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Beware of increasing scam activity over the Christmas period

2022-12-14T19:23:06+00:00By |Articles|

The Christmas season is a time for joy and celebration, but it is also a time when scammers are particularly active. These criminals take advantage of this busy time and generosity of the season to trick people into giving away their personal information or money. Here's what you need to know about these scams and how to protect yourself from them.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – IT Safety During Uncertain Times

2021-01-06T13:44:57+00:00By |Articles|

Cybercriminals have a tendency to take advantage of ‘hot topics’ in the hope of targeting people with a vested interest or concern about current issues. As a result the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has become an area targeted by attackers. Using techniques such as phishing emails, ransomware and malicious software, all with a coronavirus stance

Windows Server 2008: End of Life

2021-01-06T13:44:58+00:00By |Articles|

From January 14, 2020, support for Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 will cease, seeing the end of any regular patches and security updates and leaving infrastructure and applications open to risk and compliance breaches. All three Windows server 2008 R2 editions (Datacentre, Enterprise and Standard) will be affected, including the Hyper-V role. Although 2020

British Businesses Failing at Cyber Security to Be Hit with £17m Fines

2021-01-06T13:44:58+00:00By |Articles|

The UK government has announced that businesses which do not have adequate systems to protect against cybercrime in place will be subject to fines of up to £17 million. The measure is being introduced in an attempt to safeguard services and utilities deemed essential to the British public, and will most likely target energy, health,

Choosing the Right Computer Equipment for your Office

2021-01-06T13:44:58+00:00By |Articles|

Regardless of the particular niche in which your business operates, it’s almost inevitable that you’re going to need a network of computers and the attendant equipment to service you and your staff members. While start-ups and fledgling entrepreneurs may be able to get by on a single personal computer, before long the expansion of operations will

5 Ways to Become a Greener Business

2021-01-06T13:44:58+00:00By |Articles|

With our carbon footprint an increasingly weighty topic on everyone’s mind, there’s never been a better time for your business to go green. Not only will you be doing your bit for the environment, but you can actually set yourself apart from your rivals and make yourself more attractive to prospective clients and customers. In

Why Is Ransomware So Popular for Cybercriminals?

2021-01-06T13:44:59+00:00By |Articles|

Ransomware. We’re all familiar with the term, whether it be from news reports, online scaremongering or, heaven forbid, a brush with the beast itself. This form of cyber crime is still incredibly popular all over the world, despite the fact that its reputation (or notoriety) precedes it by some distance. A ransomware attack consists of

The Importance of Multiple Backups

2021-01-06T13:44:59+00:00By |Articles|

We’ve all had that sinking feeling when we’ve realised that a document didn’t save your changes. Or you choose “save” instead of “save as” and accidentally overwrite the original.  Of course, that’s one of the reasons that you keep a backup isn’t it? Just in case you need it. But what happens when the backup fails? What

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