Basic Security Measures We Sometimes Forget: Lock Your Computer

When talking about system security we concentrate on technologies and tactics network administrators can use to keep their organisation protected. While this focus is important, even a company specialising in security can neglect to remind employees and others of some basic security measures. This post details some basic security techniques for keeping your network, your…

Almost half of dropped USB sticks will get plugged in!

People are still plugging in USB sticks scattered around parking lots, a study has confirmed. The researchers from the University of Illinois decided to test what they call the “anecdotal belief” that people pick these things up and plug them in, so they dropped 297 drives on the school’s campus last year. Sure enough, they…

10 tips to staying secure on public Wi-Fi

The convenience of Wi-Fi for most people is invaluable. Whether it is at home, in the workplace or out and about – even on holiday – we long to get connected wirelessly. It is, therefore, an increasingly important asset, especially in these ever-busy, mobile and interconnected times. As such, being able to access it, anytime…

3 Ways to Keep Your Private Information Safe from Prying Eyes

The internet has brought a lot of changes to the world. People are using it to communicate and stay in touch with family, friends, and colleagues. No matter their locations, businesses have moved to the open market and are using the global network to grow. Practically, almost all actions have shifted to the online world…

Can you really trust the link you are about to click on?

You’ve heard it a million times: “Don’t click links in emails!” That’s usually for a very good reason. This is by far one of the biggest ways we see customers get bitten. But what makes email links bad? What’s the worst that could happen if I do click one? This topic is cloudy for most…

Is your password strong enough?

Weak passwords are more like cheap locks – easy to open or crack! And once open, the intruders can do whatever they want to. Not many people know, but stolen passwords are worth more to cyber-criminals than your Credit Card details. Researchers state that passwords of social media accounts are often the entry points for…

Business Continuity Awareness Week 2017

2/3 organizations have experienced at least one cyber security incident during the last year. (BCI Cyber Resilience Report 2016) Cyber attacks and data breaches have proven to be two of the greatest concerns for business continuity professionals for several years running. The latest research from the Business Continuity Institute has shown that: 88% of BC…

Microsoft to raise prices by 22% on 1st Jan 2017

Microsoft is to increase its prices by as much as 22% in the UK because of sterling’s recent decline, a rise that is likely to affect thousands of businesses and could cost the Governments tens of millions of pounds. The software giant is the latest big-name company to force through a post-referendum price rise, saying the…