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10 things for IT departments to do when an employee leaves their job

21st October 2019

It is inevitable that you will have employees come and go throughout the years. Whether the employee has left due to poor performance, the company downsizing, or they are moving on to another job, you must consider the actions needed to happen to ensure once they have left your company data remains secure. Here we discuss a checklist of actions you need to take to ensure IT security remains tight once an employee has left. Regardless of whether there was…

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The dangers of working remotely

30th September 2019

It is common nowadays to have a lot of your staff, at some point, working remotely. Whether this be from home, at a client’s office, in a coffee shop or by hiring freelancers, it has never been easier to access your work and continue your job outside of the office. Despite this freedom being convenient and the fact that it can increase productivity, remote working can be potentially dangerous for the company. Here we discuss what the dangers and risks…

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How Office 365 can benefit your business

19th August 2019

Office 365 is “Microsoft Office in the Cloud” and provides access to email, contacts, documents and calendars wherever you are via cloud computing. Office 365 comes with a range of functions which can be extremely useful to your staff. Some of these features you may not even be aware of, but they have the ability to revolutionise the way you work and improve both productivity and efficiency. Here we discuss some of the top features Microsoft Office 365 provides and…

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How safe is your password?

15th July 2019

There has never been a more important time for your company to be as secure as possible online. With the constant development of technology, it has become more common for cyber threats to occur. Having passwords online is the first step to achieve this security, however, it is scary when you hear potentially how easy it is for people to break through these passwords if they are not strong enough. This poses a security risk for both the individual and…

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What is a firewall and why do you need one?

26th June 2019

Firewalls are a protective barrier between your computer, phone or tablet and the other computers that are connected to you. As soon as you are connected to the internet, the whole world can see you and this can make your computer vulnerable to cyber threats. When data is exchanged between computers it goes into cyberspace. Firewalls monitor this data to decide whether it is safe, and therefore firewalls are essential! If your computer is left unprotected, it can quickly be…

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How Cloud Computing can help your business

13th May 2019

Cloud computing is everywhere and has definitely become part of our daily lives. Whether you are watching films, listening to music, editing documents or checking your email, you are already using it. Cloud computing is about storing data on the internet rather than hard drives, meaning you can store unlimited amounts of data over the internet which was impossible before. How can your business benefit?There are many reasons why many businesses across the world are using Cloud computing. Here a…

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9 Reasons why your computer may be slow

30th April 2019

It can be extremely frustrating when your computer is slow as it can reduce your productivity and make you job harder. There are many reasons why your computer may be slow, some of which are simple and easy to avoid. 1.    Your hard drive may be failing This can happen over time as a hard drive is constantly moving and, as with anything that consists of moving parts, they can eventually wear down. How to fix: Run a hard drive…

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Kwik Fit hack highlights dangers of malware for businesses

27th March 2019

Recently we wrote an article detailing predictions from some of the world’s top experts including McAfee and the World Economic Forum forecasting greater levels of hacking and phishing in 2019. Well it appears that we have the first major casualty of 2019 with a major hack of UK firm Kwik Fit’s computer network. The popular car service specialist has over 600 garages across the United Kingdom and Ireland and provides tyres, exhausts, batteries and breaks as well as MOT testing…

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Global cyber-attack would cost businesses billions

20th February 2019

A new report has produced findings in which it claims that a coordinated global cyber attack could cause economic damage of between £65-96 billion. In the hypothetical scenario developed for Lloyds of London and Aon, findings showed that a malicious campaign similar to those of real-life ransomware (such as WannaCry and Not Petya) could spread around the world incredibly quickly and cause devastating damage in its wake. The scenario involved an infected email which once opened forwards itself to all…

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Has your email been stolen in massive data leak?

31st January 2019

Dubbed a ‘mega-leak’, more than 2.2 billion stolen emails and passwords have surfaced online in a leak that is growing bigger by the day. First reported on January 17, 2019 by researcher Troy Hunt, the leak included an astonishing number of email addresses and password combinations. However, upon further investigation the list of breached data was even bigger than first suspected, with 2.2 billion user’s worth of data included. The data is apparently an amalgamation of leaked email addresses and…

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