worst passwords of 2023

The Worst Passwords of 2023... Why is Cyber Hygiene So Bad?

Those that follow our blog know, this is something we enjoy (and cringe at) doing each year. The true strength of passwords has always been overestimated. Unfortunately, passwords are becoming an increasingly significant point of weakness for personal and business security and it's no surprise considering this year's most popular (and worst) password of 2023 is... *sigh*... "123456".

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How to mitigate Human Error

How to Stop Social Engineering in Your Business - A Comprehensive Guide

Despite 90% of IT and cybersecurity specialists agreeing that cyber security awareness is of the highest importance, 40% of these organisations have stated that employee awareness is low. Cyber security solutions are getting stronger and implementations of new technology like the cloud make your data safer than ever, but it seems we continue to overlook the biggest threat to our businesses out there, ourselves and our employees.

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Cyber security Trends in 2024

Cyber Security Threats to Expect in 2024

Annual IT security spending is set to grow by £50 billion in 2024 from £105 billion in 2021. As we approach 2024, many businesses will start the year with a significantly larger online presence than they did only a few years ago. With remote work becoming commonplace and IT playing a larger role than ever, the cyber-security of your business should be a top priority. Educating yourself and your staff on potential cyber risks can be game-changing for your business.

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Security and compliance

The Importance of Security and Compliance

According to a recent IBM report Data breaches in 2023 cost organizations an alarming average of £3.9 million per incident. These staggering figures beg the question: How can businesses protect their valuable data in an era of relentless digital transformation? In today's fast-evolving landscape, where data is the lifeblood of modern businesses, the role of IT in ensuring compliance has never been more critical.

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Estate management

Automated IT, Revolutionising The Way You Manage Your Estate

In the rapidly evolving technological landscape, automation lies at the heart of businesses seeking to optimize operations and enhance efficiency. Embracing IT cloud solutions has become a game-changer for organizations of all sizes. By harnessing the power of cloud computing, businesses can revolutionize their approach to managing entire estates, realizing cost-effectiveness and scalability like never before.

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Zero Trust IT Solutions

What is Zero Trust IT and is it the Future?

In today's digital landscape, protecting sensitive data and systems has become increasingly challenging. Cyber threats are growing more sophisticated, and traditional security approaches are proving inadequate. This is where zero-trust solutions come into play. Adopting a "never trust, always verify" approach is going to be the way forward. Zero trust challenges the traditional notion of implicit trust within a network. It focuses on stringent access controls, continuous verification, and contextual factors to ensure secure interactions.

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10 Best Security Practices for SMEs

Small businesses have always been vulnerable to cyber threats, but with a recent report finding 43% of data breaches have been from SMEs alone, there's never been a more important time to take your cyber security seriously.

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What is Smishing

What is Smishing and Why is it Everywhere

According to a recent report by Check Point Research, the number of Smishing attacks increased by over 700% between the first and second quarter of 2022. This staggering rise highlights the growing concern around this type of social engineering attack. Furthermore, 97% of all mobile malware is delivered through SMS, making it a lucrative avenue for cyber-criminals to target unsuspecting victims.

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Business problems technology Solves

Business Problems Technology Solves

Fast and reliable IT is the cornerstone of every modern business, but if technology falls behind or its performance starts to slow down, operations will unavoidably be affected. With the average SME in the Uk suffering from 45 minutes of IT downtime each week the costs, frustration and wasted time can quickly become all too common a problem.

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Independent Cyber Security

Cyber-Security For Independent Schools in 2023

Over three-quarters of UK, schools have experienced at least one type of cyber incident in the last year. Cybersecurity is a significant concern for schools in the UK as they increasingly rely on technology for academic operations. These institutions face various cyber threats that can potentially compromise sensitive data and disrupt their functioning. As one of our primary sectors, we’ve had the chance to partner with multiple independent schools, doing so has given us the opportunity to learn first-hand what puts schools at risk and what the most effective safeguards to implement are.

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