View Is your data backup creating a false sense of security?

Is your data backup creating a false sense of security?

Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, the world has seen a massive increase in cyber-crime. Attacks against banks and financial institutions, for example, are up 238%. No one is immune. Cyber-attacks against schools, hospitals and other public institutions have skyrocketed. Just one-hour’s downtime can cost the average medium-sized business over £60,000. The ability to…

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View Supply chain attacks set to increase in 2020

Supply chain attacks set to increase in 2020

Supply chain attacks were up 78% in 20191. Research by cyber-security company CrowdStrike, found that two-thirds of businesses had suffered a supply chain software attack during 20182. It’s a trend that looks set to continue during 2020. After all, why attack a well-protected target directly when you can bypass its security altogether? What is a…

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View Time is running out – so face The 2020 Problem like a hero

Time is running out – so face The 2020 Problem like a hero

In January, Microsoft is killing Windows 7. Shame, as it was a great operating system. Popular yet ageing badly. When Microsoft abandons an operating system (officially called end of life), it stops updating it, or fixing it when it breaks. We are pretty sure that hackers who have already discovered bugs they can exploit, are…

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View Clock ticking for Windows 7

Clock ticking for Windows 7

The clock is counting down for 40% of the world’s private and public organisations. Why? Because on the 14th January 2020 the incredibly popular Windows 7 computer operating system goes end-of-life. That does not mean your Windows 7 desktops and laptops will suddenly stop working. However, it does mean that Microsoft will stop providing upgrades,…

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GDPR and cyber security readiness

Media hype around GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) has produced considerably more heat than light. GDPR is the European Union’s replacement for things like the UK’s Data Protection Act (1998). The new regulations come into effect 25th May 2018. All companies wishing to trade with the EU must be GDPR compliant. The UK will adopt…

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