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Faceless Cybercriminals Aren’t the Only People Who Might Steal Your Business Data

09-Jul-2018 14:39:33 / by Chris Selby-Rickards posted in Backup, breach, breaches, business, computers, Data, data breach, Disaster Recovery, firewall, IT Support, protection

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Faceless Cybercriminals Aren’t the Only People Who Might Steal Your Business Data

Although most companies take measures to defend against external cyberattacks, threats from within are often overlooked. Find out how to defend your business against insider threats.

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Business Email Scammers Put Behind Bars

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

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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 ransomware, samsam, cybersecurity, software, hacking, small business, Server, security, phishing, passwords, IT Support, IT Services, IT, helpdesk, firewall, Disaster Recovery, data backup, cybercrime, cyber threats, cyberattack, cyber, cloud, business, breach, anti virus

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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 theft, technology, support, solutions, small business, service, security, ransomware, protection, policy, phishing, passwords, MSP, IT Support, IT Services, london, helpdesk, fraud, firewall, fileless attacks, Disaster Recovery, data breach, data backup, Data, cybersecurity, cybercrime, cyberattack, cyber threats, cyber, computers, cloud, breaches, breach, Backup, anti virus, Business operations, business

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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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8 Policies to Protect Your Business’s IT Assets

05-Apr-2018 12:38:19 / by Chris Selby-Rickards posted in Backup, anti virus, business, Business operations, Communications, email, Disaster Recovery, data breach, firewall, google, IT Services, IT Support, london, managed, IT, office 365, passwords, security, support, small business, technology

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IT policies are important to have because they can help ensure that your company’s IT resources are being used appropriately and productively. Here are eight IT policies often found in companies.

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How to Reduce Your Costs If Your Data Is Breached

21-Jul-2017 11:49:00 / by Chris Selby-Rickards posted in data breach, budgeting, small business, business, cybersecurity, cyberattack, costs, windows, theft, support, solutions, IT Support, IT Services, IT, helpdesk, fraud, firewall, fileless attacks, Disaster Recovery, Business operations, breach, Backup

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Being prepared for a data breach can save your business a great deal of money if one occurs. Discover what the top three preparations are and the extent to which they can reduce data breach costs.

Data breaches are occurring at record pace in 2017 in the United States and other parts of the world. Taking preventive measures, such as locking down your network, using security software, and creating strong passwords, can make it much harder for cybercriminals to infiltrate your business. However, despite your best efforts to prevent a data breach, your company might still experience one. This is partly due to the fact that data breaches are not always the result of cyberattacks. They are also caused by human error, system glitches, and malicious insiders.

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Why SME Companies in Wimbledon Should Migrate to the Cloud

18-Jul-2017 12:59:08 / by Ben Spector posted in Backup, cloud, cloud computing, Collaboration, computers, Data, Disaster Recovery, IT Services, IT Support, london, MSP, News, Server, support, wimbledon

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Every business tries to minimise expenditure where possible to protect its profits without compromising on the quality of its services or its ability to run efficiently. However, many small to medium-sized companies in places like Wimbledon and Croydon still don't understand or haven't switched to cloud computing. It's easy to assume that it's best to stick to having data stored on onsite servers, but migrating to the cloud is beneficial for many reasons.

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What Is Downtime Really Costing Your Business?

11-Jul-2017 11:53:00 / by Chris Selby-Rickards posted in costs, budgeting, Wireless Communications, wireless, wi-fi, technology, telecommunications, small business, servers, remote working, productivity, network, london, IT Support, IT Services, IT, helpdesk, Email Solutions, Disaster Recovery, desktop, data breach, data backup, Data, cybersecurity, cybercrime, cyberattack, cyber, computers, computer, Communications, cloud telephony, cloud computing, cloud, Business operations, business, breaches, breach, Backup

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Knowing the costs associated with downtime can help you prioritize IT spending within your technology budget. Learn how to calculate both the direct and indirect costs resulting from downtime.

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5 Ways to Prepare Your IT Systems for Severe Weather

01-Jul-2017 18:21:00 / by Chris Selby-Rickards posted in Data, data backup, small business, cybersecurity, Disaster Recovery, gdpr

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Hurricanes, tornados, and other types of severe weather can be devastating to your IT systems. Discover five ways you can prepare for severe weather so that damage and downtime are minimized.

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What happens if the Cloud goes down?

01-Mar-2017 18:23:00 / by Chris Selby-Rickards posted in Data, cloud, small business, IT Services, business, gdpr, cybersecurity, data backup, Disaster Recovery

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What happens if the Cloud goes down?

3 Ways to Weather a Cloud Service Outage

If you use a cloud service, you will likely see it go down at some point. Discover three ways you can prepare for an outage so that your business stays up and running.

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