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 Are you prepared for the end of lockdown?

Are you prepared for the end of lockdown?

So the UK lockdown is still in force right now. But have you started planning yet, for when your staff can return to the workplace? It’s going to happen at some point soon. And the more you plan and act now, the easier it will be. There are three areas to consider: 1. Your people,…

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View Keep your data safe when staff use their own devices

Keep your data safe when staff use their own devices

In the rush to get your staff setup for working from home, did anyone stop to check how safe your company data would be? Because suddenly having your people access your data via lots of different devices, introduces lots of new variables. Especially if your team are using their own laptops, tablets or mobiles. This…

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View Are you ready to defend BlueKeep from attack?

Are you ready to defend BlueKeep from attack?

The WannaCry ransomware attack of May 2017 cost the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) over £100 million and the cancellation of 19,000 appointments. The ransomware also caused chaos for the French motor industry and German railways. A report by the National Audit Office (NAO) said, “The WannaCry attack was relatively unsophisticated and could have been…

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Secure printing top tips infographic

When it comes to IT security, many businesses simply overlook their network-connected printers and copiers. An unsecured printer is a backdoor into your network just waiting to be exploited. Modern Networks provides IT, telecoms and printers as a managed service. Here are our top 10 tips to help you secure your business printers.

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O2 data outage

Dear Modern Networks Customers: We are aware that 02 mobile and data provider customers are unable to use data this morning. One of O2’s third party suppliers has identified a global software issue in their system, which has affected O2’s data services. We believe other mobile operators around the world are also affected. We are…

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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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View Anti-virus and the Battle against Malware

Anti-virus and the Battle against Malware

The number and variety of cyber-attacks faced by organisations continues to grow daily. Businesses of all sizes and across all industries are being targeted. To compound the problem, the attack surface is becoming greater and more varied with the proliferation of mobile devices, Cloud services and BYOD (Bring Your Own Device). This is creating a…

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