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GDPR Scams

01-Jun-2018 13:22:05 / by Chris Selby-Rickards posted in gdpr, data protection

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GDPR Scams

Watch Out for GDPR Phishing Scams

Hackers are sending out GDPR phishing emails, trying to trick people into entering the kinds of data that the General Data Protection Regulation is designed to protect. Learn about this scam and how to protect your business from it.

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GDPR Deadline Is Looming

19-Apr-2018 22:18:14 / by Chris Selby-Rickards posted in data breach, solutions, Data, data backup, IT, IT Support, business, gdpr, IT Services, london, small business

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The date on which companies need to be in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is approaching fast. Find out when this deadline is and what it means for businesses worldwide.

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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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Would You Pay to Get Your Business’s Data Back?

16-Jan-2018 12:42:42 / by Chris Selby-Rickards posted in cybersecurity, firewall, solutions, Business operations, cyber crime, News, phishing, ransomware, theft, anti virus, business, cyber, cyberattack, fraud, gdpr, protection, security, small business

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If you came to work one morning and found that your company was the victim of a ransomware attack, would you pay the ransom? Find out why security experts recommend not giving into hackers’ demands and why many organizations do not heed this advice.

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4 Security and Privacy Dangers Businesses Might Encounter in 2018

09-Jan-2018 19:09:04 / by Chris Selby-Rickards posted in cloud computing, cybersecurity, firewall, Business operations, Data, IT, News, phishing, ransomware, theft, anti virus, business, cloud, computers, cyber, cyber threat, cyberattack, cybercrime, email, gdpr, passwords, protection, security, small business

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Data breaches and ransomware are not the only dangers your business might face in 2018. Here are four predictions you should be aware of when developing your security and data privacy strategies.

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7 Best Practices When Creating and Using an Incident Response Plan

11-Dec-2017 12:27:53 / by Ben Spector posted in cybersecurity, data breach, firewall, breach, breaches, Data, IT, News, phishing, ransomware, anti virus, business, cloud, computers, cyberattack, cybercrime, email, gdpr, security, small business

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Data breaches are on the rise, so it is a good idea to develop an incident response plan in case your business becomes the next victim. Here are seven best practices to follow when creating and using an incident response plan.

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Four Ways to Enhance Your Business's Data Security

20-Oct-2017 12:33:51 / by Ben Spector posted in cybersecurity, firewall, network, Business operations, Data, News, phishing, ransomware, theft, anti virus, business, cloud, computers, cyberattack, cybercrime, email, gdpr, passwords, protection, protocols, security, small business

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As more and more businesses in Wimbledon migrate to the online world to take advantage of e-commerce, the number of cyber criminals increases. Hackers want to access your data for all sorts of reasons, from individuals looking to drain your bank account to companies trying to steal your clients. If you want to keep your business safe, you need to protect your data and don't underestimate what people will do to penetrate your system.

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How Ready Are You For GDPR?

15-Aug-2017 16:13:33 / by Ben Spector posted in cyber crime, IT, News, policy, cyber, cyber threat, gdpr, passwords, protocols, security, training

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Does your company have a Cyber Security Policy?

A Company Cyber Security Policy sets out to preserve the security of your data and technology infrastructure. All businesses should have a security policy in place that is regularly assessed, updated as necessary and shared across the entire business, ensuring that all staff comply with that policy.

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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 cybersecurity, Disaster Recovery, Data, data backup, gdpr, small business

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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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