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6 Signs Your Business Has Outgrown its Current IT Provider

We’ve seen all too often growing businesses are held back by their IT provider. At the time they may have been the perfect fit, dealing with your issues as they arise and providing you with the services you required relative to the size and goals of your company. Nevertheless, as your business grows, and for many that can happen a lot quicker than they might think, simply reacting to issues as they come up paired with no long-term planning just isn’t enough. These successful businesses may find that their IT provider can’t keep up with their needs and as a result negative effects, both financial and operational, start to become all too common.

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Why it's Time to Upgrade Your Legacy CCTV

In the UK a burglary takes place every 106 seconds, despite this, metropolitan data has shown that a worryingly high 95% of burglaries go unsolved, meaning the majority of these criminals will get away with their actions.

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6 Cyber Security Threats to Expect in 2022

The pandemic brought a seemingly endless wave of challenges to almost all businesses. Most of these challenges were unique to each industry, but there was one unavoidable hurdle that all businesses no matter the industry had to overcome, Cyber Security. As lockdowns became stricter and working remotely became the standard businesses were forced to rapidly digitalise almost overnight, unfortunately doing this so suddenly left many businesses open to a number of cyber threats that still persist today.

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Why Bitwarden Could be a Security Game Changer

According to a study by IBM ‘95% of cyber security breaches are caused by human error’, this can be anything from clicking a phishing email to having a weak password. If any of these attacks are successful, your business could be met with significant consequences. These consequences include but are not limited to, business operations coming to a halt, reputational damage, and even financial loss; and with the average cost of a data breach being the highest its been in 17 years at £3.36 million, according to a study by ITPro, password hygiene should be a top priority in 2022. With this in mind, it’s clearly more important than ever to have a secure and streamlined way to manage your account data, and we believe we've found the tool to help you do so.

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Worst Passwords 2021

The Worst Passwords of 2021... How Can You Stay Secure?

Another year, another annual password review. Those that follow our blog know, this is something we enjoy (and cringe) at doing each year. Every year we speak in detail about how unreliable passwords truly are, throughout we highlight the worst passwords, whilst reinforcing the fact that passwords remain an increasingly significant point of weakness for personal and business security. With a significant increase in remote workers and the topic of cyber security becoming more prevalent, has 2021 been the year everyone turned their poor password habit’s around? Unfortunately not, Nord VPN has put together the 200 most used passwords and it seems password hygiene is only getting worse.

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6 Ways to Avoid Getting Caught Out by Phishing

Cyber-criminals use email and text messages to trick you into giving them your personal information. These cyber-criminals are looking to steal your passwords, account numbers and other important data. Obtaining this information means criminals could gain access to banks, emails, or other accounts in turn causing a data breach, and with a study by IBM finding the average recovery cost of a data breach to be approximately £3.1 million, allowing this to happen would be catastrophic.

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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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Support Woman

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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