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WhatsApp Hijack Scam: What You Need To Know

WhatsApp Hijack Scam: What You Need To Know

WhatsApp is a Facebook owned free messaging app that allows you to make and receive voice and video calls, send text and image messages, create voice notes and more, all through the internet. WhatsApp is the most popular messaging app globally with over 2.5 billion...

Was Your Company Data Exposed In The COMB Data Breach?

Was Your Company Data Exposed In The COMB Data Breach?

In February of 2021, a database containing billions of emails and passwords was posted to the dark web in what is being called the biggest breach of all time. Now referred to as the Compilation of Many Breaches (COMB), this particular breach contains more than 3.2...

The SonicWall Cyber Security Threat Report 2021

The SonicWall Cyber Security Threat Report 2021

2020 forced many organisations to completely change the way they work almost overnight. While remote working had been growing in popularity over the years, with companies looking to pluck from a wider talent pool, the COVID-19 pandemic greatly accelerated the shift to...

Is Your Business Ready for a Hybrid Workplace?

Is Your Business Ready for a Hybrid Workplace?

As the idea of returning to ‘normal’ seems like a real possibility at last, it’s time to take stock and think about what that means for your business. Now that most people have had a taste of the freedom and flexibility of remote working, they’re unlikely to be in any...

10 Cyber Security Dos and Don’ts For Businesses

10 Cyber Security Dos and Don’ts For Businesses

The outbreak of the Covid-19 and global lockdowns saw many businesses being thrown into a tailspin as they were forced to shift business operations completely online. Twelve months later and many are still grappling with frequent closures, new regulations and...

Public Cloud vs Private Cloud vs Hybrid Cloud

Public Cloud vs Private Cloud vs Hybrid Cloud

What is cloud computing? Cloud computing allows us to access an infrastructure via the internet (“the cloud”) that delivers computing services such as data storage, networking capabilities, servers (both physical and virtual) and more, without having to install and...

IT Security Tips for Working Remotely

IT Security Tips for Working Remotely

2020 saw the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic throw the whole world into chaos. With lockdown orders issued globally, millions of businesses and organisations scrambled to get their operations and their workforce online. Though most were able to pivot and adapt...

Office 365 Backup: Does Office 365 Back Up Your Data?

Office 365 Backup: Does Office 365 Back Up Your Data?

It’s a common misconception that Microsoft Office 365 backs up your data. It is a popular and secure platform, but it does not provide a reliable data backup out of the box. Microsoft has built-in backup features and redundancy, but that infrastructure is designed for...

Migrating from On-Premise to Cloud

Migrating from On-Premise to Cloud

Many large businesses have reaped the benefits of moving from on-premise to cloud computing. However, other businesses might still be unsure whether it makes sense for them to migrate their data. What specific benefits does cloud computing offer, and is it worth it?...

Ransomware is on the rise!

Ransomware is on the rise!

Ransomware is a type of malicious software, or malware, designed to deny access to a computer system or data until a ransom is paid. Ransomware typically spreads through phishing emails or by unknowingly visiting an infected website. Ransomware can be devastating to...

How To Spot A Phishing Email

How To Spot A Phishing Email

Phishing is a type of online scam where criminals send an email that appears to be from a legitimate company and ask you to provide sensitive information. This is usually done by including a link that will appear to take you to the company’s website to fill in your...

Windows 7 End of Life

Windows 7 End of Life

On the 14th January 2020 Windows 7 & Windows Server 2008 are reaching their end of life. There will no longer be any security patches and updates released by Microsoft. It means that if you keep using Windows 7 and/or Windows Server 2008/R2, you will be at a huge...

The Importance Of Backing Up Your Data Offsite

The Importance Of Backing Up Your Data Offsite

Is your data backed up? Backup is a critical part of any IT setup, and of course, you understand the importance of protecting your business data. Your business holds a network of knowledge and information that you wouldn’t want in the wrong hands, or to hinder your...

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