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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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Reasons your business needs IT Support Services

19-Feb-2018 16:28:16 / by Chris Selby-Rickards posted in solutions, Business operations, helpdesk, IT, News, support, business, computers, managed, security, small business

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If you’re a small to medium business owner in Fulham, Putney or Morden, your chief concern is growing your business. Because of this, you’re probably ploughing money into the business and looking to save money wherever you can. In a bid to do this, you may choose to keep some things in-house, such as your IT. This will work fine in the beginning, but as your company begins to grow, it can present problems that you may not have anticipated.

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How to Make Working from Home Work for SME Businesses

02-Dec-2017 11:25:37 / by Chris Selby-Rickards posted in windows 10, cloud computing, cybersecurity, firewall, solutions, Business operations, cyber crime, Data, helpdesk, IT, News, policy, anti virus, business, cloud, computers, cyberattack, managed, passwords, protection, security, small business

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Improvements in technology, combined with people seeking a better work/life balance, has meant more and more people want to work from home. Letting people work remotely can have big advantages for your business, from attracting job applicants to improving productivity. However, many smaller businesses struggle with the idea of having people work away from the office where they can’t be supervised, so having the right systems in place is essential. Here are some tips to ensure you are getting the best from your remote workers.

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5 Ways a Managed Services Provider Can Make Your Life Easier

22-Oct-2017 11:58:21 / by Ben Spector posted in cloud computing, cybersecurity, network, solutions, helpdesk, IT, News, service, support, anti virus, business, cloud, computers, cyber, cyberattack, cybercrime, managed, protection, security, small business, wireless

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Managed services providers (MSPs) are lifesavers for business owners and executives to manage their IT equipment and services. Among many other things, MSPs update software, provide data backup solutions, and keep files safe from hackers.

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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 cybersecurity, data breach, Disaster Recovery, fileless attacks, firewall, solutions, breach, Business operations, helpdesk, IT, IT Support, support, theft, Backup, business, cyberattack, fraud, IT Services, small business, windows, budgeting, costs

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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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What Is Downtime Really Costing Your Business?

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

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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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