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A round up of our top blogs from 2019

It’s that time of year again… 2019 is nearly over and the new year will soon be upon us, bringing its own set of opportunities and challenges. Throughout the year we have covered many topics in the entrustIT blog from cyber security to employee engagement tips to the latest tech trends and much more.

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6 facts about passwords that will make you THINK.

We say it a lot and we mean it; cyber security is vital in the online world. Passwords are a huge part of that. However, while many know we should use unique usernames and complex password combinations, we don’t. Even the reports of cyber attacks and breaches over the years haven’t made a huge difference, with bad password habits being far more common than you might think.

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Why your staff are your biggest cyber security threat...

Thomas Reid, a trained Scottish philosopher once said in his Essays on the Intellectual Powers of Man, 1786, “A chain is no stronger than its weakest link”. The same is true for cyber security in business, where you are only as strong as your least informed employee. Cyber-criminals will prey on the most vulnerable, and that is your employees.

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GDPR – Understanding and Securing your School’s Data

Originally posted on 8 May 2017 I wanted to start by further exploring the importance of understanding what personal data you hold in Independent Schools and where that confidential data is stored. Bear in mind personal data can be as simple as a pupil, teacher or parent’s name or email address. This may sound like an odd topic, as I'm sure many of you are thinking you know exactly where all your schools’ data is held. But do you really?

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In case you missed it: The latest on cyber security.

In a society driven by technology, cyber security is dominating the headlines more than ever, and the past week was no exception. From high profile data breaches to cities being held by ransomware, there is always a story in the cyber security world.  

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8 Email Security Tips You NEED to know.

In 2015, the number of emails sent and received per day was over 205 billion. By comparison, WhatsApp handles a meagre 65 billion message per day.

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How to make a password that doesn't SUCK.

Passwords are required for nearly everything in the digital world we live in. For our phones, computers, websites, accounts and much more. 

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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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Dropbox hack highlights security risks

In September Dropbox  emailed 68 million users to inform them that the next time they logged in to their accounts they would be prompted to change their passwords. The users in question were those who had not changed their passwords since mid-2012. When asked why Dropbox were  suddenly taking action against those users – Dropbox made their reasoning clear. “We recently learned about an old set of Dropbox user credentials (email addresses and passwords) that we believe were obtained in 2012.”

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