key data sharing mechanism, is invalid as they believe it fails to protect people’s rights to privacy and data protection. The historic decision will have substantial consequences and be a major headache for thousands of organisations that already exchange data with the US.

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5 ways to secure remote working

2020 has been a turbulent year. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused major disruption to the global economy and has changed the way we all live our lives. However, as cases fall throughout the UK, we are seeing a gradual return to the workplace for many. Indeed, Government advice on home working changes from August 1st, and employees will now be actively encouraged to return to their place of work. That being said, the example of Leicester and the recent rise in cases in Spain, serves as a reminder that we will be living with this virus for many months to come, and localised lockdowns can come very suddenly.

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How to conduct an IT audit in-house [+Free Template]

The word ‘audit’ is often enough to strike fear into even the most resolute business owners. What issues will an audit raise? Will I have to fix them right away? What if it is bad news?

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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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How does Cloud CCTV Recording work?

In a previous blog, we discussed Cloud CCTV and how it works for businesses. We discussed how Cloud CCTV differs from “traditional” CCTV, how it works for the end user, and how you can take advantage of this service. In this blog, we will go slightly further, describing exactly how the recording function of Cloud CCTV works in a technical sense. This blog will help you to understand where your CCTV recordings go, what effect that has on your internet bandwidth, and what the differences are between our two packages: VideoIT Essentials and VideoIT Advanced.

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What is Cloud CCTV and how does it work?

The Background We are all familiar with Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV). It has been around for some time. The concept is a series of video-recording cameras which record imagery for use in securing buildings. It helps to give owners an overview of footfall and activity, as well as deterring criminal activity and for use as evidence to prosecute should that be required.

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The top 10 benefits of moving to the cloud.

In today’s world, the cloud has become one of the most talked about buzzwords among business environments, and it’s safe to say that won’t be changing anytime soon. In fact, the cloud is becoming the technology standard for most companies. By the end of 2020, 67% of enterprise infrastructure will be cloud-based.

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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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