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The 5 Most Costly Types of IT-Related Cybercrimes

09-Jul-2018 14:08:22 / by Chris Selby-Rickards posted in cybersecurity, data breach, firewall, servers, breaches, phishing, ransomware, theft, anti virus, business, cloud, computers, cyber, cyber threats, cyberattack, cybercrime, fraud, passwords, protection, security, small business, hacking, scams, hackers, computer security

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Business Email Scammers Put Behind Bars

09-Jul-2018 12:21:36 / by Chris Selby-Rickards posted in cybersecurity, Disaster Recovery, Business operations, cyber crime, IT Support, phishing, ransomware, anti virus, business, computers, cyber, cyber attacks, cyberattack, cybercrime, email, fraud, london, office 365, security, small business

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PDF Files: Handy for Businesses — and Hackers

19-Apr-2018 22:14:57 / by Chris Selby-Rickards posted in cybersecurity, data breach, helpdesk, IT, ransomware, anti virus, Backup, business, cyber, cyberattack, cybercrime, fraud, security, hacking, hackers, pdf

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PDF files are the No. 1 type of file used in cyberattacks. Find out why hackers like to use them and how to protect your business.

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SamSam Is on the Loose and Headed for a Server Near You

19-Apr-2018 14:32:52 / by Chris Selby-Rickards posted in cybersecurity, Disaster Recovery, firewall, breach, data backup, helpdesk, IT, IT Support, phishing, ransomware, anti virus, business, cloud, cyber, cyber threats, cyberattack, cybercrime, IT Services, passwords, security, Server, small business, hacking, software, samsam

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In March 2018, the SamSam ransomware ravaged Atlanta’s computer systems, bringing many city services to a halt. This wasn’t the first time hackers used this ransomware to wreak havoc and it won’t be the last. Learn how SamSam differs from most other ransomware.

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How to Protect Your Business from Credential Stuffing Attacks

19-Apr-2018 14:21:00 / by Chris Selby-Rickards posted in cybersecurity, data breach, Disaster Recovery, fileless attacks, firewall, solutions, breach, breaches, Business operations, Data, data backup, helpdesk, IT Support, phishing, policy, ransomware, service, support, theft, anti virus, Backup, business, cloud, computers, cyber, cyber threats, cyberattack, cybercrime, fraud, IT Services, london, MSP, passwords, protection, security, small business, technology

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Around 5 billion stolen credentials are available on the dark web, and cybercriminals like to use them in credential stuffing attacks. Learn how credential stuffing attacks work and what you can do to protect your company from them.

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What You Need to Know about Fileless Attacks

23-Feb-2018 14:04:26 / by Chris Selby-Rickards posted in windows 10, cloud computing, cybersecurity, fileless attacks, firewall, network, solutions, Business operations, cyber crime, Data, helpdesk, IT, News, phishing, ransomware, support, theft, anti virus, business, cloud, computers, cyber threat, cyberattack, email, office 365, passwords, protection, security, small business, websites, windows

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Fileless attacks are on the rise. However, many people are unfamiliar with them. Learn what they are and how to protect your business from them.

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Hackers Are Trying to Trick Android Users into Downloading Powerful Spyware

21-Feb-2018 16:32:54 / by Chris Selby-Rickards posted in windows 10, cloud computing, cybersecurity, firewall, Business operations, Data, IT, News, phishing, ransomware, anti virus, business, cloud, computers, cyber threats, cyberattack, cybercrime, email, fraud, passwords, protection, security, small business

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To get Android users to download the Skygofree spyware, cybercriminals have been spoofing wireless service providers’ websites. Discover what you can do to prevent your business’s Android devices from becoming infected.

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3 Ways Small Businesses Can Take Advantage of Artificial Intelligence

15-Feb-2018 17:33:59 / by Chris Selby-Rickards posted in windows 10, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, cybersecurity, firewall, solutions, Business operations, Data, News, anti virus, business, cloud, computers, cyberattack, email, passwords, protection, small business, technology

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Innovative offerings are making artificial intelligence (AI) accessible for even the smallest of businesses. Here are three types of AI-based solutions that small companies can use to help grow their businesses.

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4 Signs It Might Be Time for a Tech Update

12-Feb-2018 16:14:03 / by Chris Selby-Rickards posted in windows 10, cybersecurity, firewall, network, solutions, Business operations, IT, News, phishing, ransomware, support, theft, anti virus, business, cloud, computers, cyberattack, email, gdpr, managed, passwords, protection, security, small business, training, windows

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Using older tech devices saves money, but there is a point at which it can hurt business operations. Here are four signs that it might be time to update or replace some tech devices.

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How to find the ideal IT support company for your marketing business

31-Jan-2018 10:00:03 / by Chris Selby-Rickards posted in windows 10, cloud computing, cybersecurity, firewall, Business operations, Data, IT, News, policy, business, cloud, computers, cyberattack, gdpr, managed, security, small business

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Marketing businesses rely on digital communications for a whole range of day to day activities. For a busy marketing agency, IT downtime is just not acceptable, and could lead to painful business losses if they fail to deliver services as a result. For any business in the marketing industry, maintaining robust network communications as well as keeping data safe and secure should be a top priority, and something for which they seek the professionals’ input.

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